I have just been told by my Goodyear shop that one of my ball
joints(driver's side) is in danger of total failure.(car has 165k miles)
They quoted me $500 for doing both from lower ball joints.
I have heard some noise coming from that area of the front for some time
so I do not doubt the diagnosis, just wonder about the price.
Can anyone tell me if $500 is reasonable for doing both front lower ball
Thanks for the encouragement guys.
Today I experienced ball joint success. The first independent shop I
contacted checked out the car and gave me a price of $305.
Goodbye Goodyear except for tires. And I will shop those also.
Glad you found a good price. As for tires, there are plenty of small
dealers that offer better pricing and better service than the big chains.
We have such a shop in our town. My daughter had a flat that could not be
repaired. He did not have the tire in stock, but he put a used tire on the
wheel so she would not be driving without a spare until he got one the next
day. No additional charge. He did not make as much money on that deal, but
he did make a customer for life.
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