Auto Repair Facts
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While certainly not as common as some repairs on this list a catastrophic engine failure could cost you upwards of $5300 depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
A critical component to making your car run is also one of the most expensive repairs a vehicle owner can incur. Just to have your transmission removed and diagnosed can cost you $1800 with a full repair and or replacement costs more than double to over $3600.
While our vehicles may be able to run if our AC or Heater goes out they may become impossible to drive due to the weather. The average AC/Heater repair costs $300 while a full system replacement costs over a $1000.
Not only are electrical problems costly to diagnose they are also costly to repair with the average cost of replacing an Electronic Control Module (ECM) is over $738.
Problems with a vehicles fuel system are some of the most common issues drivers' experience. The 2nd most common repair over the last 15 years (a faulty gas cap is #1) was a bad O2 sensor, and at an average repair cost of $238 it is nothing to sneeze at. The 10th most frequent repair was a replacing a vehicles fuel injectors costing an average of $579 to repair.
Because of stringent and increasing emissions standards keeping your environmental systems in tip top shape is now necessary to keep your car on the road. The 3rd most common repair from 1996-2010 was the replacement of a vehicles catalytic convertor at an average cost of $980.
Certainly, a turbo charger makes a car fun to drive it also expensive to fix. The average repair cost of a turbocharger assembly was $1623 in 2010.
In bad weather nothing comes in handier than all wheel drive. Unfortunately, this adds complexity to the way your vehicle distributes your engine's power. At over $2500 to replace and over $1000 to repair if something goes wrong with your transfer case it is not an inexpensive repair.
Taking the Fear Out of Auto Repair
Read this article by the Federal Trade Commission to get a better understanding about auto repair. It walks you through how to choose a repair shop/technician, unlocking repair charge mysteries, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting problems, and more. Go to article »