Dead car


#1

my friend has a 1991 geo metro and doesn’t know what to do because it won’t start. If she takes it to a mechanic it will cost a tow and she is thinking it will be expensive just to have it looked at. Are there mobile mechanics? Is replacing an engine a good idea on a car like this or trading it in. It’s been dead for quite a while. They do get good gas mileage when they run. I’ll call a car garage also and ask them. she wants the car for her son to drive who has no car.


#2

Yes, nearly every major American city has auto mechanics that will come to you. If you decide to use one, use Google for a search. Look up “mobile mechanic” plus the name of your city.

It is certainly in your friend’s best interest to get this car running again. A non-running car is of no use to anyone, and in the meantime the owner is paying insurance, etc, without the car’s benefits. Encourage your friend to accept the costs of a professional and get this car back on its feet again.

BTW, if we knew why this car doesn’t run, we might be able to give more explicit advice.


#3

Other than the starting problem, what is the condition of the rest of the car?