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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
2014 Dodge Dart $447 $318.62 $127.98 8% $490.62
2011 Chevrolet Equinox $702 $462.49 $239.97 10% $784.99
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $272 $191.96 $79.99 9% $299.46
2014 Lincoln MKS $616 $312.42 $303.96 14% $720.92
2015 Acura RDX $409 $296.76 $111.98 8% $447.26
2016 Porsche Macan $594 $290.10 $303.96 14% $698.60

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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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Damian

10 years of experience
451 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Washington, District of Columbia
Excellent worker, he had the same problem the first mechanic had. Instead of quitting like the first mechanic, he figured out how to remove the nut holding the SHOCK.
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!

Scott

35 years of experience
716 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Honda Civic - Shock Absorber Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Great hobby Scott on my 2008 Honda Civic EXL.Great communication and on time.He is replacing a front passenger CV axel and washer pump on my 2006 Kia Sportage EX today.I’ll rate that job after completion and driving it a few weeks after.
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front) - San Tan Valley, Arizona
As you can see by my posts, he has always done a great job on all of my vehicles and is still doing so! Another great job Scott!

Mazyar

7 years of experience
255 reviews
Mazyar
7 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front, Rear) - Hampton, Georgia
Very nice gentleman. Did work within the promised time in very hot weather. Excellent service and I would definitely recommend him.

Marco

28 years of experience
68 reviews
Marco
28 years of experience
Mazda CX-5 - Shock Absorber Replacement (Front) - Colton, California
Professionalism at its best! Work quickly and efficiently so we could get to a prior engagement we had to be at. Pointed out a few things that another mechanic lied about needing to be repaired. Saved us a lot of money! Good manners and polite to boot!

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