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I need a new front shock absorber on my R Class Mercedes

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I need a new front shock absorber on my R Class Mercedes please
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: R class(###) ###-####JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have been to inspection and front right S.O. needs changing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes, the car has 76000 km only on the clock and is left in the garage most of the time. I therefore seek the best price to have it repaired.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Tour-de-UK replied 7 days ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Tour-de-UK replied 7 days ago.

The labor guide says about 3 hours labor to replace one front shock, so whatever that translates to in your currency there times their hourly rate should be roughly what they should charge for the labor.

I cannot search for the shock absorber there in your parts stores cause I only have USA stores and I am sure it would be too much to ship it from the USA.

Expert:  Tour-de-UK replied 7 days ago.

For comparison though, Rockauto.com has about the best prices that I know of in the USA and they have a single BILSTEIN 24166621 Shock Absorber for $171.79

Expert:  Tour-de-UK replied 7 days ago.

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