Hello everyone. This is my first attempt at getting some insight into repairs on car talk.
I bought a used 2001 honda civic with 121,000 miles on it 2 months ago. The owner never replaced the water pump and timing belt. So, I want to be smart and get the work done before the belt breaks on me and makes me want to rob a bank. Here's the estimate I got from a local independent mechanic store for parts+labor in Buffalo, NY.
Parts= $237 (Timing belt,pulley, water pump, serpentine belt)
labor= $400($100 x 4 hours)
tax included in the labor cost. It seems a lot to me. Many on the internet claim they got it done for around $450. Any insight into the estimate?