Coil spring is a part of car suspension system, its a kind of torsion spring, and the purpose of this component is to store the energy and release it when need. It also absorb shocks and maintains the force between two contacting surfaces. There are different designs of suspension systems in the market which vary with makes, models and purpose of the vehicles. Some manufacturers use coil spring, some use leaf spring and the newer models use air suspension which involves suspension airbags instead of coil springs.
Manufacturers recommend changing the Coil springs in pairs, either front(both) or rear ( both). when just one spring is replaced, an imbalance will most likely be created resulting in an uneven ride.
Each wheel on a vehicle has a coil spring that helps in absorbing shocks and jerks while the vehicle is moving. Without functioning springs on a vehicle, the suspension system is exposed to harmful amounts of shocks and jerks which leave a negative impact on the smoothness of the ride its comfortability and most importantly the control of the vehicle is compromised. It also damages the shock absorbers which in turns not only puts the driver and occupants of the vehicle in danger but also the other road users' life is at risk.
The cost of Replacing a coil spring depends on the make, model and part quality you select, it is recommended to change the coil springs in pairs. To find out the exact cost of replacing a coil spring on your car, select your car details at the top of the page. On average coil spring Replacement costs estimate would be between £120- £250 for a mid range small cars. If you need a mechanic for you car MOT, servicing or repair click here.
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A broken or damaged coil spring can cause further damage to other parts of the car such as shock absorber, tyres and in some cases can damage the vehicles body so its not recommended to drive the car with damaged coil spring. It also affects the ability to control the car while driving especially in emergency stop.
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Most manufacturers recommends that coil spring should be changed in pair.
It depends on the vehicle make model and the quality of part used. Typically coil spring Replacement costs from £120.