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April 14, 2012, 12:46 pm

Ankit M
 

Question: Typical Cost of Front/Rear Strut Assembly

My mechanic recently told me that i need to have my front and rear struts assembly replaced. The cost he gave me was economy parts were $1150 and for premier parts $1500. I am not sure whether or not these costs are correct and if this is even warranted to do for a car with 130K. Please let me know. Thanks!


April 20, 2012, 2:36 pm

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like he was quoting you for the struts and also the coil springs (the strut assembly). Those are reasonable estimates for the repair, the question is whether or not you need all that. Coil springs are replaced when the ride height is too low--it's not a terribly common repair, and even when the ride height is a little low, it would have to be causing a serious problem to warrant that much money. For instance, if your struts are worn and need to be replaced, that does not mean the entire assembly needs to be replaced.

What problem are you having to begin with?


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