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How much does a anti-roll bar drop link replacement cost for Volvo cars?

A typical Volvo anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) in the UK costs around £57 - £98. Depending on your Volvo model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Volvo cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) costs. Volvo anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (front) costs on average £57 - £98, Volvo anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (rear) costs on average £57 - £98 and Volvo anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (rear) costs on average £57 - £98.
Car modelFixter price range
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) for Volvo XC60£62 - £98
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (front) for Volvo XC60£62 - £98
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (rear) for Volvo XC60£62 - £98
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (rear) for Volvo XC60£62 - £98
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) for Volvo XC90£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (front) for Volvo XC90£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (rear) for Volvo XC90£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (rear) for Volvo XC90£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (front) for Volvo V40£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (front) for Volvo V40£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - passenger side (rear) for Volvo V40£57 - £89
Anti-roll bar drop link replacement - driver side (rear) for Volvo V40£57 - £89

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Our expert insights into anti-roll bar drop link replacement

What does an anti-roll bar drop link do?

A drop link is used to connect the end of the anti-roll bar to the damper or a control arm. Its purpose is to keep the vehicle stable during sharp turns by pivoting between the two sides of your car’s suspension.

What are the symptoms of a broken anti-roll bar drop link?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your anti-roll bar drop link:

  • Poor handling

  • Clunking or rattling noises, especially when turning corners

  • A rough or bumpy ride

What happens when we do an anti-roll bar drop link replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect your suspension system and potentially test drive your car

  • They will then advise on which parts of the suspension need to be replaced

  • If necessary they will replace your anti-roll bar drop link(s)

  • They will then test drive the car again to be certain that the suspension is fixed

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should I replace my anti-roll bar drop link?

There is no set lifespan for anti-roll bar drop links, however we recommend having your suspension system inspected every 50,000 miles to ensure there is no damage or faults.

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Want to learn more about Volvo anti-roll bar drop link replacement?

A drop link is used to connect the left and right hand suspension components to either end of the anti-roll bar running across the car. This system works to keep the vehicle stable during sharp turns by pivoting between the two sides of your car’s suspension.

The anti-roll bar comes into play if the suspension on one side of the car moves but the other side does not, for example if only one side of the car goes over a speed bump. When this happens, one end of the anti-roll bar is raised – twisting the bar.

The force needed to twist the bar is all transmitted through the link rods which are light metal or plastic rods with a ball joint on either or both ends. This in turn stabilises the car over bumps or round tight corners.

Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer, established in April 1927, over 90 years ago.

With around 645k cars on the roads in the UK today, Volvo is a considerable contributor to the UK motor industry.

With a steady rise in status from the boxy estate models popular in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Volvo now produces a strong, executive range of luxury, performance vehicles.

Luxurious executive saloons, estate cars and SUVs

Sticking to the market they understand best, Volvo produces a small range of estate cars and a selection of bang-on-trend SUVs, complimented by 2 luxury saloon models. In other words, Volvo makes cars for ‘grown-up’ drivers where it knows its customers inside out.

Volvo: Exceptional aims for in-car safety

One of Volvo’s key visions is to provide a level of unrivalled safety inside their vehicles and has proven to be a dedicated leader in the field. Their current vision is that nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Pursuing perfection through Volvo technology

The ethos behind Volvo reaches further than just selling units and making a profit. By putting their customers first, they have committed to creating vehicles where ownership gives quality time back to their drivers, are environmentally efficient and exceptionally safe.

Using modern technology and striving to develop the systems to lead the field, is something they take very seriously. After all, this is the company that brought drivers:

  • The 3-point safety seatbelt

  • The Lambda Sond emissions detector responsible for reducing harmful fumes by 90%

  • Side impact, whiplash, and roll-over protection

  • Blind spot systems

  • City safety scanning

  • Pedestrian detection

  • Auto-braking

There is no set lifespan for anti-roll bar drop links, however we recommend having your suspension system inspected every 50,000 miles to ensure there is no damage or faults. This is because over time these parts will wear down and will have to be replaced. It's important to keep an eye on all parts of your suspension because they play a crucial role in the smooth operation of your vehicle.

When driving on bumpy surfaces, your suspension system takes a beating. For example, if one wheel goes down into a pothole, much of the shock is absorbed by the anti-roll bar and its drop links. Over time these parts can become worn out, especially if you frequently drive on rough terrain.

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Poor handling

  • Clunking or rattling noises, especially when turning corners

  • A rough or bumpy ride

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect your suspension system and potentially test drive your car

  • They will then advise on which parts of the suspension need to be replaced

  • If necessary they will replace your anti-roll bar drop link(s)

  • They will then test drive the car again to be certain that the suspension is fixed

There's no set lifespan of an anti-roll bar drop link, but we recommend having your suspension inspected every 50,000 miles.

No, you should avoid driving with a broken anti-roll bar drop link. If these parts begin to fail, your suspension will be seriously affected. This will make handling your car very difficult, especially when turning corners, which could result in an accident or damage to your vehicle.

Over time these parts will wear down and will have to be replaced. This will happen more quickly if you often drive on rough surfaces or if you have bad driving habits that put strain on your suspension system.

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