Rear Horizontal Shocks Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you · Backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront


Rear Horizontal Shocks Replacement Service

What is the Rear Horizontal Shocks all about?

Your car’s suspension is very complex, and relies on a number of different components in order to cushion your ride, provide good handling, and keep everything in the right position. In many cars, the most visible components of the suspension are the shocks and struts. They sit upright above the car’s wheels, surrounded by a coilover spring. However, that’s not the case for all vehicles. A quad-shock system is used for some types of cars (many Ford Mustangs have this type of system). Here, your rear shocks will not be vertical, but horizontal.

Why are horizontal shocks used? They ensure that wheel hop is kept to a minimum without affecting axle rotation. In addition, rear horizontal shocks allow manufacturers to use softer bushings in the 4-link suspension system, which offers improved ride quality and performance. Of course, like all other types of shocks, they’re subject to wear and tear.

Keep in mind:

  • Because horizontal shocks are usually part of a quad-shock setup, it can be harder to detect shock failure.
  • Horizontal shocks are generally located in an obscure region, and may not be visible without putting the car on a lift.
  • Eventually, all shocks will wear out and fail – it is only a matter of time and driving style.

Our recommendation:

Without a fully functional rear suspension, your car will not have the handling and ride quality it should. This can manifest in many ways, from a harsh, hard ride and jarring over bumps to loud banging as rear end components collide with each other when encountering dips and bumps in the road. Tire wear and other suspension component wear are also common. Have the problem diagnosed and repaired by one of our expert mechanics immediately.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Rear Horizontal Shocks?

  • Banging from the rear when going over bumps or dips
  • Uneven tire wear in the rear
  • A feeling of too much sway or bounce in the rear of the car while driving
  • Noticing fluid on the exterior of the shock

How important is this service?

Your rear shocks are just as important as the front shocks, and must be maintained and replaced when they fail. Without fully operational rear shocks, your suspension, ride quality and vehicle performance are compromised. We recommend having the problem diagnosed and repaired immediately if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your rear suspension.

Fast and easy Rear Horizontal Shocks Replacement service at your home or office.


Recent articles & questions

Charging Electric Vehicles
Own or considering owning an electric vehicle? Knowing when, how to and where to charge your EV is key to reaping the rewards of green-driving.
P0377 OBD-II Trouble Code: Timing Reference High Resolution Signal B Too Few Pulses
Trouble code P0377 means the PCM has detected an irregularity in the high resolution timing reference signal, due to a faulty crankshaft or camshaft.
How to Replace a Steering Damper
Steering dampers, also known as steering stabilizers or spirit dampers, prevent movement from traveling to the steering wheel.

Car jerks when I press accelerator or take foot off of accelerator pedal

Hi there. Usually when the car will 'jerk' when you press the accelerator and lift from the accelerator, it's likely due to clogged fuel injectors, damage to the throttle body or other fuel system components. It could also be due...

My key won't turn in my 2010 Volkswagen jetta

Hi there. This article might help you complete a few self-diagnosis checks you can complete to help your key become unlocked. I would suggest reading the article and completing each step before contacting a professional mechanic to complete a car...

Body Control Module

Hello. If the body control module was replaced with a used one then it will not work directly in your vehicle. The BCM needs to be programmed to the vehicle in order for it to communicate with the other modules....

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