2009 barago cost of drive shaft repair or replace compared to new.

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Bill Hendren asked 3 months ago
2009 barago cost of drive shaft repair or replace compared to new.
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Paul Hadley Staff answered 3 months ago
Hello Bill, Great question! Dealing with drive shaft issues can indeed be a bit of a hassle, but let's break down your options for your 2009 Barago.
  1. Drive Shaft Repair:
    • Cost: Repairing a drive shaft typically involves fixing specific components like the U-joints or bearings. This can cost around $200 to $400.
    • Pros: More cost-effective than a full replacement. Ideal if the damage is minimal.
    • Cons: Not a viable option if the drive shaft is extensively damaged.
  2. Drive Shaft Replacement:
    • Cost: A full replacement of the drive shaft will cost more, typically around $400 to $800, depending on the make and model of your car.
    • Pros: Best long-term solution if the drive shaft is significantly damaged.
    • Cons: More expensive upfront cost.
  3. Purchasing a New Vehicle:
    • This is a significant step and the costs vary widely based on the model and make you're considering. A new vehicle could set you back anywhere from $15,000 to upwards of $30,000 or more.
    • Consider this option if your Barago has multiple issues or is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Recommendation: If your 2009 Barago is otherwise in good condition, repairing or replacing the drive shaft is a more economical choice. However, if you're facing multiple costly repairs, or the vehicle is showing its age, investing in a new car might be more prudent in the long run. Feel free to reach out if you need more detailed advice specific to your vehicle's condition! Paul Hadley - Motor Verso Mechanics Team