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|Body Length:||11.125 in|
|Compressed Length:||11.125 in|
|Extended Length:||16.625 in|
|Hardware Parts Pack:||No|
|Travel Length:||5.5 in|
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Q:I took my 1998 Nissan 200SX to Precision Tune and they told me that I needed 4 struts. They said that each strut was $152.49, which would come up to $609.96 without tax, and that labor would take 5-6 hrs, and would cost $476.00 in labor. I just looked up the struts at Advance Auto Parts and they are nowhere close to this price. Why would there be such a huge discrepency in the prices, besides me purchasing it from them? Are there more parts that are required to replace the struts that I am missing? Can someone please research this for me and tell me how much the parts would be to complete this struts job??? I would Greatly appreciate it. They also told me that I needed sway bar brushings, and that they were $89.99. What are these and what are they for? Is this an accurate price? In total, they told me that the entire job would be $1,175.95 Does this sound right? Thanks in advance.
A:In my experience dealing with shops, the total price they gave you is correct. However, in my experience, certain jobs such as replacing shocks/struts, is always way cheaper if you do it yourself. We actually have a video under the Advance Know Tab on our website in the video clinic section that shows you how to replace shocks and struts. About the pricing, when shops get there parts, they up price them so that they can make more profit off of them, that is the reason for the price difference. The sway bar bushings are the mounting bushings for the sway bar which is used with vehicles to help prevent a term called "body roll".
A:No that sounds like your are being taken advantage of. the oe replacement strut is about 80 dollars the bushings are 20, these prices could be a dollar or two off high or low. but labor could be expensive cnsidering what the ASE book calls for time wise and cost per hour at that shop.