A few weeks ago my Mom’s 2008 Madza 3 ran hot and wouldn’t restart. We eventually had the car towed to a local automotive shop to diagnose the problem.
They checked the car and said the thermostat was stuck and probably needed to be replaced along with a head gasket -the cost was $1200, but once they replaced these items the car still wouldn’t start. Then they said the whole motor needed to be replaced and it would cost $4156. Oh my goodness ! Needless to say we are outraged ! Can engine problems be diagnosed before putting on new gaskets?
Please help !