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How much does it cost to replace shocks on a Mercedes?

How much does it cost to replace shocks on a Mercedes?

Mercedes-Benz C300 Suspension Shock or Strut Replacement Cost Estimate. Labor costs are estimated between $354 and $446 while parts are priced between $1,862 and $1,870. This range is based on the number and age of Mercedes-Benz C300’s on the road.

How much does it cost to fix Airmatic suspension?

The average cost for an Active Suspension Air Spring Replacement is between $701 and $746 but can vary from car to car.

What brand shocks does Mercedes use?

Mercedes Benz E-Class Bilstein Suspension Shocks and Struts.

How long do Mercedes air struts last?

Now, to your question about AIRmatic, it looks like the front air springs last anywhere between 10 and 15 years with typical American driving before needing replacement. The rears last longer, likely because they’re not supporting the weight of the engine nor having to deal with turns and such.

Is suspension expensive to fix?

You need to look at the cost to repair or replace the suspension, plus the labor cost that will be associated with taking your car to an auto mechanic. The average cost of a suspension repair is between $1,000-$5,000.

What are signs of bad struts?

The Warning Signs Of Worn Shocks And Struts

  • Instability at highway speeds.
  • Vehicle “tips” to one side in turns.
  • The front end dives more than expected during hard braking.
  • Rear-end squat during acceleration.
  • Tires bouncing excessively.
  • Unusual tire wear.
  • Leaking fluid on the exterior of shocks or struts.

How do you know if your air suspension is bad?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Suspension Air Bag

  1. Rear of the car feels loose or spongy.
  2. Air compressor runs frequently.
  3. Bouncy or rough ride.
  4. Vehicle sags on one side.

How long do Mercedes shocks last?

Mileage and age are both good predictors; very few shocks should be kept in service past 10 years or 100,000 miles, unless you’ve just uncovered a cache of rare and well-preserved cars and just want to keep them original and not really drive them.

Which is better Bilstein or Sachs?

Both companies are of pretty good quality. Go Sachs if you want to save money since they are a bit cheaper than bilstein shocks. Yes, bilstein is a little bit stiffer but they also reduce body roll. Also, if you get the Bilstein HD, the ride quality should improve a little bit.

Which Mercedes models have airmatic?

Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC® suspension can be found as standard equipment on the following models:

  • CLS Coupe.
  • S-Class.
  • S-Class Maybach.
  • GLE Coupe (AMG® Sport Suspension based on AIRMATiC®)
  • GLS SUV.

How do I know if my Mercedes has Airmatic suspension?

W166, W251 Moderator Check the front axle, if you see steel springs then you have non-airmatic, if you see a black “bladder” then you have airmatic.