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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
2006 Honda Odyssey $222 $130.88 $90.98 18% $270.63
2007 Lotus Elise $538 $370.02 $167.97 14% $628.02
2014 Chrysler 300 $284 $143.96 $139.98 20% $358.96
2013 BMW 328i $559 $251.06 $307.95 22% $724.06
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $571 $374.62 $195.97 15% $675.62
2008 Audi S5 $597 $275.52 $321.95 22% $770.02

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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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Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Second time - Great work again.
2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA
ERIK

ERIK

11 years of experience
14 reviews
ERIK
11 years of experience
Did a wonderful job for the amount of work he had to do completed it in a relatively short amount of time. Very happy with his appearance, demeanor and work ethic.
1996 PONTIAC FIREBIRD - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Diego

Diego

18 years of experience
208 reviews
Diego
18 years of experience
Diego was great. He came on time and did a great job.
2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - LAVEEN, ARIZONA
David

David

14 years of experience
460 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Dave is very thorough and very professional. Nice guy, would definitely recommend him to anyone
2010 GMC TERRAIN - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA

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