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Coil springs are also called road springs.

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18th June 2019
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Ford Mondeo • Coil spring (road spring) replacement - front

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“Miles was great. Courteous, on time, made me aware of the issues and gave me a great service.”

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“Ali was sincere, carried out a good job and am pleased overall. He did explain clearly what the problem was and fixed it duly,”

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Garage in Leicester, 30 years of experience


15th June 2019
“The work was done quickly for me so I didn't have to wait long to get my car back. More than happy with the work done.”

COLIN

Citroen Xsara Picasso • Coil spring (road spring) replacement - front (both)

22nd April 2018
“Colin was great sorted the issue even with some difficulties sourcing the correct part.

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Princess Road Tyres

Garage in Durham, 15 years of experience


14th June 2019
“Exceptional service and advice, you can tell he knows his stuff. Coil spring changed rapidly at my home address. Very happy and would definitely recommend!”

JONATHAN

Nissan Almera • Coil spring (road spring) replacement - front

30th April 2019
“Robert of Princess Road was excellent. He provided a detailed assessment of the car which I am intending to purchase within a few minutes of completing has work. He pointed out details where the condition of the vehicle was less than perfect but also gave information where things were good.

Robert also provided good additional verbal feedback which helped me to clarify my opinion about the car.

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Swinton Recovery Ltd

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“Super speedy service. Communications kept from start to finish including pick up/drop off times. I was advised they would be done within the hour & I cannot fault a thing. Apprehensive at first to hand my car over to a mechanic I did not know but no fears with these guys. Will certainly be using this service again! Thank you.“
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Ford Fiesta • Coil spring (road spring) replacement - front

6th September 2018
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Want to learn more about Coil Spring replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Coil Spring do?

A coil spring is a helical spring that compresses and expands as you drive over a road surface, it absorbs the bumps in the road and counters excessive bouncing that might occur after the initial shock absorption. With other words, the coil spring smooths out the road's irregularities.

The coil spring encapsulates, in many cases, the shock absorber and essentially forms a single unit that is mounted between the upper and lower wishbone. Sometimes a coil/shock absorber unit can also be part of a suspension strut, as in a MacPherson suspension system.

How do you know there is something wrong with a Coil Spring?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through a corner.
  • When the car leans to one side.
  • When the body of the car rolls more than usual through corners.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a squeaking or thudding noise coming from the suspension.

When should you consider a Coil Spring replacement?

Over time, a coil spring can wear. The protective plastic coating fitted to most springs can flake due to continuous compression and expansion of the spring, often corroding the spring and leading to an increasingly brittle metal spring. The small cracks that appear can lead to bigger cracks and eventually, the spring can snap.

It is therefore important that the condition of the coil springs are checked regularly, to prevent further, more expensive, damage to the car. A broken coil spring will render the car unsafe to drive. In some cases, the car will lean to one side upsetting the balance of the suspension. Moreover, the spring might puncture the tyre or the car's body can collapse onto the wheel leading to a potentially dangerous driving situation.

Problems with the coil springs that are not addressed timely and professionally can thus lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues. Should you experience problems with a coil spring then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the coil spring replaced.

To ensure a well-balanced suspension system the coil springs are, depending on which spring has failed, replaced in front pairs or rear pairs. Always service the coil spring as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Coil Spring replacement?

  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and coil springs in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the front or rear pair of coil springs.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

What happens if I don’t replace a damaged coil spring?

Checking the condition of your car’s coil springs is recommended every 10,000 miles. But ultimately, coil springs can and do break.

The consequences depend on the design of the suspension and shape of the springs: on some cars, nothing will happen; on others, the car will sink down low; and in the worst case, a piece of stray spring can work loose and puncture a tyre.

Can I do a Coil Spring Replacement myself?

This isn’t recommended unless you have a specialised stand, which will support the car above ground while simulating the operation of the spring on the road so that its condition can be properly assessed.

By assessing the amount by which the spring is out of shape, a trained mechanic can usually tell whether the damage is enough to warrant a coil spring replacement.

If you have to replace a broken coil spring on the front suspension, the replacement spring must be of the correct rating. Because of this, it’s also recommended to swap them in pairs.

How common is a Coil Spring Replacement?

It’s actually a problem which is becoming more widespread. Some years ago, a car’s weight was not considered such a critical part of its design.
But now, with the quest for fuel economy and aerodynamic efficiency, the condition of its coil springs, the rest of its suspension, and the smoothness of the ride it gives can have a bearing on a car’s safety and the quality of the ride it gives.

As many cars generally become heavier, thanks to the increasing numbers of safety features being built into them, that also affects the comfort of traveling in a car, especially over roads with damaged surfaces.

And the deterioration in many road surfaces themselves is leading to many more car suffering suspension damage, and coil springs need to be replaced as a result.

What are common Coil Spring brands on the market?

Monroe and Bilstein are among brands which are familiar among car fans and used in many high-performance car makes.

Are there any differences in Coil Springs used in old and new vehicles or petrol, diesel or electric vehicles?

Newer cars have the drawback of often being fitted with lighter, thinner springs. Mainly done to help reduce weight, this means, though, that a broken coil spring and associated problems are becoming more common.

Another possible problem with modern, lighter coil springs is that they are more prone to damage caused by salt and other contaminants which lead to rust.

But the propulsion method of a car has no bearing on the type of coil spring, so many of the parts are common across a wide range of vehicles.

How to extend the lifetime of your Coil Springs?

Careful driving is the main tactic here because many cases where a front coil spring replacement is needed are caused by contact with a pothole or other damage to the road surface.

But not having your car overloaded is also wise, If the suspension has to bear more weight, a nasty bump in the road has more chance of damaging the coil springs to a point where they need to be changed.

A broken coil spring will affect your comfort while driving, and ultimately, could lead to wider suspension damage.

How much does a Coil Spring Replacement cost?

The cost of a coil spring replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your coil spring replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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48 manufacturers for Coil Spring Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £82 - £214

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# of quotes: 657

£237

£140 - £274

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Audi

Parts costs: £116 - £234

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£254

£177 - £286

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Austin

Parts costs: £105 - £126

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 4

£228

£206 - £206

£327 - £327

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BMW

Parts costs: £125 - £246

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# of quotes: 7532

£298

£196 - £350

£357 - £666

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £116 - £139

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# of quotes: 5

£200

£181 - £181

£269 - £269

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £88 - £147

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# of quotes: 136

£188

£138 - £205

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £110 - £233

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# of quotes: 251

£236

£158 - £283

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Citroen

Parts costs: £71 - £153

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£195

£137 - £235

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Dacia

Parts costs: £151 - £223

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# of quotes: 15

£236

£195 - £231

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £99 - £152

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# of quotes: 8

£283

£221 - £277

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £100 - £135

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# of quotes: 22

£188

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Dodge

Parts costs: £156 - £227

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# of quotes: 31

£285

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DS

Parts costs: £100 - £120

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# of quotes: 2

£164

£145 - £145

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Fiat

Parts costs: £86 - £203

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£202

£130 - £231

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Ford

Parts costs: £58 - £142

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£175

£110 - £202

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Honda

Parts costs: £105 - £276

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# of quotes: 1224

£293

£169 - £363

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £102 - £213

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£201

£150 - £243

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £316 - £550

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# of quotes: 8

£452

£363 - £512

£473 - £657

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Iveco

Parts costs: £442 - £542

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# of quotes: 24

£595

£571 - £586

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £88 - £171

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# of quotes: 876

£232

£159 - £244

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Jeep

Parts costs: £165 - £429

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# of quotes: 142

£350

£198 - £420

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Kia

Parts costs: £110 - £223

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£211

£157 - £255

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £119 - £322

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# of quotes: 910

£308

£167 - £376

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LDV

Parts costs: £187 - £224

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# of quotes: 82

£216

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Lexus

Parts costs: £171 - £290

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# of quotes: 143

£343

£247 - £339

£407 - £549

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Maserati

Parts costs: £110 - £132

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# of quotes: 2

£178

£156 - £156

£223 - £223

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Mazda

Parts costs: £97 - £202

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£225

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £106 - £217

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£261

£173 - £297

£307 - £528

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MG

Parts costs: £121 - £214

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# of quotes: 49

£220

£168 - £241

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MINI

Parts costs: £113 - £187

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£235

£175 - £230

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £92 - £290

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£276

£155 - £336

£227 - £466

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Nissan

Parts costs: £88 - £223

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# of quotes: 2368

£233

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £73 - £154

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# of quotes: 6738

£203

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £145 - £174

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# of quotes: 12

£264

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Porsche

Parts costs: £193 - £581

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# of quotes: 176

£567

£295 - £672

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Renault

Parts costs: £68 - £143

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# of quotes: 5492

£175

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Rover

Parts costs: £98 - £167

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£215

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Saab

Parts costs: £109 - £169

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£194

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SEAT

Parts costs: £83 - £173

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# of quotes: 1886

£196

£143 - £223

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Skoda

Parts costs: £89 - £192

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# of quotes: 1376

£210

£137 - £244

£198 - £351

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Smart

Parts costs: £62 - £96

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 329

£192

£123 - £213

£196 - £361

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £122 - £146

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 1

£293

£253 - £253

£408 - £408

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Subaru

Parts costs: £191 - £314

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 98

£341

£265 - £372

£368 - £520

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £98 - £179

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# of quotes: 500

£209

£148 - £215

£199 - £286

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Toyota

Parts costs: £108 - £222

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# of quotes: 1970

£265

£171 - £308

£251 - £457

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £90 - £184

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# of quotes: 11186

£191

£134 - £215

£185 - £293

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £88 - £189

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 9904

£216

£150 - £236

£242 - £361

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Volvo

Parts costs: £131 - £232

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1482

£259

£186 - £281

£284 - £433

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Recent Coil Spring replacement quotes

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£163.35

Rear road spring (both) replacement

Toyota Prius PHEV 1.8L 2012 13
Derbyshire (Gb Dby)
£171.05

Rear road spring (both) replacement

Seat Ibiza TSI 1.2L 2013
St Andrews
£185.29

Front road spring replacement

Mercedes Benz GL Class GL350 BlueTEC 3.0L 2012 16
Stathern
£156.68

Front road spring (both) replacement

BMW 3 Series 318i 2.0L 2005 08
Tollesbury