Hello, I’m a little new here and not very experienced with car repair, so I apologize in advance.
I have a 2005 Toyota Camry. Just some info on it:
- 225,500 miles
- Daily driver
- I bought this car in October of 2014, so it already had some age and wear on it.
- I’m wanting to make this vehicle last me for several more years.
I’m expecting to get a $1500 bonus within the next week and plan to apply all of it toward car repairs. Nothing is necessarily “wrong,” but I’m sure if I took it to the dealership they would be claiming I need a list of repairs. Not looking to exactly go over $1500, but I want my car to be dependable and avoid breaking down and then wish I had applied the $1500 toward a down-payment.
Now that you have a little bit of info, I’ll cut to the chase of what I know what it may need:
Whenever I’m driving it’s not exactly as smooth as when I first got it. I got a flat tire on the interstate a few months ago and the guy who came to my assistance said my wheel bearing was pretty bad rusted and probably needed replaced. I’ve been driving it since without replacing it and I’ve not had any problems, but I’m concerned that this could be a safety issue later on. Should I get all the wheel bearings replaced at once?
Basically I would like to know how I should apply the $1500 for repairs. I know it’s hard to say on a vehicle you’ve not looked at, but what are must haves I should be looking at? Thank you in advance for your input!