Melanie Reiff
Updated on Aug 11, 2022
**Hood lift support shocks absorb energy and keep your hood stabilized while it is open. A mechanic should replace your hood lift support shocks whenever they are leaking or failing. **
Your hood lift support shocks are an important safety feature that allow you to access your washer fluid, lights, or other car parts under the hood, so you’ll want to make sure they are always performing.
On the whole, you’ll want to make sure your car is protected with the right car insurance, too.
Here, the car insurance super app Jerry is breaking down the basics of replacing your hood lift support shocks.
The exact cost varies between different Porsche models. For example, newer vehicle models are usually made with more expensive materials, so recent or high-end models will cost more, especially if your service requires a part replacement. Use the table below to estimate the cost for your own vehicle.
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1988
Porsche 
944
$60$0$60$601h
1971
Porsche 
914
$60$0$60$601h
1969
Porsche 
912
$60$0$60$601h
2017
Porsche 
718 Boxster
$60$0$60$601h
1979
Porsche 
930
$60$0$60$601h
1963
Porsche 
Carrera
$60$0$60$601h

What is a hood lift support shocks replacement?

Hood lift support shocks work to prop up your hood while it’s open so that you can perform maintenance on the machinery under the hood, and if they stop working, they will need to be replaced.
The main purpose of hood lift support shocks is to store energy and bear the weight of the hood. Shocks will lose their efficacy after repeated use and may develop leaks.

How to replace hood lift support shocks

If your support shocks are damaged or worn, the mechanic will complete the following steps:
  • Open the hood and prop it up manually
  • Remove the faulty support shocks
  • Insert new support shocks
  • Remove the manual props and test the shocks

How do I know I need to replace my support shocks?

You should take your car in for a shock evaluation if your hood suddenly slams down or slowly slides down when opened. If your support shocks start leaking fluid, you should also take your car in.
Some experts estimate that support shocks may need replacement every 50,000 miles or so.

How to find cheap car insurance

Now that you know your hood is supported, it’s a good time to review your car insurance to make sure you’re financially protected, too.
Jerry is the fastest and most effective way to find an affordable car insurance policy customized for you.
After a quick sign-up, Jerry will browse quotes from over 50 top providers and deliver the best results straight to your phone to compare. Choose the policy you like best and Jerry will do all the heavy lifting for you, even helping cancel your existing policy!
The best part? The average Jerry user saves $879 a year on car insurance payments!
Keep in mind that your location is another factor that determines the final cost of repairs. Areas with higher cost of living will usually have more expensive car repair services, especially if there’s less local competition. Check out the table below for an estimate of what Porsche drivers pay in different cities.
CityCarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2011
Porsche 
Panamera
$117.58$0$117.58$117.581h
2009
$118.75$0$118.75$118.751h
1969
Porsche 
912
$121.5$0$121.5$121.51h
1988
Porsche 
944
$124$0$124$1241h
1979
Porsche 
930
$115.68$0$115.68$115.681h
2017
Porsche 
718 Boxster
$98.79$0$98.79$98.791h
1992
Porsche 
911
$114.9$0$114.9$114.91h
1963
Porsche 
Carrera
$115.83$0$115.83$115.831h
1971
Porsche 
914
$139.75$0$139.75$139.751h
2019
$80$0$80$801h
Jerry doesn’t just offer fair price repair estimates for Porsche drivers! Our team of writers has collected everything you need to know for every car. Here’s how much the repair costs for some popular cars:
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2009
Ford 
E-250
$60$0$60$601h
2016
Ford 
F-150
$60$0$60$601h
1984
Oldsmobile 
Cutlass Ciera
$60$0$60$601h
2016
$60$0$60$601h
2014
Volkswagen 
Touareg
$60$0$60$601h
2000
Dodge 
Avenger
$60$0$60$601h
The cost of repairs might vary depending on which Porsche you drive, but there’s an easy way to save money for the services you need! Just download the Jerry app for help lowering your insurance premiums. In less than 45 seconds, Jerry collects all of your information from your existing insurer. Choose from competitive quotes from top insurance companies and Jerry takes care of the rest—securing your new policy and helping you cancel your old one upon request.
With an average annual savings of $887, Jerry can help you free up funds for the repairs your Porsche’s needs.