Is $395 Fair for Replacing Both Rear Shocks on My Ford Fiesta?

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Olivia Oliver Brown asked 6 months ago
I recently had an oil change for my 2014 Ford Fiesta and was informed that both rear shocks were leaking. Given the rough and bumpy roads in my area, I agreed to have them replaced. The cost quoted was $395 for two replacement shocks plus labor. The shocks used were Duralast Twintube Shock Absorbers. I've already paid but am curious to know if this price is reasonable or if I've been overcharged.
1 Answers
Zack Norman Staff answered 6 months ago
Hi there, Olivia! Sorry to hear about your car's suspension problems, and I'd be happy to help provide more insight into how much a typical replacement would cost. So, let's break down your situation a bit more:
  1. Shock Absorber Pricing: The Duralast Twintube shocks are a solid choice, offering a balance of affordability and quality. Prices for shock absorbers can vary widely, but Duralast models typically range from $50 to $100 each.
  2. Labor Costs: Labor costs for shock replacement can vary based on location and the garage's hourly rate. On average, you can expect to pay around $150 to $200 for the labor involved in replacing both shocks.
  3. Overall Fairness of the Price: Considering the parts and labor, a total of $395 seems within the reasonable range. It's not the cheapest, but it's certainly not a rip-off, especially if the garage has a good reputation for quality work.
For future reference, it's always a good idea to get a second opinion or quote from another reputable garage. Also, buying your own parts and bringing them to the garage can sometimes save money, but be aware that some garages won't warranty work on customer-supplied parts. We're glad to hear that your ride is smoother now. Remember, good maintenance is key to your vehicle's longevity and performance. Drive safe! Zack - Motor Verso Mechanics Team