Rugged all-terrain vehicles like your terrain-mastering Ford F150 were intended to cope well with all terrains on or off the grid but they must have proper maintenance and quality parts to keep on overcoming life's mountains. The Ford F150 is rugged enough to conquer any challenge, but needs the best quality auto parts to be able to drive to where you want to go. If you chose a Ford, you enjoy a spacious interior plus also the dependability that this fine company is known for. If you select a trustworthy, historic Ford, you're sure you'll benefit from great styling. For generations car owners have believed in Ford to manufacturer long lasting vehicles that are recognized for great resale value. Car or truck enthusiasts who revel in optimized car or trucks know that absolutely nothing is more vital than installing the newest replacement parts for your car. Because Ford F150 Struts give the suspension both shock absorption in addition to lateral support, they must be significantly larger and better-reinforced than a conventional shock absorber. Ordinary MacPherson variety Ford F150 Struts move and steer with the forward tires, differing from the Chapman variety used for the back tires. In the event that the car's Ford F150 Struts become worn, it will have a negative effect on the vehicle's brakes, tires and handling. Enthusiasts who choose a Ford F150 recognize that reliability and elegance are worth preserving; top-notch parts and accessories will keep your car or truck in top shape.
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Today's Ford F150 is a far cry from the original F-Series pickup that your grandfather or great-grandfather drove around the farm. That vehicle, introduced in 1948, was a bare-bones workhorse with leaf springs, designed for utility rather than comfort. Its 21st-Century descendant is not only a work vehicle, it's also designed for comfort, thanks to modern struts and shocks. When it starts driving more like that original 1948 model however, chances are good that it's time for a Ford F150 struts replacement.
The Signs Will Be There
Of course, a rough ride and difficult handling is only one symptom of worn-out struts and shocks. You can actually get ahead of the problem by performing a simple test: when the vehicle is parked on the street of in the driveway, shove down forcefully on the nose or front bumper of the vehicle. The truck should bounce once. If it keeps bouncing up and down, it means that your Ford F150 front shocks are starting to wear out - and the back ones as well. In fact, under normal driving conditions, all four strut/shock assemblies will tend to wear out at the same rate, so when the front ones are going out, chances are good that your Ford F150 rear shocks are headed for their demise as well. You might also want to get under the vehicle and check for leaks as well.
Ford F150 Struts Replacement Costs
Aside from labor costs and shop time (which you can avoid by doing it yourself), the price of struts and shocks for the Ford F150 can range from as little as $72 for a basic assembly to a whopping $430 for a high-performance coilover IFP shock. Shocks for older F150s tend to be less expensive as well; 1990 Ford F150 shocks start at around $40 apiece, where as 2010 Ford F150 struts can be as much as $164 each. If you do have it done by a professional, plan on spending about $300 for the repair (the job typically runs about three hours). Keep in mind that shocks are usually replaced in pairs, so you'll be doing both Ford F150 front shocks at the same time (or Ford F150 rear shocks, as the case may be). Ford F150 struts replacement is really part of a regular maintenance routine; depending on where and how hard the vehicle has been driven, these components are bound to fail at between 50 and 100 thousand miles.
Don't Pay Full Retail Price
The one place you shouldn't go for replacement shocks is a Ford dealership, because those prices are going to be higher. We recommend checking out the parts selection at PartsGeek.com. This website has a complete inventory of automotive parts and accessories at steep discounts. Because PartsGeek doesn't have to deal with as many overhead costs, they are able to offer their customers special low pricing at up to 80% lower than elsewhere. If you don't need shocks immediately, you'll definitely find it worth your while to order from them.
Struts available for the following Ford F150 years: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 20, 19, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04. This part is also sometimes called Ford F150 Shock. We stock struts parts for most Ford models including Taurus, Explorer, Focus, Mustang, Escape, Expedition, Fusion, Escort, Edge, Windstar, Five Hundred, Freestyle, Fiesta, Flex, Thunderbird, Crown Victoria, Transit Connect, Contour, Explorer Sport Trac, Taurus X, Freestar, Probe, Police Interceptor Utility, Festiva, C Max, Tempo, Police Interceptor Sedan, Transit-250, Transit-350, Fairmont, F150 Heritage, Transit-350 HD, Aspire, Ranger, Transit-150, Special Service Police Sedan, LTD, Granada and EXP.