The Topmost Expensive Car Parts to Replace

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If you’re an owner of an old car, you may have experienced replacing car parts here and there. There may have been a time when you got the shock of a lifetime because of how expensive the car part replacement is. This experience is inevitable for old car owners and that it is quite expected that sooner or later something is going to go wrong and you’ll go back to this same experience.

No car is exempt to repair and expensive fixes be it new or old, the causes maybe because of the way your drive, the car manufacturer or the car age, but the truth is, we all wanted to know how much a repair or a car replacement is going to cost.

In today’s article, learn the topmost expensive car parts to replace before you head on to your mechanic.

Blown Engine

This won’t come as a surprise. Engine replacement is the most expensive car repair. Get your money ready as this will cost from $4500-$7000.

Car Key Replacement

If you got an electric car and bad luck struck you that you may need to replace the car key, this could cost between $250-$750. Expect that it would be entirely expensive when you’ve lost all they keys to your car and have it coded again on a new set of keys plus the entire car computer needed reset this could cost between $2000-$5000 and can be commonly done in your dealership.

Cylinder Head Gasket

The most common reason for a head gasket failing is because of overheating. Repairs range from $1200-$3000.


Without proper maintenance, sooner or later you may have you differential repaired. Depending on the repairs, this could cost between $400 to $2700.


Reconditioning a transmission can cost from $1000-$2000 and replacement for the whole assembly can be up to $4000. This is because intensive labor is required to repair or replace this.

Car Heater Replacement

If your car heater goes bust, be ready to spend about $500-$2000. This again depends on the work involved.

Car Cylinder

A broken car cylinder repair costs around $8000 and that’s a lot of money. To prevent this from happening, make sure to come every scheduled maintenance.

Fuel Pump

Fuel pump repair can easily cost you around $300-$900 to get your car on the road again.

Camshaft Replacement

The camshaft is responsible for controlling the engine’s air intake. Replacing this requires intensive labor and  will cost you around $1500-$3000.

AC Compressor Replacement

Depending on your car’s model, replacing the air conditioning compressor costs from $200-$600.

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