Should you Repair, Rebuild or Replace that Truck

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Repair, rebuild or replace the truckOverdrive Magazine April 2010 – Should you repair, rebuild or replace that truck?……When warning signs that a major component, an engine, or your entire truck needs serious attention, it often raises a tough question: Should you rebuild, repair or replace it? 

You don’t have to settle for an educated guess or a knee-jerk reaction to initial cost.  By assessing the truck’s value, examining costs associated with various decisions, and considering other factors, you can methodically arrive at a well-informed choice. 

Costs such as $18,000 to $20,000 for an engine overhaul, $5,000 for overhauling the transmission and $3,000 to $4,000 to overhaul the rear end might push you toward purchasing a newer truck.  That could be the best decision, but the size of such numbers alone isn’t enough to make that call. 

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