For more than a decade, Endurance has been a leading provider of vehicle service contracts, also known as extended car warranties. This type of coverage is designed to protect vehicle owners from even the most costly breakdown repairs. It's estimated that you'll need to replace them every 50,000 miles or so, but they won't last forever. The alternator is an expensive part, so you won't save much if you install it yourself.
Although it's a small part, it's essential for your vehicle's cooling system. It can last up to 50,000 or 100,000 miles (if you're lucky). But when it fails, coolant won't be able to flow through the radiator and engine. Plus, they'll get hot and angry quickly, just like you when you push the car to the nearest repair shop.
Alex has been in the automotive service industry for more than two decades. After graduating from one of the best technical schools in the country, he worked as a technician and obtained a teacher technician certification. Alex also has experience as a service advisor and service manager in both independent repair shops and new car dealerships. He is now the Director of Claims for Endurance Dealer Services and oversees the administration of all contract benefits.
Read on to learn about the 10 most expensive car repairs. The words “major engine damage” make us all afraid. It could mean the end of your car. The most costly type of engine damage you'll encounter is cylinder related.
Rechargeable batteries of any type will eventually lose their ability to hold power over time. It's believed that after 10 years, the battery will be drained. And to make matters worse, when you change the battery you have to reset the car's computer system. The transmission manages the flow of power from the engine to the drive shaft.
Heat and friction mean it's one of the parts that will suffer the most wear and tear over time. The high cost of replacing it comes from the fact that it requires a lot of labor. But it's easy to avoid if you make your adjustments and oil changes regularly. And if you notice the “check engine” light coming on, have it checked as soon as possible in case it's your camshaft. In today's green world, many cars have catalytic converters.
They convert harmful emissions into safe emissions. We all appreciate your work, but when it comes to costs, it's an expensive part to replace. It's usually inexpensive to replace new brakes, but if the brake line breaks, costs can skyrocket. The brake line is what brings brake fluid to the brakes themselves. Sometimes the cost of repair exceeds the value of your car.
When this happens, it may be more cost-effective to discard it and buy a new one. Problems associated with the vehicle's engine represent one of the most expensive car repair costs, as it functions as its heart.