First, let me say that I know nothing about cars, and I am an idiot for not checking my oil between oil changes. That being said, I will attempt to tell you what I know about my car. I have two mechanics telling me different things and I am thoroughly confused.
The current engine has 255,000 miles on it. Apparently there is no oil in the engine, and a timing belt slipped and a rear cam seized up, resulting in a lot of bent valves. One mechanic says that he should be able to rebuild the head, and that would be a lot cheaper, but he doesn’t have the time and is too far away. The mechanic at the shop where the car is currently wants to replace the engine with a used one, and has quoted me $3000. When I asked him about rebuilding the head, he didn’t want to do that, but is supposed to be getting me a price on a new or used head. But he is concerned about whatever caused the engine to run out of oil. The car also needs brakes and tires. And I don’t have a lot of money. Should I just junk the Volvo? Or if not, what is the better repair option? I would appreciate any and all input. I don’t have anyone here with any expertise to advise me.