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Originally Posted by AuSeeker View Post
Yes that is true..but many who don't do mechanic work that often tends to have trouble getting the old ball joint out much less the new one back in, even with the correct tool, especially when they live in a rust prone area.

That being said I also consider my time when weighting to cost of repairs, even if I don't pay myself any labor, if I can do it cheaper than taking it in I do the job, if not I'll save a bit of money taking to a shop, and then I can earn money working during that time it at the shop, it's all about how much money I can make working compared to paying someone else's labor.

Now that being said I usually almost always do my own mechanic work and rarely take a vehicle to a shop because it usually a wash or I save money.
i mostly agree with that logic... but today most shops labor rate is ~$90-$100+ per hour! i dont know what you do for work, but if you make that much or more per hour then having a shop do the work might be worth it...

myself & probably 99% of 4runner owners & the people on here dont make that kind of money so doing the work yourself, if mechanically inclined & able, is always cheaper than paying a shop to do it. & a toyota dealer is even worse!

but every person is different & some feel the labor cost is worth it to fix their vehicles & thats perfectly fine.
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