COVID-19: We remain open with our contact-free service. Updated: 1st December - Find out more

Hassle-free front shock absorber replacement

Get an instant quote and save up to 30%

front shock absorber replacement
Your postcode
Your registration number
Call usor call us on 0330 808 9527
Pick up and delivery

Pick up and delivery

— anywhere

Top-rated mechanics

Top-rated mechanics

and garages across the UK

Upfront, fixed quotes

Upfront, fixed quotes

up to 30% cheaper than average

Manufacturer-equivalent

Manufacturer-equivalent

parts only

axa insuranceIn partnership with AXA™ Insurance

Our expert insights into front shock absorber replacement

Our expert insights into front shock absorber replacement

What are shock absorbers?

They are responsible for your vehicle’s smooth drive over bumpy or uneven roads and are an essential part of your suspension system.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning shock absorber

If your car is providing uncomfortable ride quality and is bouncing excessively, it could be that your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly. Also, any puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels could be escaping from leaking shock absorbers.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to change my front shock absorber?

Save up to 30% on your front shock absorber replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.


Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter,

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

checkedCollection and delivery — anywhere

What are shock absorbers?

They are responsible for your vehicle’s smooth drive over bumpy or uneven roads and are an essential part of your suspension system.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning shock absorber

If your car is providing uncomfortable ride quality and is bouncing excessively, it could be that your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly. Also, any puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels could be escaping from leaking shock absorbers.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to change my front shock absorber?

Save up to 30% on your front shock absorber replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.


Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter,

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

checkedCollection and delivery — anywhere

starNew
COVID-19 Update - Tuesday, 1 December 2020

We fix your car, while you stay safe

Contact-free collection
Contact-free collection
Our drivers maintain safe distances, we adhere to distance regulations and offer a totally contact-free service.

How much does front shock absorber replacement cost?

How much does front shock absorber replacement cost?

Honest, upfront quotes and savings up to 30%

A typical front shock absorber replacement in the UK costs around £282.97 - £309.78. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a front shock absorber replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much the front shock absorber replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
average price
Fixter logoexclusive price
Instant savings

Suzuki Lj80

1.6 litres

£348.98 £300.8414%

Ford Ecosport

1 litres

£325.42 £282.9713%

Mini Hatchback

1.6 litres

£348.98 £300.8414%

Toyota Iq

1 litres

£361.97 £291.9119%

Honda Insight

1.3 litres

£371.23 £306.8017%

BMW 2500

1.6 litres

£384.13 £309.7819%

Audi Tt-roadster

1.8 litres

£364.59 £303.8217%

Skoda Yeti

1.6 litres

£331.70 £285.9514%

Nissan Note

1.2 litres

£361.55 £303.8216%

Jaguar E-pace

1.6 litres

£358.01 £300.8416%

BMW 2500

1.6 litres

£384.13 £309.7819%

Skoda Yeti

1.6 litres

£331.70 £285.9514%

Audi Tt-roadster

1.8 litres

£364.59 £303.8217%

Suzuki Lj80

1.6 litres

£348.98 £300.8414%

Ford Ecosport

1 litres

£325.42 £282.9713%
Get your free quote and save up to 30%Get an instant quote

* The cost of your front shock absorber replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages

MILLENNIUM GARAGES

London, UK
stars-5
21 reviews
MILLENNIUM GARAGES is located in London, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

HOLOCENE MOTOR GROUP

London, UK
stars-4.5
28 reviews
We are located in London, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

BLENHEIM TRANSPORT LTD

LONDON, UK
stars-4
14 reviews
We are located in LONDON, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

PORSHEWORX ENGINEERING LTD

London, UK
stars-4.5
11 reviews
PORSHEWORX ENGINEERING LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

CANNING CAR CARE

London, UK
stars-5
29 reviews
CANNING CAR CARE and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

DUNDALK MOTORS

London, UK
stars-4
17 reviews
We are located in London, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Here’s what our customers have to say…

  • LC
    from London
    starstarstarstarstar

    Got my front and rear brake pads and discs changed with Fixter over the Summer and it was such a great and easy experience. Their Fixter Hero Emmanuel called me in the morning to say he had arrived, took a few pictures to check car, I was called during the day to confirm work was done and my car was...

  • Customer
    from London
    starstarstarstarstar

    Just had an MOT. So easy and convenient! They collected my car at work and returned it in a few hours. Friendly service and no finding issues to push a sale. Would highly recommend!

  • Customer
    from Manchester
    starstarstarstarstar

    Excellent efficient service - second time I've used them now and will certainly use again.

  • Barry
    from Manchester
    starstarstarstarstar

    Absolutely brilliant service and would definitely use this service again.

  • Katherine Starkey
    from Bolton
    starstarstarstarstar

    Made getting my mot and service so easy! Good price too.

  • Mr Jack Edwards
    from Huddersfield
    starstarstarstarstar

    fast, reliable and very convenient

Book your next front shock absorber replacement in less than 5 minutes.

Book your next front shock absorber replacement in less than 5 minutes.

1
Step 1Select the services
your car needs
2
Step 2Schedule your
collection & delivery
3
Step 3Book with confidence
and pay later
flag

Try Fixter today

Try Fixter today

Your postcode
Your registration number
Call usor call us on 0330 808 9527
mechanic

Your front shock absorber replacement is in safe hands with our top-rated mechanics

We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Get an instant quote

Your front shock absorber replacement is in safe hands with our top-rated mechanics

mechanics

We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Get an instant quote

Want to learn more about front shock absorber replacement?

Want to learn more about front shock absorber replacement?

Front shock absorber replacement

What does a front shock absorber do?

Your shock absorbers are part of the suspension system that smoothes out the bumpiness of an uneven road to provide you with a comfortable ride.

A shock absorber is a gas or oil filled tube that is compressed by a piston to dissipate kinetic energy and regulate the rebounding your car will suffer when driving over potholed, bumpy or uneven ground.

What happens when we replace your shock absorbers?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will examine or test-drive your car to establish the cause of the problem.
  • Wherever required, a shock absorber will be replaced, and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the faulty shock absorber has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes a shock absorber to stop working correctly?

A shock absorber will fail to operate correctly if the fluid leaks. This can be due to poor or damaged seals.

A shock absorber will also fail to function properly if it becomes damaged, bent or broken due to continual wear, general use or accident damage.

Smaller internal parts are likely to wear out in time and cause the improper operation of the complete component.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning front shock absorber

Excessive bouncing and an uncomfortable ride

If your car is bouncing excessively and providing uncomfortable ride quality, then there’s a good chance your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly.

The car feels unstable

When driving around corners or over uneven ground and the car feels unstable then your suspension could be damaged.

Driving over humps is difficult

If driving over humps, sleeping policemen or raised road elements causes problems, your shock absorbers could be damaged.

If you spot signs of leaking

If you notice puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels, your shock absorbers could be leaking.

If your wheels leave the ground

In circumstances when your tyres lose contact with the road going over bumpy surfaces, sharp bridges or raised ground, your suspension isn’t working properly.

How often should shock absorbers need replacing?

You can expect shock absorbers to last at least 50k miles. Your owner’s manual may specify a different mileage or duration, as this figure is only a guideline. You should also have your shock absorbers checked after heavy contact with potholes, curbs or large rocks in the road.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Car suspension is a common reason for MOT failures. Broken or faulty shock absorbers, including oil leaks, will be a definite fail for an MOT.

The cost of replacing your front shock absorber

The typical cost of replacing a condenser varies between £200 and £250.

For example, an Audi A1 S Line would have a dealer price of £255.23, yet Fixter will carry out the same work for only £206—a 19% saving!

Changing the front shock absorber in a Fiat 500l Pop Star will cost you £268.06 with your dealer, but only £216.00 with Fixter—another superb saving of 19%!

When you choose Fixter to find you a great deal and a premium mechanic to carry out your front shock absorber replacement, you can expect to save around £40 from an average dealer price. That’s a typical saving in the region of 15–20%.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning shock absorber

If your car is providing uncomfortable ride quality and is bouncing excessively, it could be that your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly. Also, any puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels could be escaping from leaking shock absorbers.

We cover all makes and models — anywhere in the UK

We cover all makes and models — anywhere in the UK

Car care you’ll love

100% online

100% online

Get fair & transparent upfront prices for all makes and models, and book in a few taps only

Expert mechanics

Expert mechanics

We personally select and vet only the best local garages, fully covered by a 12-month warranty on parts and labour

Collection to your door

Collection to your door

Our fully insured Fixter Heroes collect and deliver to your door, with flexible time slots that suit you

In-house expert advisors

In-house expert advisors

Our friendly team of specialists will support you every step of the way and take care of your car from start to finish

We're here to help!

Our customer service team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm.