How much does it cost to replace shock absorbers?
|Shock absorbers (each)||£60-£250|
How much could I save by replacing my own shock absorbers?
The price of a shock absorber will depend on whether you source it from a main dealer's part department (usually the most expensive way) or buy from a car parts store such as Halfords, Euro Car Parts, GSF Car Parts and the like. Wherever you get yours from, make sure it's a new part and not used – we strongly advise against buying used shock absorbers.
Shock absorber replacement is usually a straightforward job, taking less than an hour of labour, but some models require other components to be removed before you can tackle the front shocks. This will result in additional labour charges if the job is being done by a garage. So with a potential labour bill of £300+ per side to fit new shock absorbers, this is a job well worth doing yourself, with a Haynes Manual by your side.