Ford Custom Shock Absorber Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(118)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(118)

Shock Absorber Replacement Service

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Custom Shock Absorber Replacement is $459 with $307 for parts and $152 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1965 Ford CustomV8-7.0LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$820.42Shop/Dealer Price$991.78 - $1465.37
1972 Ford CustomV8-7.5LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$799.10Shop/Dealer Price$976.91 - $1474.28
1970 Ford CustomV8-5.0LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$799.10Shop/Dealer Price$976.91 - $1474.27
1964 Ford CustomV8-6.4LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$784.42Shop/Dealer Price$955.77 - $1429.35
1968 Ford CustomL6-3.9LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$784.42Shop/Dealer Price$955.84 - $1429.47
1964 Ford CustomV8-4.3LService typeShock Absorber - Front ReplacementEstimate$799.10Shop/Dealer Price$976.91 - $1474.27
1969 Ford CustomV8-6.4LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$793.42Shop/Dealer Price$964.57 - $1437.99
1965 Ford CustomV8-4.3LService typeShock Absorber - Rear ReplacementEstimate$793.42Shop/Dealer Price$965.24 - $1439.16
Show example Ford Custom Shock Absorber Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(118)

Rating Summary
114
3
0
1
0
114
3
0
1
0

Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Ford Custom V8-7.0L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Richmond, Texas
Joseph showed up early and did a thorough inspection of the vehicle. He was very helpful. Thanks.

TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
Ford Mustang V6-3.7L - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Sarasota, Florida
Great guy. Worked hard. Did a great job.

Bobby

27 years of experience
88 reviews
Bobby
27 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-5.4L - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Was early and did a great job. I would have him do work anytime. Very nice and polite. Great guy.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1408 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Ford Focus L4-2.0L - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Austin, Texas

Excellent Rating

(118)

Rating Summary
114
3
0
1
0
114
3
0
1
0
Number of Ford Shock Absorber Replacement services completed
1298+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Often Does My Car Need a Power Steering Fluid Service?
The The purpose of the power steering system is to ensure easy handling and precise direction as a vehicle is being driven. The power steering system assists steering by guiding part of an engine’s power towards one front wheel or...
Does Locking Your Car Doors Keep You Safer in an Accident?
Yes, Yes, locked doors do keep you safer in a crash. In a crash, an unlocked door can fly open. If you are not belted in securely, you can be thrown out of the vehicle and seriously injured. If you...
How to Troubleshoot a Hesitating or Bucking Car
Hesitating cars and bucking cars often have worn out fuel filters, fuel pumps, oxygen sensors, EGR valves, spark plugs, or air filters.

How do you add a voice tag to an entry in the HandsFreeLink on?

When you create entries in the HandsFreeLink® (HFL) system, you’re given the option of creating a voice tag at that time. However, you can also add a voice tag later on if you change your mind. Here’s what you should...

Tire valve stem base leaks air

From the description provided, it seems you have quite the leak coming from your Corolla’s tire. I would recommend taking your vehicle, or just the tire if you wish, to the nearest tire shop and have them replace the valve...

clarinet noise 80 mph

Hi, there may be too much air coming through the cabin air filter inlet located in the engine bay, and the turbulence of it causes the clarinet sound. I suggest that the condition of the cabin air filter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-cabin-air-filter) is...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com