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My car is a 2009 Focus 1.8 TDCi with 153k miles, I got an MOT advisory for both front coil springs corroded, and the guy at the garage said they were 'pretty bad'. I was quoted £300 inclusive to replace both.

Firstly, does this seem a fair price, secondly would anyone recommend anything else to change (on a high mileage car) at the same time to save on overall labour costs? I think the front discs are wearing thin so might be worth doing, what about other suspension or steering related items where the parts are fairly low-cost?

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£300 is pretty steep to change 2 springs. For a Sachs Spring your probably looking at about £40 each. 

I don't know what the actual book time is for doing a spring but I can do one on the driveway on a focus in less than an hour from getting the tools out to jacking the car up etc. 

If I were to hazard a guess at price, £160 including parts. 

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£300 is pretty steep to change 2 springs. For a Sachs Spring your probably looking at about £40 each. 

I don't know what the actual book time is for doing a spring but I can do one on the driveway on a focus in less than an hour from getting the tools out to jacking the car up etc. 

If I were to hazard a guess at price, £160 including parts. 

and a 15 min coffee break included. lol

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This seems to have drifted off topic.... I now have a quote of £250 from my local Ford garage, but I am wondering if its worth getting the shock absorbers done at the same time or is there less/different work required to change these? I guess I could ask them to quote for each job separately and the two together but thought it was worth asking on here

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unless the shocks are showing signs of wear (wet or damp from oil) I wouldnt bother changing them - do the top mount bearings if you want to do anything extra lol. The process of changing the spring means removal of the shock so no extra labour would be incurred.

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