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Air Spring On A Mercedes Benz

How Much To Change An Air Spring On A Mercedes Benz?


Want to know more about how much to change an air spring on a Mercedes?

You’re in luck today;


As I'll show you an estimate for changing the air springs of various models of Mercedes Benz.

As if that’s not enough;

You'll also discover answers to some of the frequently asked questions as they relate to air springs on a Mercedes.

For starters, let's begin with how much it costs to change an air spring on a Mercedes Benz.

How Much To Change An Air Spring On A Mercedes?

By and large, the cost of changing the air spring on any Mercedes Benz vehicle depends on two (2) factors. They are:

  1. Professional fees (labor cost)
  2. The type of air spring you're buying as well as where you are making the purchase.

1.    Do you want to change the air spring yourself or you're outsourcing to a service center?

If you are changing the air spring yourself, you'll save the labor cost that would be paid to professionals. This service fee can range from  $100 - $125 per hour while some charge a flat rate, from my experience it can take up to 10 hours to complete the installation of a new air spring. For example, one mechanic charges $874 for labor fee/professional charges in changing the air spring of Mercedes Benz.

If you have the time and understand the technical know-how, you can do this yourself. Otherwise, you're better off outsourcing it. You don’t have much of a choice, do you? If you're considering an upgrade or replacement, you might want to check out the Vigor Air Ride air springs collection.

2.    The type of air spring kit modeled for your Mercedes Benz

Depending on the model of your Mercedes Benz and the platform you’re buying your air spring kit from- Be prepared to pay as low as $39 and as high as $750 for your air spring kit. For example; One Mercedes Benz W211 air spring kit costs $750.

Are we good?


Below is an estimated cost table for changing the air spring of the Mercedes Benz GL-350. Check them out;

Mercedes Model

Airspring Replacement

Estimated cost (Based on market averages) ($)

2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350

Suspension Air Bag - Driver Side Rear Replacement


2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350

Suspension Air Bag - Driver Side Rear Replacement


2014 Mercedes-Benz GL350

Suspension Air Bag - Driver Side Rear Replacement


2016 Mercedes-Benz GL350

Suspension Air Bag - Driver Side Rear Replacement



What if you want to change the air spring on your Mercedes Benz by yourself? Well here are the basic tools you'll need to do a good job (plus the estimated price).

Materials For Changing The Airmatic In Your Benz


  1. Basic toolset containing screwdriver, pliers, hammer, flashlight, gloves, and so on. On Amazon prime, a basic toolset ranges between $20 and $50. Check here for your


  1. Sockets: Sockets are tools used to tighten fasteners.


For the purpose of changing the air ride suspension on your Mercedes, you'll need sockets of various sizes. Hence, I recommend getting a complete set since you never know which is suited for your car. The average price is about $150.

  1. Ratchet: Ratchet is a type of wrench that is used to fasten or loosen nuts and bolts. The average price for a complete ratchet set is about $100 on Amazon Prime.
  1. New airbag suspension kit; I won’t quote any amount for this because of variances in price. You can however check for the air ride suspension that suits your car needs. (Both Arnott and Firestone don’t direct to consumer, but you can get their products off amazon and other recognized retail stores)
  1. Protective eyewear; This is set at $20 on average.
  1. Pry bar. The average price for a standard pry bar is $40.
  1. Vehicle lift, if unavailable, get hydraulic jack stands with a jack. The average heavy-duty vehicle lift costs $2,500 while hydraulic jacks are about $150 on average.

So there you have it on how much to change an air spring on a Mercedes Benz if you want to do it yourself. You’ll be spending $3,000 on average, and that’s not inclusive of the air spring price (Please, note that this amount is based on estimates and may be prone to changes).

On that note; whether to outsource or DIY is your decision.

Are we good?

Keep on reading to uncover the remaining gems of information on air suspension for your Mercedes.

Can I Buy a Fairly Used Air Bag Suspension For My Mercedes Benz?

No! No! No! Pick that idea and drop it in the pit bottom of the incinerator.

Think about it this way;


Buying a aftermarket air suspension for your Mercedes is more like you're replacing a broken arm with another broken one.

Will there be any improvement?

So stop thinking of that idea!

4 Things To Consider Before You Buy Airbag Suspension Kit

The easiest way to get an air spring for your Mercedes is to put the following into consideration before taking any action.

  1. Your budget
  2. Maintenance fees
  3. Your driving needs.
  4. The installation cost

How Long Does Mercedes Benz Air Ride Suspension Last?

As I stated in the beginning part of this article, air ride suspensions are expected to last a total mileage of 100,000 miles. Others with more conservative figures suggest it is around 70,000 miles.

Whatever the case may be;

Except you're a professional driver you're not expected to reach that in the span of a year.

Irrespective of how often you drive your car, it could last 10 years before your Mercedes air ride spring needs replacement.

Sneaky tip: The airbag suspension in your vehicle works round the clock, regardless of whether your car is in motion or not.

In Conclusion


Have you recently changed the air springs on your Mercedes Benz? What was your experience and how much did it cost you? Do you have suggestions on how I can make this post more value-pa for other readers?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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