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Our expert insights into rear shock absorber in Southampton

Our expert insights into rear shock absorber in Southampton

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? rear-shock-absorber/southampton

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What happens when we replace your shock absorbers?

  • Our fully qualified and efficient mechanics will replace your shock absorbers, and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
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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? rear-shock-absorber/southampton

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

What happens when we replace your shock absorbers?

  • Our fully qualified and efficient mechanics will replace your shock absorbers, and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
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Daniel, from London

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How much does rear shock absorber cost in Southampton?

How much does rear shock absorber cost in Southampton?

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A typical rear shock absorber in Southampton costs around £183.60 - £259.20. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a rear shock absorber on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Southampton in order to give you an idea of how much the rear shock absorber should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Honda Ca125 Rebel

125 litres

£293.83 £254.4013%

Honda Accord Sport I

2.2 litres

£242.42 £194.4020%

Jaguar S Type V6

3 litres

£299.36 £247.2017%

Volkswagen 1200 D Lwb

2.4 litres

£303.76 £249.6018%

Vauxhall Corsa Life A/c

1.3 litres

£224.95 £190.8015%

Ford C Max Zetec

1 litres

£229.32 £183.6020%

Mitsubishi Grandis

2 litres

£223.52 £187.2016%

Volvo 740 Gl Auto

2 litres

£224.91 £183.6018%

Mini Cooper Camden D

1.6 litres

£226.48 £190.8016%

Porsche Cayman S

3.4 litres

£310.52 £259.2017%

Honda Ca125 Rebel

125 litres

£293.83 £254.4013%

Volkswagen 1200 D Lwb

2.4 litres

£303.76 £249.6018%

Mini Cooper Camden D

1.6 litres

£226.48 £190.8016%

Honda Accord Sport I

2.2 litres

£242.42 £194.4020%

Jaguar S Type V6

3 litres

£299.36 £247.2017%
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* The cost of your rear shock absorber depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Southampton

ACE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTHERN LTD

Southampton, UK
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18 reviews
ACE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTHERN LTD is located in Southampton, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

L&D STANLEY

SOUTHAMPTON, UK
stars-4.5
14 reviews
L&D STANLEY and their team of qualified mechanics at SOUTHAMPTON, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

BADMINSTONS HYTHE LTD

Southampton, UK
stars-5
14 reviews
We are located in Southampton, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH

Eastleigh, UK
stars-4.5
26 reviews
BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH and their team of qualified mechanics at Eastleigh, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Boarhunt

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

BEST AUTOCENTRE WINCHESTER

Winchester, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
BEST AUTOCENTRE WINCHESTER is located in Winchester, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

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Want to learn more about rear shock absorber in Southampton?

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Southampton

Southampton is 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles north-west of Portsmouth. It is the largest city in Hampshire and also in the south-east of England, with an estimated population of 250,000.

Boasting many medieval heritage buildings, Southampton hosts some of the longest surviving stretches of medieval walls in England.

It’s also home to a multitude of museums, including the Tudor House and Southampton Maritime museums. The SeaCity Museum is located in the west wing of the Civic Centre and focuses on the city’s trading history and the famous ocean-going passenger liner, The Titanic.

The Guildhall (currently branded The O2 Guildhall) has played host to a mass of musical talent in its time: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Killers, Amy Winehouse and Lostprophets have all played here, as well as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Southampton Philharmonic Choir.

The most popular cars in Southampton

One of the major players in the growth of the SUV market, the Nissan Qashqai is estimated to be the most popular car in Southampton, 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 Tiguan, Ford Fiesta and the Mercedes A-Class.

Vehicle numbers in Southampton

There are approximately 175,000 licensed vehicles in the Southampton area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and the VW Polo.

Fixter garages in Southampton

There are a total of 14 Fixter garages in the Southampton 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 Southampton area:

  • S01: Bargate, Millbrook & Freemantle, Southampton
  • SO14: Bevois & Bitterne Park, Southampton
  • SO15: Freemantle, Shirley & Redbridge, Southampton
  • SO16: Swaythling & Bassett, Southampton
  • SO17: Portswood, Southampton
  • SO18: Bitterne Park, Southampton

What does a rear shock absorber do?

Shock absorbers are responsible for your vehicle’s smooth drive over bumpy or uneven roads and are an essential part of your suspension system. Your shock absorbers are gas-filled tubes that are compressed by a piston, dissipating kinetic energy to provide a comfortable ride for you and your passengers, regulating the rebounding of the car.

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 at an MOT.

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?

If a shock absorber is leaking fluid, from malfunctioning or damaged seals, it will fail to operate correctly. A damaged, broken or bent shock absorber will also fail to operate as intended. This can happen through continual use, general wear or through damage from an accident. Some of the smaller internal parts will eventually wear out, which will prevent the complete component operating correctly.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning rear shock absorber

Excessive bouncing and an uncomfortable ride

If your car is providing uncomfortable ride quality and is bouncing excessively, it could be that your shock absorbers aren’t operating correctly.

The car feels unstable

When navigating corners or over uneven ground and your car feels unstable, this could also be due to suspension damage.

Driving over speed bumps is difficult

When driving over speed bumps or raised road elements causes uncomfortable and excessive bouncing, it is likely that your shock absorbers are damaged.

If you spot signs of leaking

Any puddles of oil-like fluid on the road around your wheels could be escaping from leaking shock absorbers.

If your wheels leave the ground

If your tyres lose contact with the road when driving over bumpy or uneven surfaces, then your suspension isn’t working properly and could be down to a faulty shock absorber.

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