I have a 2007 Elantra. My son hit a curb very hard with the front passenger wheel. Bent the rim, ruined the tire and did damage to the control arm, tie rod ends, ball joint, and stabilizer arm. The guy that looked at it said the A arm will need to be replaced also.A auto shop I called said the control arm and the A arm are the same thing. The first guy said it would cost over $1500, the shop was around $200 but they have not seen it yet. Parts are around $300. What is your opinion?
Country: United StatesMake: HyundaiModel: ElantraYear: 2007
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For the parts that you listed $1500 at the least would cover it. The control arm and A-arm are the same part, just different lingo.
You will also want to replace the bearing on the side that hit the curb. That is around another $200. Then it will need the wheel alingment, which is normally around $125.
What I am having trouble understanding is how one guy can say $1500 for labor, and you said the same but the auto shop says they can do it for $200, plus alignment. Why the desrepency in price for labor.
Labor rate vary and from what I have seen, the dealership body shops as well as the mechanical shops are a little more than the indepentant shops. In my own shop I can do that for whatever I want as far as the labor goes. The dealerships will normally charge for each item, some body shops too instead of combining the susspension work together...Plus, the parts would normally be cheaper after market like at Autozone etc....So, without the tire and wheel.Parts Information
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