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We have all felt that sinking feeling in the depths of our stomach when we found out that something is definitely not right with our ride. Loud noises, weird smells, jerky movements; the list of symptoms are countless.
Every time we face situations like these we get that nagging feeling in the backs of our heads that something has definitely gone catastrophically wrong with our car. A bucketful of dough will go down the drain again for the fix.
Let’s be honest. No car has any sort of guaranteed immunity from a real expensive fix. This is applicable to you even if you own the most expensive ride in the whole world. In here I have discussed a few of the car parts in general that are really too expensive to repair.
The transmission is that part of your car that helps in transmitting power from your car engine to the wheels. Your car transmission isn’t something that’s too fragile to be honest. And it usually possesses a long life-span.
But that doesn’t mean it’ll last a life time. With increased use, rough gear changes and other related stresses, transmission fails with the passage of time.
The transmission is a significant part of a car and hence, any sorts of transmission-related repairs are undoubtedly very expensive.
2. Fuel pump
The fuel pump is something that’s responsible for supplying fuel at the perfect pressure to the fuel injector.
It’s undoubtedly an expensive piece of equipment. The pump may get damaged over time for several reasons such as:
The presence of metal shreds in the fuel.
Poor quality fuel.
Presence of water in fuel lines.
The cost of repair usually depends on the type of the engine but it usually ranges between 560 to 1600 GBP.
3. Engine problems
Engine problems are one of the most commonly reported car issues. A total engine blowout happens when these issues pile up substantially with the passage of time resulting in complete breakdown.
Engine problems can occur as a result of several things ranging from a broken rod to a damaged valve to leaking oil. Repairs depend on the type of your vehicle and the type of your engine. It even depends on the type of the mechanic.
Engine repairs are excessively expensive depending on the amount of damage done to the engine. It usually ranges from 800 to 3200 GBP.
A broken cylinder usually occurs from years of negligence and ignorance. Cylinder issues don’t happen in a single day. It gives you a number of red flags at the start like multiple misfires.
If you tend to overlook these red flags over time, the problem finally goes right off the roof one day resulting in complete cylinder failure. The fix is costly indeed; sometimes it can even reach up to 6400 GBP.
Scheduled maintenance is the key to keeping these problems at bay.
5. AC compressor
The compressor of your car’s air conditioner helps in separating the high pressure air from low pressure air at times of cooling down the car and the engine.
A number of things can result in a compressor malfunction. These might include things like a broken valve or a break in the engine belt. A typical repair or a replacement usually cost between 160 GBP to around 480 GBP. So you can very well see that it doesn’t come cheap in any way whatsoever.
A few maintenance tips…
Always remember that proper car maintenance begins at your garage. Care for it today and you are bound to get benefits in the long run. Here are a few tips for you:
Check your tire pressure regularly. Top up if it’s required. Don’t ignore it any way.
Check for any fluid leakage periodically. If you find any, servicing is an absolute must. DO NOT ignore it any way. It can signify serious issues with your car.
Check your car lights regularly from the headlights to the taillights to the inside lights of the dashboard. If you find anything out of the ordinary, servicing should be a priority at that exact point of time.
Do basic maintenance like oil changes periodically.
Keep a tab on your exhaust fumes from time to time. Your muffler should be present right under your number plate so this monitoring won’t be that difficult. Excessive blue fumes signify oil leakage issues. If you see things like that, service your car ASAP.
So that’s it then. Hope this list comes in handy for you. Ciao!