Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings

CostHelper.com > Cars  > Car Shock Absorbers > User Comments Page 1 / 2

Car Shock Absorbers Cost - Buyer Experiences and Price Information


Read the Full Article - How Much Do Car Shock Absorbers Cost?

Car Shock Absorbers Comments


Page 1 of 2   -   1   2   Next >>  

 

Shocks, replacing all 4
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: SteveK in San Antonio, TX.Posted: January 5th, 2011 07:01PM
Make: MazdaModel: B4000
Was reminded when I took the truck (1994) in for an oil change that the original shocks were still installed. So I bought them at O'Reilly's. Good quality (I hope) Monroes, all four cost about $100.
Installing the back pair was easy, the front not. Found a shop that wasn't busy and that charged me $50 to install the front pair. Saw him use an air wrench (which didn't work on one side) and an offset ratchet wrench, neither tool in my toolbox.
Funny thing, the ride feels no different with the new shocks.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
front and rear struts, stock springs, new front strut mounts, sway bar linkage and sway bar bushing
Amount: $700.00
Posted by: a user in central, NJ.Posted: December 15th, 2010 07:12PM
Make: 2003 nissanModel: maxima
Shop: diy
parts total about 550 labor about 200 its takes anywhere from 3-4 hours of you have the right tools (impact wrench air power tools) the hardest and most dangerous part of the install is probably removing and installing the springs. it takes about 15- 20 min to take the wheel off and remove the strut so about an 1 hour to remove all the struts from the car. another hour or so to remove and install spring on new struts and another hour to mount the struts and do a road test and all so depending on tools, having all the necessary parts on hand and having a good amount of experience i've seen mechanics do the job in under 3 hours but never more then 4 unless you have a lot of rust or a complicated suspension. so 200-250 in labor is more then fair. I would replace all the worn parts if im changing my struts such as strut bearing ( i would just buy a new mount) always new strut boots. possible sway bar linkage and bushing. I also like to replace worn bolts washers etc so I keep a few onhand
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Front and Rear Shocks
Amount: $150.00
Posted by: jgs in Artesia, CA.Posted: November 29th, 2010 08:11PM
Make: FordModel: Crown Victoria
Shop: DIY home
Installed Monroe shocks on front and Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorbers on rear. The front shocks were the best I could find from Monroe and they were $40. The rear Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting shocks are coil-over shocks and cost $90. I spent $20 for a set of long-handled wrenches because I needed a long handled 17mm to get to the top nuts of the rear shocks. I've been loading the trunk with heavy luggage a few times a year and the shocks hold the load very well.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
front struts
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: audrey jesse in fredonia, NY.Posted: September 19th, 2010 07:09AM
Make: chevyModel: cavilier
Shop: basil
i thought that having an accident june 25 front passenger was the results of the struts having to be repaired it passed inpection in march the strutts were good
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
1994 Dodge Spirit Struts and Shocks
Amount: $330.00
Posted by: Ray M in Omaha, NE.Posted: August 3rd, 2010 09:08AM
Make: DodgeModel: Spirit
Shop: Home
Bought Monroe Quick-Struts and Sensa Trac rear shocks for 330.00. Meineke wanted 360.00 to do the front struts without bearing caps which were 80.00 extra if needed. Tires plus wanted 1000.00 to do both struts and shocks. I already put on the shocks but need to order the struts for 280.00. I paid Tires Plus for a 3 time alignment which they said they would honor if I did my own work.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Replace all four struts
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: Dorothy Halligan in Winchester, VA.Posted: July 19th, 2010 08:07AM
Make: SubaruModel: 2008
Shop: Winchester Subaru
I think that I was had. I've never had a car at 2 years need these replaced, especially at this cost. The job took 8 hours!
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
4 Struts
Amount: $747.00
Posted by: Robin H in san francisco, CA.Posted: June 21st, 2010 11:06AM
Make: vwModel: cabrio
Shop: Midas
I had four struts replaced on my 1999 VW Cabrio.
Comes with a life time guarantee. $747.00.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
1994 Dodge Spirit Shocks and Struts
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: UnderMedi in Omaha, NE.Posted: June 1st, 2010 08:06AM
Make: DodgeModel: Spirit
Shop: Home
Bought quick struts and shocks from Monroe.
Tires Plus wanted 1000.00 to replace front struts and rear shocks. Bought parts for 300.00.
Replaced rear shocks but have not done the struts as of yet. I Paid for 3 years of free alignments and they said they would honor it if I replaced the struts myself.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Shocks vs Struts
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: FlewHuey in Baton Rouge, LA.Posted: December 27th, 2009 12:12PM
Make: JeepModel: 93 GC
Shop: Highland Car Care
I had all 4 shocks on my '93 Jeep GC replaced with top quality for $250 in an hour. No alignment was then needed. (I could have done it myself.) Struts all around average $1000 for multi-link cars and half a day.

What would be appreciated would be help; links or lists, to find specific vehicles with wishbone / shock absorber suspensions vs, the multi=link / strut suspensions.

This kind of information is hard to find in the car reports, descriptions ans specs posted on the web.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
4 Shocks Installed
Amount: $850.00
Posted by: DCL in Weymouth, MA.Posted: December 5th, 2009 04:12PM
Make: 2004 HondaModel: Civic
Shop: NTB
Price includes $110 alignment and Monroe Sensatrac shocks. Needed 2 new rear tires due to excessive wear (additional $260) from cupping. Ouch.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Stut and shock change on Kia Sedona
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Walterk55 in Mamaroneck, NY.Posted: November 27th, 2009 04:11PM
Make: KiaModel: Sedona
Shop: C&S Mamaroneck NY
Kia Sedona 2002 - needed strut change badly. My shop lets me buy the parts myself and puts them in. Kia Sedona struts are only available from Kia :-( They cost almost $400 for the two front struts, add $100 for the rear - Monroes, and $500 labor. BUT, the van now rides nicely and feels much safer. Safety has its cost...
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Struts
Amount: $803.00
Posted by: Elissa in Chicago, IL.Posted: October 27th, 2009 08:10PM
Make: 2000 ToyotaModel: Avalon
Shop: Dankha's Auto Repair
I was quoted $700 to $1300 for replacing all four struts. I was also told that I needed four stabilizer bars as well. I went online to Racepages.com and bought the parts for cheaper and then had my mechanic install them. Parts came to $553 and labor was $250. Monroe was running a rebate on the struts, so I will get $60 back. Although I paid nearly the amount that I was quoted at one of the shops, at least I knew what brand of struts I was getting (Monroe Sensa-trac), and not some generic off-brand.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
shocks
Amount: $503.00
Posted by: Cam in Frisco, CO.Posted: October 1st, 2009 09:10AM
Make: 2000 ToyotaModel: Landcruiser
Shop: Big O Tires
Justhad new rear brakes installed yesterday for 430.00 and shocks today for 503.00. OUCH
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Struts changed
Amount: $270.00
Posted by: Gene in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: November 17th, 2008 01:11PM
Make: NissanModel: 2002 Altima 2.5S
Shop: Igor Auto Center
Had to replace two front struts, Labor+ two new front struts (not stock cheap ones) ran me 270$ Same thing for the rear struts 270$
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam

Page 1 of 2   -   1   2   Next >>  
     
 

 




Comment On Your Experience With Car Shock Absorbers

 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Make: Model: 
Shop:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.