I own a 2006 Nissan Sentra, a little less than 74K miles, that has been a very reliable car until recently. A few months ago while I was driving back from school my steering wheel started vibrating and I barely made it home as my tired completely deflated on my driveway. The tired was replaced and the vibration persisted so I took the car to the AAA for a check up. They gave me a long list of items to be repaired that totaled over $4500! Among the items were the front break pads and rotors,which I agreed to change hoping that the vibration ended. However, it did not so I ended up taking the car to a repair shop in Baltimore where they placed struts to secure I believe the front wheels and the vibration stopped (I am not a car whiz by any means). Last Thursday, the service engine light went on and I was about due for an oil change so I took my car to AAA for the oil change hoping that the engine light will go off. This was not the case and again they gave me a long list of items to change that total over $1300! The list include the following: belt alternator, alternator drive belt (R&R), air filter (Proselect), Cabin Air Filter (Proselect), replace engine air filter, fuel induction service, Soltec 3 part fuel kit, cabin air filter (R&R), shock or strut assembly, quick strut modular assembly - rear alignment. Honestly, the only thing I have noticed since the service light went on is that there is a slight sound coming from the engine. All I want is to know what repairs are necessary and if it is worth investing that much money in a 2006 car. Please help!
Update: I’ll be going to Autozone after work today. 7/26/16. Code P2A00