How much would it cost to replace rear shocks

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ron, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. ron

    ron Guest

    I took my 95 Honda Accord for a oil change at a gas station. They
    found out there is a leak from one of the rear shocks. They said it
    would cost about $600 to replace both rear shocks. About $115 for a
    shock and 3 1/2 hours of labor. They said it is difficult to change.
    Is this a reasonable price? But it sounds too much for me. Anyone has
    idea how much would it really cost to do such a job. Thanks.
    ron, Sep 12, 2003
  2. ron

    dan Guest

    Call a couple local tire/shock places for a quote. They want $138 for
    an hour of labor? Don't go back there for sure! It probably isn't even
    leaking. Sounds like a scam.

    dan, Sep 12, 2003
  3. ron

    Guest Guest

    No, this price is outrageously high! Tires stores like PEP boys will replace
    all four struts for much less than this! (Not that I would recommend PEP
    boys, but you get the point.)
    Guest, Sep 13, 2003
  4. ron

    93 Fox Guest

    OMG, that is insane... I know it's not the same, but I replaced all 4 on my
    VW this summer. I got a good deal on the struts and hardware (<$200 total)
    and spent a saturday doing the install. Granted the accord may take longer
    to install, but that price is HIGH.
    93 Fox, Sep 13, 2003
  5. It's obviously a scam. It's easy enough to check for leaking fluid
    yourself but wait a month or two for the stuff they sprayed there to dry
    up... or wash it off by spraying some solvent, like WD40, on it. If you
    find you really do have a leak, find somebody else competent to do the job
    - those guys are obviously not. In your situation I'd tell them they just
    lost your business.

    As for the part price, I'd guess that $115. is close to Honda's list price,
    which an independent shop will not pay - IOW they're trying to get their
    hand *deep* in your pocket. There are also aftermarket shocks which work
    at least as well as the Honda OE parts - see <> or

    Rgds, George Macdonald

    "Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
    George Macdonald, Sep 14, 2003
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