Cars can get costly, especially if you don’t take care of them. Unfortunately, even if you do take good care of your car you still might face some expensive repairs as the miles start to rack up. That’s where we come in! You may not know this, but CarAdvise doesn’t just help you with routine maintenance – We are here to help you through those big ticket repairs as well as the smaller maintenance.
So we thought it might be helpful to talk about some of the biggest repairs cars might end up needing so you can be prepared and make informed decisions if you ever have to deal with them.
The 5 most expensive ticket repairs:
- Cylinder Repairs: Cylinder’s are an essential piece of your engine. Each one holds a piston that moves up and down when your engine is running. If a cylinder cracks or breaks your whole engine stops working. To replace a cylinder a mechanic would have to disassemble the whole engine and it would end up costing up to $8,000. Sometimes it might be easier and cheaper to replace the whole engine which, depending on the car, comes to $4,000 to $10,000
- Airbags: We hope that you never have to deal with this repair especially because it means there was a reason your airbags were deployed. Airbags cannot be reused and must be replaced. It takes a lot of skill so make sure you are going to a certified technician at an authorized repair shop. Depending on the vehicle and the labor cost, you could fork over on average $3,000 to $5,000.
- Suspension Overhaul: Your suspension has many components like shocks, springs, struts, controls, tie rods, and more. If one needs repair it’s not too expensive. However, if you need a complete overhaul on your suspension you’ll have to spend anywhere between $2,500 and $3,500.
- Transmission: After your engine, your transmission is probably the most important part of your car. The transmission is pretty complex as it is responsible for making your car shift gear and move at your desired speed. Since it is a complicated system many things can go wrong, and if you have to have your whole transmission replaced it can cost you anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000. On the bright side, this repair is easier to avoid if you take good care of your transmission, like making sure the fluid is fresh.
- Head Gasket Replacement: Similar to cylinder repairs, replacing a gasket that’s blown is more expensive due to the fact that it’s a part of your engine. It takes a skilled mechanic to repair a broken gasket and will cost you $1,000 to $1,600
CarAdvise can help make sure you are getting the best deal and the best service wherever you are. We’re here to help make those big stressful repairs a little less stressful and more affordable.