Dan Perkins Subaru Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions about Shock and Strut Replacement and Service

Finding professional shock and strut replacement and service in Milford is as easy as scheduling service with our certified Subaru service center. The body shop here at Dan Perkins Subaru serves the entire Danbury, Branford, Norwalk, Wallingford and New Haven area. Our Subaru factory parts are designed to meet or exceed the performance of your Subaru's original equipment. So when you have shocks and struts serviced or replaced here, we're restoring it to factory specifications.

You can find out more about suspension service via the FAQs below:

How often should you replace your shocks?

Typically, shocks last for around 50,000 miles. Replacing shocks and struts every 50k miles improves your vehicle's stopping distance, handling, and control. But if you notice rocking when braking, swaying when braking at high speeds, an excessively bumpy ride, or stiff or noisy steering, these may be warning signs that the shocks or struts need to be replaced. Simply put, your safety depends on your vehicle's suspension components. Have the shocks and struts inspected if you notice any of these warning sign and, at the very least, have them inspected every 50,000 miles.

How much does it cost to get new shocks and struts?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, shocks or struts can cost anywhere from $25 to $350. Please reach out to our service advisors for an estimate with your unique vehicle.

What is the strut assembly?

The strut assembly plays a very important role in the suspension system. It absorbs road shock and makes for a smooth ride. It's basically a shock absorber with a spring coil. Depending on the year of your vehicle, this could be located on the front or rear of the car.

How much does it cost to replace struts on a car?

Again, that all depends on the make and model of your vehicle. Front strut replacement can range from $380 to $576 dollars, including parts and labor. For an estimate that's more specific to your vehicle, please contact our service department.

For your convenience, you can schedule service with our Subaru service center online. Please reach out to our service advisors with questions at 888-603-7951.

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