so forgive my stupidity here but I just got my Taco back from getting new wheels put on and the mechanic who worked on it comes out to tell me that I really need new upper and lower ball joints and that he'd be much more comfortable if I just left it there for him to do because he did not think it was safe to drive.
Even after his urging I insisted on taking it home but mainly because I don't know what the hell these are.
And I probably would have just said yes if he was not saying it would take 4.6 hours of labor for the upper ball joints and 4.8 hours of labor for the lower ball joints (all billed at $75 an hour)
So what does this mean exactly? anyone care to explain ball joints and why that makes my truck unsafe to drive?
Is this labor price reasonable?
Is this something I can do myself?
Thanks in advance for the help guys, just don't want to get screwed :/