Annie here from Florida here.
Hubby and I just got a 2001 F-150 King Ranch. With 4 Labs and a Bully dog a truck was a must.
Love the truck, but just had a shockeroo when we went to get it aligned.
$1200 bucks worth of shock actually.
Paid cash for the truck so this is a bit uncomfortable for the old budget to say the least and I am wondering if this sounds right.
I am not questioning if it needs to be done as I can certainly tell something is going on due to a pull to the right and a slightly noticeable rotating type noise from the front end.
Here is the estimate info:
Replace ball joint front/upper both sides
Replace ball joint front/lower both sides
four tie rod end
plus tax etc
This is not a regular mechanic but a tire shop.
I figure the hourly rate is better there, but wonder if anyone has any ideas on saving money on this fix.
Hubby is NOT handy
I guess what I am asking is...does this price sound typical, and would it be a waste of my time to go get another estimate or should I just make a few sacrifices and fork over the cash.
We plan on doing the work next week so any thoughts before then would be appreciated.