There is nothing more annoying than fixing an automobile problem, only to later discover it was done wrong and requires an expert. Many videos have been posted on YouTube and other websites that teach people how to fix their cars rather than taking them to a mechanic, but it is advisable to hire an expert to do it. When deciding to take a car to the mechanic or repair it at home, it is essential to understand what the problem is and what needs to be fixed. If the issue is complicated, hiring a licensed and certified mechanic is the best decision. Here are some repairs that are generally beyond the scope of your average DIYer.
Head Gasket Repairs
A blown head gasket can take a qualified mechanic up to twenty-five hours to repair, which is half of an average work-week. The cost of replacing a head gasket is between $1,3000 and $1,800. Of course, this price will fluctuate depending on the vehicle. The head gasket works as a seal for the internal combustion process of an engine, as well as prevents the coolant and oil from mixing when the two fluids are moving from the cylinder head to the engine block. Headgasket failure will result in a severe decline in performance of your vehicle, causing the vehicle to lose power, burn fuel faster and can lead to a complete failure of the engine.