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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
2016 Volvo XC90 $449 $368.58 $79.99 5% $476.08
2016 Mazda CX-3 $432 $336.05 $95.98 7% $465.05
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport $186 $105.56 $79.99 12% $213.06
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT $354 $210.52 $143.98 12% $404.02
2012 BMW 750i $5238 $4550.28 $687.91 4% $5474.78
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas $3402 $3194.10 $207.97 2% $3473.60

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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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Juan

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Juan
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front) - Walnut Creek, California
Juan was punctual, polite, and responsive. I watched his work processing and it was clear immediately that he is a pro. The work was finished promptly and correctly. I would not hesitate to request Juan again.
Honda Odyssey - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Elk Grove, California
Juan was fantastic! He was on schedule, very knowledgeable about cars, and did a superb job on installing my struts and shocks. My van rides so much better now!

Damian

10 years of experience
411 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Isuzu Trooper - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Clinton, Maryland
A very outstanding mechanic! Did not waste time, explain what he was going to do, showed the new parts, and did the job. Could not asked for more.I will tell my family and friends. Thank you so much!

Roberto

8 years of experience
5 reviews
Roberto
8 years of experience
Ford Fiesta - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Showed up on time and completed the task as projected. Roberto was friendly and explained what he saw and recommends going forward. I will definitely be using his services going forward. Very convenient! Thanks again!

Matt

14 years of experience
31 reviews
Matt
14 years of experience
Suzuki XL-7 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Good guy, very professional, and helpful: "try to get your vehicle's tires rotated with the oil change."

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