Every Pep Boys Shock and Strut Replacement Service includes

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Pep Boys Steering & Suspension System Evaluation

Worn shocks and struts can change how your wheels touch the road. This potentially causes dangerous swaying, hydroplaning, deteriorating performance, and compromised road handling and holding. Have your car’s shocks or struts checked by one of our specialized technicians near you if it is handling different than it has in the past.

  • Evaluation of steering and suspension components performed by an ASE-Certified Pep Boys technician including
  • List of suspension repair recommendations with price estimates

Shock and Strut Replacement Service Package

The life of a shock or strut is roughly 50,000 miles. In that period, your vehicle’s shocks and struts will have cycled more than 85 million times. If your vehicle has more than 50,000 miles on its suspension, consider having the components replaced.

  • Thorough suspension system evaluation performed by an ASE-certified Pep Boys technician
  • Installation of Shock and/or Strut \(Product not included – price depends on brand, year, make model\)

Frequently Asked Questions

Shocks are hydraulic pump like devices that help control the impact and rebound movement of your vehicle's springs and suspension. Shocks help your car stop. New shocks or struts can help you stop up to 10 feet sooner and provide increased vehicle stability and driver control.

A shock is a stand-alone dampening device typically installed near the vehicle wheel. One end of the shock is affixed to the chassis of the vehicle and the other to the differential housing. It is a hydraulic device. A strut operates on the same hydraulic principal as a shock with the main exception being that it incorporates the vehicle’s suspension spring and spring seats as well. A strut is attached at its top to the chassis and typically to the lower control arm at its lower point.

  • Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut body
  • Shock or strut bodies are dented or damaged
  • Mounts or bushings are broken or worn
  • Cupped, uneven tire wear
  • Vehicle sways or leans on turns
  • Excessive bouncing after hitting a road bump
  • Harsh, bumpy, or shaky ride
  • Steering is stiff or makes noise

***Servicing a hybrid vehicle usually requires removal of trunk access panel for power supply access, shut off and reconnection

A shop supply fee will be an additional charge (except in NY and CA) of 9.99% up to $35.00. Each individual work order will identify and apply any applicable shop supply charge.