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How much does Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Subaru Legacy $682 $362.22 $319.96 13% $792.22
2012 Kia Forte5 $642 $482.34 $159.98 7% $697.34
2011 Chevrolet Volt $573 $381.26 $191.97 10% $639.26
2012 BMW 135i $486 $246.36 $239.97 14% $568.86
2006 Land Rover LR3 $1791 $1534.94 $255.96 4% $1878.94
2009 Jaguar XK $743 $423.20 $319.96 12% $853.20

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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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Theodore

16 years of experience
1389 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Renton, Washington
Theodore is highly professional, competent and personable. I highly recommend him for all your mechanic needs!
Volkswagen Golf - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Bothell, Washington
What a professional! He is clearly someone with many many years of experience and one of the best mechanics I’ve ever had work on my cars.

John

27 years of experience
808 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Pearland, Texas
Really nice guy and honest too. Answered all my questions and did the work in record time. Will definitely use John again.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Houston, Texas
OMG I’ve never had better and faster service! John replaced all four shocks on my pickup and oh what a major difference it made in the ride! Thanks John!!

Tinashe

13 years of experience
490 reviews
Tinashe
13 years of experience
Ford Thunderbird - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front) - Cumming, Georgia
Highly qualified technician. Did a great job in the time allotted. I would use him whenever necessary for sure
Dodge Dakota - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front) - Mableton, Georgia
Puctual and friendly. Very knowledgeable at his job and thoroughly explained the work he was performing on my vehicle.

Joseph

20 years of experience
556 reviews
Joseph
20 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Salt Lake City, Utah
I had used joseph before, a couple of years ago and liked his work, so I was pleased to get him for my job (I just picked soonest available). Works quickly, confidently and cleanly. I'd have no problem recommending joseph to anyone needing a top-flight mechanic.

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