I just got news that my Ranger needs a main seal. Oil light went on so I took it in and got this news. Don't notice any oil in the garage. Seal is cheap, labor isn't to get to it the transmission has to be removed. Can I limp along with this by keeping extra oil handy? Also, how long should brake pads last on this truck. I replaced 11000 miles ago and they say it needs new front brakes again. Honestly, the truck is driven mostly by 18 year old boy who likes to wait until the last minute to brake! Any suggestions for me ( Mom ) would be helpful. He loves this truck!