Shock Absorber Replacement at your home or office in San Rafael.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

499

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Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
Another great experience!
Really happy with service. I appreciate his attention to detail.

Theodore

15 years of experience
1140 reviews
Theodore
15 years of experience
Fantastic experience and service! I will come back and use again with total and complete confidence! Thanks so much!
Theodore was great and friendly.

Duy

12 years of experience
74 reviews
Duy
12 years of experience
Duy change brake fluid, engine oil and shockers for me. He is professional and knows his stuff.

Patrick

31 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was great. You service is wonderful. Thanks

Raul

33 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
33 years of experience
Raul was very courteous, knowledgeable and thorough. Arrived on time and finished the repair in time allotted. I would highly recommend Raul.

Tyler

26 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
26 years of experience
For the second job I've scheduled him for, Tyler was amazing. He earned the repeat business and will be using him for my next work too. The quote was for 1.8 hours and having an understanding of replacing shocks would personally plan 2 hours, but sure enough Tyler had the job done in just a shade over 60 minutes. Fast and friendly, I'd certainly recommend him to anyone!

Joseph

26 years of experience
516 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
Joseph is professional and timely.Thanks again for the great service.

Jermaine

23 years of experience
51 reviews
Jermaine
23 years of experience
very professional!

Kenneth

10 years of experience
104 reviews
Kenneth
10 years of experience
I had rear shocks replaced for my 2010 Lexus rx350. I was quoted 600 at 2 local stores i had this done for 256$, Ken was really professional , finished the service quick and provided a detailed inspection report at the end. Overall nice experience through Your mechanic.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
On time, on quote, knowledgeable and was able to complete repair quickly despite my having bought the wrong part. This is the first time in many years that I have had a repair completed without having to leave the car all day. Thanks!


How much does Shock Absorber Replacement cost in San Rafael?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in San Rafael. Our mechanics in San Rafael 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 in San Rafael.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Kia Forte Koup $243 $163.16 $79.99 10% $270.66
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $296 $199.52 $95.98 10% $328.52
2011 Kia Sportage $574 $414.18 $159.98 8% $629.18
2015 Mini Cooper Countryman $515 $274.66 $239.97 13% $597.16
2008 BMW X5 $1016 $599.96 $415.94 12% $1158.96
2006 Porsche Cayenne $4148 $3827.87 $319.96 2% $4257.87

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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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