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Our expert insights into front shock absorber replacement in Manchester

Our expert insights into front shock absorber replacement in Manchester

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.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

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

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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 fix my car?

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

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How much does front shock absorber replacement cost in Manchester?

How much does front shock absorber replacement cost in Manchester?

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A typical front shock absorber replacement in Manchester costs around £200.00 - £272.50. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, 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 Manchester in order to give you an idea of how much the front shock absorber replacement should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Mercedes A150 Elegance Se

1.5 litres

£249.10 £212.0015%

Vauxhall Agila

1.2 litres

£251.47 £208.0017%

Skoda Fabia Comfort 16v

1.4 litres

£263.65 £214.0019%

Honda Accord Type S

2 litres

£241.13 £204.0015%

Jeep Cherokee

3.7 litres

£323.19 £272.5016%

Peugeot 406

2 litres

£241.60 £200.0017%

Smart Fortwo Passion 71

1 litres

£255.88 £212.0017%

Mitsubishi Challenger Gls Td

2.5 litres

£302.24 £252.5016%

Kia Magentis Lx Sprts

2.5 litres

£300.04 £260.0013%

Lexus Is200 Se Auto

2 litres

£230.80 £200.0013%

Mitsubishi Challenger Gls Td

2.5 litres

£302.24 £252.5016%

Smart Fortwo Passion 71

1 litres

£255.88 £212.0017%

Peugeot 406

2 litres

£241.60 £200.0017%

Lexus Is200 Se Auto

2 litres

£230.80 £200.0013%

Mercedes A150 Elegance Se

1.5 litres

£249.10 £212.0015%

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

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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.

Want to learn more about front shock absorber replacement in Manchester?

Want to learn more about front shock absorber replacement in Manchester?

Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, located north of the Cheshire Plain and south and west of the Pennines, with an estimated population of 545,000.

Manchester is a popular cultural centre, with performing arts and live music venues that include the Palace Theatre, Manchester Opera House, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Arena and Manchester Academy.

Manchester has provided iconic bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Verve, M People and The 1975, and in the height of the 1980s the ‘Madchester’ scene gave us The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and James.

Canal Street has been the home for an LGBTQ+ community since 1940, with bars and clubs attracting around 20k visitors each weekend, and the Manchester Pride festival is celebrated every August.

It wouldn’t be fair to talk about Manchester without mentioning the city’s football rivalry: you’re either blue or you’re red, City or United—with both teams holding an extensive list of silverware and titles.

The most popular cars in Manchester

The Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Manchester, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes C-Class Saloon and Nissan Qashqai.

Vehicle numbers in Manchester

There are approximately 218,000 licensed vehicles in Manchester, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Ford Kuga and the Kia Sportage.

Find a Fixter garage in Manchester today

There are a total of 38 Fixter garages in the Manchester area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Manchester area:

  • M1 & M2: City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield & Piccadilly, Manchester
  • M4: Ancoats, Northern Quarter & Strangeways, Manchester
  • M8: Crumpsall & Cheetham Hill, Manchester
  • M9: Harpurhey & Blackley, Manchester
  • M11: Clayton, Openshaw & Beswick, Manchester
  • M12: Ardwick, Longsight & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

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.

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