Any car owner can testify that upkeep can be incredibly expensive, especially if you skip regular maintenance. Avoiding regular tune-ups and oil changes, or ignoring the check-engine light can lead to costly auto repair services:
1. Fixing/Replacing the Cylinder
Ignoring small problems inevitably leads to bigger, more expensive problems. The need to fix or replace a cylinder is usually a sign of continued neglect. Fixing or replacing a cylinder can cost upwards of $8,000 because of the labor involved.
Cylinder failure occurs when the correct mixture of air, fuel and sparks are missing. The cylinder overheats and fails – but not without plenty of warning signs, such as misfires and other issues. In fact, with regular maintenance, this problem is virtually nonexistent.
2. Replacing the Hybrid Inverter Assembly
This auto repair is costly because Hybrid parts aren’t readily available. As the model becomes more popular, the price may drop. Since the only warning for this problem is the check-engine light, inverter failure can be hard to detect. Read the rest of this entry »