Coil Spring Replacement Cost

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Coil Spring Replacement
The average cost for a coil spring replacement is between $350 and $422. Labor costs are estimated between $133 and $168 while parts are priced between $217 and $254. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.
Coil Spring Replacement

What is a coil spring?

Coil springs allow the vehicle to absorb bumps, and keep the passenger comfortable. The coil springs hold the weight of the vehicle, and allow the wheels to travel vertically when the wheels encounter an obstacle.

How does the coil spring work?

The top of a coil spring is located underneath a spring perch, which is a fancy name for a very strong spot for the spring to hold the vehicle. The lower spring is rests on the lower control arm, which is part of the assembly that holds the wheels on. Since the vehicle is on the springs, and the control arm is under the spring, the spring is able to reduce the amount of discomfort to passengers when the vehicle hits debris or road imperfections

What are the symptoms related to a bad coil spring?

It is very evident if a spring breaks or wears out. Aside from one or more corners of the vehicle sagging lower than the rest, the handling characteristics of the vehicle will be completely wrong. The vehicle may even feel as though it teeters going down the road, or it may become extremely bouncy. When turning, the vehicle may roll very excessively, and drive wheels with bad springs will likely have traction issues at random. Rattling, extremely uncomfortable ride, and excessive tire wear may also signal that a spring needs replacement. On vehicles with advanced steering and suspension systems, the failed spring will illuminate traction and stability system lights, and possibly the anti-lock brake warning light as well.

Can I drive with a coil spring problem?

A vehicle with broken or worn coil springs can be driven, but the ride quality will be diminished, and, more importantly, the vehicle's handling will be compromised. A car's ability to remain level while turning, with traction spread between all four wheels, is dependent on the coil springs distributing weight. As the condition of the coil springs and shocks worsens, the ability of the suspension to perform properly, especially in an emergency situation, also worsens. Loss of control and vehicle rollover may be the result of severely worn, or broken coil springs. If a coil spring is broken (rather than worn), the vehicle should not be driven until the spring is replaced.

How often do coil springs need to be replaced?

Coil springs hardly ever fail under normal conditions, yet are extremely common to replace. Most vehicles will never have their springs replaced, and of the vehicles that do, customization , rather than failure, is the reasoning. When springs do fail, a collision, or severe suspension damage is to blame, or the weight limit of the vehicle has been exceeded. Another point of failure is the coil spring insulator, also known as the coil spring pad. This pad sits between the spring and the perch, and prevents contact. This wears out about every ten years, and is replaced by removing, refurbishing, and replacing the spring.

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