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Shock Absorber Replacement Estimate for Audi A3

Audi A3 Shock Absorber Replacement costs $546 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2009 Audi A3L4-2.0L TurboService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$810.20Shop/Dealer Price$1010.24 - $1424.77
2016 Audi A3L4-1.8L TurboService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$1000.52Shop/Dealer Price$1248.44 - $1796.39
2016 Audi A3L4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$993.44Shop/Dealer Price$1229.66 - $1763.16
2011 Audi A3L4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$810.20Shop/Dealer Price$1022.41 - $1446.08
2012 Audi A3L4-2.0L TurboService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$810.20Shop/Dealer Price$1002.09 - $1410.53
2007 Audi A3L4-2.0L TurboService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$830.20Shop/Dealer Price$1019.51 - $1426.00
2011 Audi A3L4-2.0L TurboService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$589.02Shop/Dealer Price$725.98 - $1038.53
2013 Audi A3L4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$810.20Shop/Dealer Price$1005.95 - $1417.27
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Shock Absorber Replacement Service

What is the Shock Absorber all about?

Shock absorbers are attached to the vehicle body and suspension components. They are used to absorb road shock, providing a smooth ride. Most cars made after 1995 have shock absorbers in the back wheels and strut assembly in the front. Older cars and trucks may have shock absorbers at all four wheels.

Shock absorbers are basically cylindrical containers filled with gas or liquid. They are mounted from the suspension to the frame of the car. When you drive over a bump, the pistons inside the shocks move up and down against the liquid or gas.

Shock absorbers take a beating day after day, especially on bumpy roads. The gas or liquid will eventually leak, resulting in an unstable or rugged ride. With worn shock absorbers, it is possible that the tires could lose contact with the road and/or wear out prematurely.

Keep in mind:

Shock absorbers are always replaced in pairs (either both front or both rear).

How it's done:

  • Verify that the shock absorbers are bad.
  • Remove and replace the faulty shock absorbers.
  • Inspect the suspension system for any other worn or damaged parts.
  • Test drive vehicle.

Our recommendation:

It is a good practice to replace the shock absorbers every 35,000 miles. You can easily find out if you need new shocks by doing a bounce test. Go to the rear corner of your car and push down on the rear of the car. If your car bounces up and down a few times, it is time to change the shock absorbers.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Shock Absorber?

  • Unstable, bouncy ride.
  • Tires losing contact with the road.
  • Hard impact when you drive over a bump.
  • Leaking fluid.

How important is this service?

Shock absorbers exist at both rear wheels, and sometimes the front wheels as well. The shock absorbers attach the suspension to the body of your car, and feature pistons that are filled with gas or liquid. As your vehicle rides over the bumps and rough conditions of the road, the suspension is subject to a lot of shock. This shock moves the pistons, but the gas or liquid in the pistons helps absorb the impact, and lessen the shock that is then transferred to the body of the vehicle. As a result, the shock absorbers keep your ride relatively smooth and comfortable.

When the shock absorbers malfunction or leak, they will be unable to absorb any of the shock from the road, and all of the impact on the suspension will be transferred to the body of the car. This not only makes for an uncomfortable ride, but can also cause damage to numerous different components in your vehicle.

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Matt

14 years of experience
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Matt
14 years of experience
Audi A3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Tempe, Arizona
Matt is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable and can handle any expected and unexpected issue with grace and solve it. What sets Matt apart is his character. He truly loves working in the industry and wants to be able to help you understand your car. Matt might even be putting himself out of business because he will literally have you do your own work while he supervises and teaches you. Best mechanic. Period.

Khoa

19 years of experience
402 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Audi A3 - Oil Change - Redwood City, California
Once again Khoa was on time, efficient, and performed all repairs to my satisfaction. I plan to call him again next time I have car repair needs. Nice guy too!

Pardeep

20 years of experience
787 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Audi A3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mountain View, California
Pardeep is both competent and friendly. I intended to replace pads and rotors front + back. However, Pardeep advised me to only replace the front as the back still had 80% left. I ended up saving a few hundred dollars in addition to the service also being cheaper than my dealer and nearby shop. Great experience overall!

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Audi A3 - Timing Belt - South San Francisco, California
Great guy! Very experienced and it shows. He let me know a few other things that were needed and explained just exactly why. Professional and quick.

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