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Engine Problems And Damage – The Most Expensive Of all Repairs
Knowing the facts regarding car repairs can be important, especially when considering the cost of your own repairs. If you’re like us, we’re curious about what problems are most common, and how much those common repairs normally cost. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most common repairs.
Depending on the type of vehicle you have; the engine that is in it and the location of the oil leak; repair costs can range from as little as $150 to as much as $1200.
Cylinder Head Replacement
If you were to replace the entire cylinder head, it would only cost $200 to $300 on average for parts. With labor at about $90 to $100 per hour, this comes out to roughly $500 for the job.
If you have an older vehicle or more expensive vehicle, you probably have a cylinder head made of iron. Since iron is a more expensive material than aluminum, you might be looking at $500 just for the parts. The labor may also require more hours for this repair job to be done correctly. Therefore, you could be looking at $1,000 to repair a cracked cylinder head made of iron.
Oxygen Sensor Replacements
As your car ages, your oxygen sensor becomes worn; and is often due for replacement after 100,000 to 150,000 kilometers of use. A moderately expensive repair, oxygen sensors average around $250 to be replaced.
Catalytic Converter Replacements
Catalytic converters are designed to last the entire lifetime of your car; however, unattended repair issues in other components of the exhaust system; can cause wear and breakdown to the catalytic converter. New catalytic converters runs consumers $1,150 on average (yikes). While aftermarket catalytic converters are a cost-saving option, most owners rely on original manufacturers to receive standardized and trustworthy parts.
You shouldn’t ignore a thermostat repair – you car will either run under capacity or may damage itself under strain. Thermostat repairs average $210, but it’s better than complete engine failure!
Ignition Coil Replacement
Often, there may be problems with ignition systems that aren’t caused by faulty spark plugs; which only warrant the replacement of the ignition coils. Luckily for these folks, ignition coil replacement runs only $236.32 on average; almost $150 cheaper than the combination of spark plugs and ignition coil replacement.
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