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How much does a coil spring replacement cost for Vauxhall Nova?

A typical coil spring replacement (nearside front) in the UK costs around £127 - £199. Depending on your Vauxhall Nova engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a coil spring replacement (nearside front) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much does a coil spring replacement (nearside front) costs. Vauxhall Nova coil spring replacement (offside front) costs on average £127 - £199, Vauxhall Nova coil spring replacement (nearside rear) costs on average £127 - £199 and Vauxhall Nova coil spring replacement (offside rear) costs on average £127 - £199.
Car modelFixter price range
Coil spring replacement (nearside front) for Vauxhall Nova£127 - £199
Coil spring replacement (offside front) for Vauxhall Nova£127 - £199
Coil spring replacement (nearside rear) for Vauxhall Nova£127 - £199
Coil spring replacement (offside rear) for Vauxhall Nova£127 - £199
Front brake pads replacement for Vauxhall Nova£55 - £86
Rear brake pads replacement for Vauxhall Nova£70 - £110
Front brake discs replacement for Vauxhall Nova£106 - £166
Brake discs and pads replacement (rear) for Vauxhall Nova£134 - £211
Brake discs and pads replacement with electronic parking brake (rear) for Vauxhall Nova£162 - £255
Car diagnostic for Vauxhall Nova£34 - £53
Lower ball joint replacement - front (passenger side) for Vauxhall Nova£113 - £177
Lower ball joint replacement - front (driver side) for Vauxhall Nova£113 - £177

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What does a coil spring do?

The main purpose of a coil spring is to ensure the wheels remain in good contact with the road surface whilst also providing absorption from bumps and uneven road surfaces. Most cars have four coil springs; each supporting one corner of the vehicle.

What are the symptoms of a broken coil spring?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your coil springs:

  • Your car is noticeably lower on one side or dipped in one corner.

  • You notice strange rattles and knocks when driving on uneven roads.

  • Your car’s steering is uneven, or veering off to one side.

What happens when we do a coil spring replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Safely raise the car and inspect the suspension system and coil springs.

  • If necessary, they will replace the front or rear pair of coil springs.

  • Check other related components and advise whether they need to be replaced.

  • Lower the car and check the suspension again.

  • Finally they’ll test drive the car.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often do I need to replace my coil springs?

There really is no set lifespan for coil springs and many can last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, poor road conditions and heavier cars can result in coil springs needing to be replaced more frequently.

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Want to learn more about Vauxhall Nova coil spring replacement?

What does a coil spring do?

Also known as road springs or suspension springs, coil springs support your car at its desired height, to maintain proper alignment angles and to absorb road shock transmitted through the tires and shock absorbers. Most cars have four coil springs; each supporting one corner of the vehicle.

Coil springs are made of strengthened steel, expertly designed to give both stiffness and absorption to ensure they can do their job. Coil springs need to hold the weight of the vehicle up but at the same time not be so stiff that they can’t absorb shocks, resulting in your car being jolted from every bump in the road.

There are two types of coil springs - the first have a constant diameter steel all the way down the coil and the second type have a decreasing diameter which allows for more absorption and comfort and more strength under heavy loads.

Vauxhall

Vauxhall Motors Ltd. is a British car brand owned by German manufacturer Opel. Initially founded in 1857, but didn’t begin to build cars until 1903, the brand is officially over 160 years old.

Their popularity can be easily quantified by the 3.9million Vauxhall cars on the road in the UK today.

Vauxhall: A car for every need

By their own admission, Vauxhall has a car for the school run, a trip to the shops, a cross-country holiday, being the face of your business or delivering a van-load of goods. With such a wide range of vehicles, they’ve got every avenue covered.

A forward-thinking company with traditional values

Throughout their extensive history in the automotive industry, Vauxhall has featured predominantly in all areas. It produced the first sports car, also the first car to achieve over 100mph, it has launched award-winning models and consistently introduced pioneering technology.

Their core brand values claim to be:

  • Ingenious—offering brilliant mobility

  • Progressive—as forward-thinking and innovative

  • Approachable—being authentic and simple

The UK’s 3rd best selling car of 2018: The Vauxhall Corsa

Competing with Ford Fiesta and VW Golf for the top-selling car in the UK, the Vauxhall Corsa has become a household favourite—and why not? Their supermini hatchback is stylish, nippy and economical to run. Neatly finished inside and out with a host of modern technology and features, you’re getting plenty of car for your money and all backed with Vauxhall’s reputation for building cars that go the distance.

How often does a coil spring need replacing?

Whilst there is no set lifespan for a coil spring, as they get older, their strength decreases and therefore their ability to absorb uneven surfaces and keep the wheels in contact with the road surface is reduced.

Poor road conditions and heavier cars can result in coil springs needing to be replaced more frequently as there is more stress and strain on these springs. Coil springs also tend to break more frequently if the vehicle is left stationary for long periods of time and can corrode if left in wet conditions.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Your car’s suspension system, including your coil springs should be inspected during an MOT. Coil springs may cause your car to fail its MOT if they are badly fractured, severely weakened, dangerously modified, insecurely attached to the chassis, or missing.

To ensure that your car remains roadworthy, safe and drivable you should be aware of the symptoms of bad coil springs and have them checked regularly.

What happens when we do a coil spring replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Safely raise the car and inspect the suspension system and coil springs.

  • If necessary, they will replace the front or rear pair of coil springs.

  • Check other related components and advise whether they need to be replaced.

  • Lower the car and check the suspension again.

  • Finally they’ll test drive the car.

What causes coil springs to break?

A sudden impact to the suspension, such as driving over a speed bump or large pothole, can result in coil spring damage or snapping. Heavier vehicles or cars carrying a heavy load will put more strain on the coil springs. This could lead to premature breakage or weakening overtime.

Winter weather can also have a significant impact on the number of coil springs that fail. This is down to damp conditions causing corrosion and cold temperatures making it easier for coils to snap. Many coil spring failures are not always noticed by the driver. Often they’ll hear a crack, but can’t locate the cause of the noise, and it is only when the car has its MOT that broken coil springs are found.

When should a coil spring be replaced?

There really is no set lifespan for coil springs and many can last the lifetime of the vehicle. However, poor road conditions and heavier cars can result in coil springs needing to be replaced more frequently. If you experience any symptoms related to a broken coil spring you should have your car inspected and the springs replaced if necessary.

What are the symptoms of a bad coil springs?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for

  • If your car is noticeably lower on one side or dipped in one corner.

  • You notice strange rattles and knocks when driving on uneven roads.

  • Your car’s steering is uneven, or veering off to one side.

  • Harsh bouncing when driving.

What happens when we do a coil spring replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Safely raise the car and inspect the suspension system and coil springs.

  • If necessary, they will replace the front or rear pair of coil springs.

  • Check other related components and advise whether they need to be replaced.

  • Lower the car and check the suspension again.

  • Finally they’ll test drive the car.

Can you drive with broken or missing coil springs?

No, it’s not recommended. Given that coil springs are essential for the handling, braking and general safety of the vehicle, as soon as you are aware that a coil spring has broken, it must be replaced. Coil springs are replaced in pairs usually, so both sides will be done at the same time.

What happens if you don't change a broken coil spring?

Failing to replace a broken coil spring will result in a very bumpy ride for you and your passengers. The car will also be harder to control and you may find that the steering veers off to one side. Given that coil springs are essential for the handling, braking and general safety of the vehicle, as soon as you are aware that a coil spring has broken, you should book it in to be inspected and replaced.

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We put our drivers through rigorous vetting and training before they are able to drive your vehicle. All of our drivers must have at least 3 years of driving experience, hold a clean driver's licence, be over the age of 21, capable of driving both manual and automatic vehicles and pass a criminal background check.

Your vehicle will be assigned to a driver who is responsible for collecting it from your home, delivering it to the garage and returning your vehicle once all work is completed.

Sometimes we might coordinate with a garage for them to send their own driver to collect your vehicle. In this instance, you are protected as you would be if it was a Fixter driver. 

What garage will my car go to?

One of our in-house mechanics will factor in the make and model of your car, as well as the work that needs doing. They will then allocate your booking to the most appropriate Fixter garage in your area, and we’ll email you to confirm.

Here’s why only 1 in 20 garages pass our selection criteria:

  • We only choose garages registered as a Limited Company, with a minimum of 3 years of trading.

  • We assess each garage's various established affiliations (e.g. Bosch / Unipart / Garage).

  • We perform an online audit: Fixter only selects garages with at least a 4 star customer rating.

  • We make sure to visit each garage in person. Our in-house mechanics evaluate the quality of equipment, staff qualifications, capacity, and technical capabilities of selected servicing centres. Fixter only works with garages which strictly use manufacturer-equivalent parts.

  • After all requirements are fulfilled, we negotiate preferential terms with each selected (including parts, labour, oil, and MOT test rates), so we can pass it along to our customers.

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How and when do I pay?

We take your card details when you book online, but nothing is charged to your card until all the work has been approved by our in-house experts, and satisfactorily completed.

No extra work will be carried out without your consent. If additional work is required, one of our in-house experts will call you to walk through any diagnostic reports, recommendations or additional quotes from the mechanic working on your car. We check every quote to make sure the work is required and has been fairly priced.

Note: If you need to update your payment details to pay for your booking, the team will send you a secure link to add the new card details.

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If your car fails its MOT at one of our garages, but you believe that your car should have passed, you'll have the option to take your car to another garage to do a new MOT test. If your vehicle passes the MOT at another garage, we’ll refund you for the original MOT test that you carried out with us. Collection and delivery fees are non-refundable.

How does the Fixter 12-month warranty work?

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If there’s a problem (with either parts or labour) up to 12 months after your booking date, we’ll sort it out for you, completely free of charge.

Just email support@fixter.co.uk or call our team on 0330 808 9527 and we’ll take care of it.

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We understand that things change.

If you need to cancel or change your booking, please let us know asap. Our agents spend time finding you a top-rated garage, which is then booked to take care of your vehicle. In many cases, parts are ordered in advance. As a result, we operate a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you have a confirmed booking with us and need to cancel within 72 hours of the appointment, a cancellation fee of £20 may be applied.

We want to avoid that so our agents will work with you to try and find a new appointment instead. To discuss changing or cancelling a booking, please email or phone on 0330 808 9527.

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