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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
2007 Isuzu i-290 $549 $282.76 $266.00 20% $691.26
2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 $767 $696.90 $70.00 4% $804.40
2011 Toyota Sequoia $473 $305.16 $168.00 15% $563.16
2014 Acura TL $644 $447.96 $196.00 14% $748.96
2010 Mini Cooper $367 $213.20 $154.00 18% $449.70
2006 Porsche Cayenne $742 $462.42 $280.00 16% $892.42
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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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Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Johnathan did an greatt job replacing my shocks I would recommend him
2012 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (FRONT, REAR) - DENVER, COLORADO

Michael

24 years of experience
206 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
This was my third time using Michael. He was courteous, professional, approachable, answered my questions regarding the vehicle, and repaired everything quickly. He's a friendly guy and didn't mind if I watched what he was doing quietly, chatted, or was even there at all. I had a wonderful experience with him and would recommend Michael to anybody.
2006 TOYOTA SIENNA - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - MESA, ARIZONA

Joe

40 years of experience
576 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe arrived on time, was very professional and cordial. did the job within the estimated time with no problems whatsoever. I would highly recommend Joe.
2000 PONTIAC FIREBIRD - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - LUTZ, FLORIDA

Noe

33 years of experience
525 reviews
Noe
33 years of experience
He arrived on time. Didn't stop until work completed...showed me the new and old parts. Explained and showed me pictures of work done. Took all old parts and left work area neat and clean. I was very impressed with him and his work ethic. I live in a retirement community and will be posting my praises to everyone on our Facebook to give him a try and your mechanic.com
2002 FORD ESCAPE - SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (REAR) - FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON

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