Well, to start off, I’m a complete newb when it comes to cars so bear with me.
As a result of my heat shield falling off, I took my suv to a Mitsubishi dealer to get it fixed. Well it turns out that my total repair bill inflated substantially after other problems surfaced.
Cattalytic Converter - $2567
Cam Bore and PCV Valve - $470
Spark Plugs - $365
Is this a reasonable quote for these repairs? Added in with other maintenance fees, the total bill came up to be $4000. At this point I might even consider taking advantage of the cash for clunker program and buy a new car.
Any suggestion and/or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Those are ridiculous prices. I’m sure that dealership would be thrilled to sell you a new car. That’s what they’re trying to scare you into doing.
What the heck is a “cam bore”.
Unless it’s leaking or MAYBE if the check engine light is on you don’t need a cat converter.
Is that price for solid gold spark plugs?
Go looking for an independent shop that specializes in Japanese imports. There’s little reason to take an out-of-warranty vehicle to the dealer.
Thanks for the quick reply. I was scanning the net for some prices and yes!!, those prices were seriously overpriced as you pointed out. I’ll follow your suggestion and go to an independent shop.