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BMW Z4 Shock Absorber Replacement

The cost of a shock absorber replacement can vary drastically depending on the year, make, and model of your car.

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BMW Z4 Shock Absorber Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW Z4 Shock Absorber Replacement is $775. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2006 BMW Z4 3.0L L6
95,000 miles
Chadon M  • 
August 10, 2020 10:06 PM  • 
Mesa AZ 85202
$300
5.70  hrs
2.40  hrs
2003 BMW Z4 2.5L L6
117,000 miles
Joshua W  • 
April 25, 2020 2:40 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85013
$666
5.10  hrs
2.10  hrs
2005 BMW Z4
111,732 miles
Sophia K  • 
 • 
Phoenix AZ 85034
$1,127
5.30  hrs
3.80  hrs
2006 BMW Z4 3.0L L6 Roadster 3.0i
117,627 miles
Kate E  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90046
$1,130
5.90  hrs
2.40  hrs
2006 BMW Z4 3.0L L6 Roadster 3.0i
117,627 miles
Kate E  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90046
$651
3.50  hrs
2.80  hrs
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What is a Shock Absorber?

All right, you ready for a real surprise? A shock absorber is a part of your car that absorbs shock. You can go ahead and pick your jaw up from the floor now. But what exactly does that mean? Let’s break it down a little bit further for you. Your car is subject to a lot of weird movements. There are potholes, speedbumps, and imperfections in the road, not to mention the physical pull of the car as you go around turns, accelerate, or slow down. So, the shock absorbers absorb a lot of that movement, keeping it from making its way back to you, or to the parts of the car that would be damaged by such movement. They’re actually a remarkably simple component. The shock absorbers are placed above the wheels, and connect to the suspension and the frame of the car. They essentially are cylinders with a piston in them, as well as some gas or oily liquid. As your car bounces up and down, the piston in the shock absorbers does the same, with the liquid or gas absorbing much of the impact. That keeps the frame of the car from absorbing it, which keeps your butt from absorbing it. And everyone wins. Many modern cars have two shock absorbers: One over each rear wheel. A lot of older cars, however, have shock absorbers over all four wheels (the cars that only have shock absorbers over the rear wheels utilize strut assemblies in the front of the car). You can probably imagine that shock absorbers get a lot of action, and, as a result, they can wear out. When that happens, they’ll need to be replaced, by the pair.
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Symptoms of a failing Shock Absorber

Scheduled maintenance

Let me guess: You probably don’t pay much attention to your scheduled maintenance or your car’s manual. Who needs it, anyway? Well, you do. So, listen up. Not all cars call for the shock absorbers to be replaced as part of scheduled maintenance, but some cars do. This is done as a preventative measure, to replace the absorbers before they die and potentially cause damage to other parts of your car.

Leaks

Here’s a news flash: Your car uses a lot of different fluids, and, as a result, a lot of different things can leak. If you notice a leak coming from your car, it could be a number of different things. It probably isn’t the shock absorber - that’s fairly low on the scale of things that you’ll find leaking - but it could be.

Bumpy ride

If you’re noticing that your car has a bumpier than usual ride, it’s a pretty good sign that something might be wrong with your suspension. That something just might be the shock absorbers. Old school wooden roller coasters might be fun, but let’s keep that feeling at the amusement park, shall we?

Weird noise

Here’s something that I really shouldn’t have to tell you: Your car shouldn’t make weird noises. When it does make a weird noise, it’s usually because there’s something broken that needs to be fixed. If your shock absorbers have kicked the bucket, then you might hear a knocking noise coming from your car.

Tires wear unevenly

If your shock absorbers aren’t doing your job, then your car will be making uneven contact with the road. This will often result in your tires being worn unevenly. It’s a good idea to check the wear of your tires regularly, so that you can spot any weird wear patterns before they become bigger issues.

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How urgent is a Shock Absorber replacement?

Your car is still safe to drive short distances when the shock absorbers need to be replaced. But you should get them replaced as soon as possible, unless you’re a fan of damaging your suspension and your tailbone.

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