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coil spring


What is the coil spring in a car?

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. 

What are the recommendations for coil spring replacement?

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.


What are the Symptoms of Worn or Weak Coil Spring?

  • Car leans to one side.
  • Broken Coil Spring. 
  • Rusty Coil Spring
  • Unusual Tire Wear
  • Unsettling Noise.
  • Harsh Vehicle Bounce.

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How important is to replace the broken coil spring?

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.

What is a cost of replacing a coil spring on a car?

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Car leans to one side, Broken Coil Spring, Rusty Coil Spring, Unusual Tire Wear, Unsettling Noise and Harsh Vehicle Bounce.

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.

Cost by make for Coil Spring Replacement

Popular Makes Average Price
Volvo £190.35 Compare Quotes
Vauxhall £178.32 Compare Quotes
Renault £185.65 Compare Quotes
Bmw £245.32 Compare Quotes
Volkswagen £218.35 Compare Quotes
Citroen £209.98 Compare Quotes
Audi £240.32 Compare Quotes
Ford £232.32 Compare Quotes
Mini £222.36 Compare Quotes
Mercedes-benz £255.56 Compare Quotes
Mazda £218.98 Compare Quotes
Nissan £209.98 Compare Quotes
Hyundai £221.25 Compare Quotes
Peugeot £229.89 Compare Quotes
Toyota £232.25 Compare Quotes
Fiat £210.25 Compare Quotes
Lexus £258.98 Compare Quotes
Seat £215.25 Compare Quotes

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