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Hood Lift Support Shocks Replacement
Are you unsure of what to do when your hood lift support is damaged? Don’t fret! Read on and find out the best way to fix it.
Hood lifts are found on all cars, and sometimes they break without any warning! This can be dangerous because the hood may fall while you’re working under it or when traveling at high speeds.
What is a hood lift support?
A hood lift support is a metal bar that attaches to the front of your car’s engine. It supports or raises the weight of your car’s hood when it needs to be opened for maintenance, repairs, or replacement parts.
Hood lifts are usually made from steel and can weigh up to 60 pounds! That may not seem like much, but if you’re lifting this bar by yourself, it can be a very tough job.
Hood lifts are significant for cars with engine compartments that you cannot easily access from the front because they lack hood latches or hinges. The lift supports or raises the weight of your car’s hood when one person needs to work on engines and other mechanical parts.
How do they break?
Hood lifts typically break when they are hit or bumped while the hood is closed. The metal may bend, become dented or even shatter!
The weight of your car’s hood causes stress on the lift, and it will eventually give out if not properly maintained. Luckily, Prieto Automotive offers comprehensive repairs to get you back up and running in no time!
Another reason your hood support may give out is the natural wear and tear from years of use. Every time you open and close your hood, the support is put under stress. Over time, this will cause it to weaken or break altogether.
When to Repair Your Hood Lift Support?
Replacing your car’s lift support is important for safety reasons and avoiding having alignment problems. A car’s hood lift support is designed to hold the weight of your engine compartment – and if it is damaged, you may be in for a world of hurt!
If your hood lift is broken, you need to repair it immediately. If the support becomes bent or dented, a bump could cause it to snap in two!
There are a few warning signs that your hood lift needs repairs:
- It’s difficult to open and close the hood of your car because the metal bar has come loose from the engine head.
- The metal bar has come loose from the car, or it’s bent and hangs loosely when opened.
You notice that your hood lift is starting to crack in two pieces because of extensive wear and tear.
- If your hood lift is damaged or you’re not sure what’s wrong, please contact us. We’ll fix the problem on the spot and have you back in your car before you know it!
How Much Does It Cost?
It may be difficult if you’re looking for a price estimate on how much it would cost to repair your hood lift. It can depend on whether the support simply needs a little touch-up or if you need new hardware altogether.
If you’re looking for an idea of pricing options – we offer services that start at $65 and go up to $130. This price will depend on the extent of repairs needed to your hood support bar.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your car’s hood lift, contact our team at Prieto Automotive for a quote and schedule an appointment!
We offer comprehensive repairs to get you back up and running in no time!