MANETs often experience link breaks as the nodes are mobile. The Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol in case of link break, repairs the route by two mechanisms local route repair or source route repair. One or another repair mechanism may be used depending on the network parameters and user application information. Here, the performance of local route repair is compared with source route repair considering three performance metrics: packet delivery ratio normalized routing overhead and average end to end delay. Simulations are carried out using NS2.