How much does it cost to replace shocks on a truck?

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asked Mar 6 in Repairs/Maintenance by Chock0Chkip (850 points)
How much does it cost to replace shocks on a truck?

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answered Mar 6 by Carter3 (12,730 points)
The cost to replace shocks on a truck by a shop ranges from $200.00 to $500.00 per axle.

Replacing the front shocks costs between $200.00 to $500.00 for the front shocks and the same for the rear shocks.

So if you have a shop replace both the rear shocks and the front shocks on the truck it could cost $400.00 to $1,000.00 with most of that cost being in the labor charges.

You can replace shocks on your truck yourself for less than $50.00 each for the shocks.

I actually bought a set of rear shocks for my truck on Ebay through Autoshack Autoparts for $20.00 for the set.

So that saved me quite a bit of money.

Some signs of bad rear shocks are a bumpy ride, you bounce the rear of your vehicle by hand and it easily bounces, or you go over bumps and the back of the vehicle bounces and bottoms out, oil leakage from the shocks, uneven rear tire wear and also the vehicles back end may go down when you brake or the vehicles front end may go forward slightly like a nose dive.

The common signs of rear shock absorbers need replacing or bad shocks are the rear end of the vehicle may sit high on a truck, or the rear end may go down when the shocks get weak, and the rear end of the vehicle bottoms out.

You can push or stand on the bumper of the vehicle and bounce it up and down and if it bounces easily when you do that then the rear shocks are bad and need replaced.

Rear Shock Absorbers need replaced every 5 to 10 years or every 50,000 to 100,000 miles depending on the road conditions you drive on.

If it's been 50,000 miles or more since you replaced your rear shock absorbers then it's likely time to replace them for a better and smoother ride and it protects other parts on your vehicle as well.

To replace rear shocks on your vehicle it takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on how easy it is to get to your rear shocks.

If your rear shocks are easy to get to such as on a truck then you can replace the rear shocks in less than an hours of time.

I replaced the rear shocks on my truck last year and it took me around 40 minutes as in it took me 20 minutes each side.

However sometimes you might run into problems such as the bolts being stuck which can make it take longer.

A shop can usually replace the rear shocks within an hour or less.

On cars and other vehicles where the shocks are harder to get to it could take a few hours to replace the rear shocks.

Rear Shocks on a vehicle are supposed to last between 50,000 miles to 100,000 miles.

However the actual lifespan of the shocks will depend on the types of roads you drive on also because when you drive on rough roads the rear shocks will wear out faster.

The same is true for the front shocks on the vehicle.

The rougher roads create more wear and tear on the shocks and so the up and down motion causes the shocks to wear out faster.

The smoother roads you go down the less wear and tear the shocks will have.

For most people it usually takes 8 to 10 years for their rear shocks and front shocks to wear out.

If you drive less then your rear shocks will last longer and the more you drive the faster your rear shocks will wear out.

Rear shocks should always be replaced in pairs as in both of the rear shocks should be replaced at the same time.

Your front shocks wear out as well and last between 50,000 miles to 100,000 miles before they need replacing.

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