Sometimes, car problems are quite difficult to predict. They can happen anywhere at any time. It is advisable to maintain your vehicle regularly to avoid these car problems. When the car repairs become too expensive, you should consider selling your Raleigh junk car. Some of the most common and very expensive car problems include:
Engine problems are quite common to most vehicle owners, but there is nothing worse than hearing you have a blown motor. This means significant internal damage to your engine that needs very expensive repair and replacement. Broken rods damaged valves or leaking oil, can cause blown motors. You may need an entire engine replacement which costs anywhere between $1000 to $4000 depending on the vehicle model and the repair shop you go to. In most cases, vehicles that end up with such problems have a lot of mileage on them, more than 150,000miles.
To make it even worse, vehicles that have engine problems will often need to replace other vital parts including the transmission, radiator and power steering. In such cases, you should highly consider selling the vehicles off and topping up to get a new one.
Transmission failure is another headache for vehicle owners. It is almost as bad as the blown motor. Since transmission fluid does not need regular replacement like other fluids in the vehicle, it may slip your mind. Transmission fluid is responsible for most automatic transmission failure. The transmission fluid may overheat and cause transmission damage. Riding the clutch while driving is often responsible for manual transmission wear. New transmission can cost you about $2000 to $3500 while repair costs more than $1000.
A blown gasket can be the cause of many visits to the auto repair shop. The head gasket is important to the proper function of the engine. If the head gasket blows, you should be ready for a flurry of problems with your engine. Your coolant may start leaking and the engine may overheat. You can tell a blown gasket by white smoke coming out of the exhaust or discolored oil. The gasket is not an expensive part, but the labor involved in the repair process is quite expensive. You may repair a technician up to $1,600 for the engine head gasket repair.
While not all expensive vehicle damage gets your car totaled, you really need to consider whether the repairs are worth the trouble. The problems mentioned above are just the beginning of a flurry of other problems.
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