Last month I had a full inspection run on my car at the Honda dealership, and a quote for the following needed repairs was provided:
Distributor Housing and lower hose: $650.00
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor: $200.00
Power Steering Reservoir and Hose: $125.00
Passenger side front lower ball joint boots: $125.00
Power Steering Rack Boot including alignment: $200.00
I am not able to afford to do all of those things at once, so I would like to get some suggestions on what things are the most important to do, and how long I might be able to continue to drive my car safely without them done. For instance, If I can wait on the ball joint boots for three months, but I need to have the distributor housing & lower hose changed now, I'd like to know.
The mechanic I consulted with shared with me that I should have the most expensive repairs done first, but wasn't sure about how long I should wait. I consulted with another who suggested that for safety reasons I should have the ball joint boots done first, but offered no suggestions on when to do anything else.
I would like to get the most pressing thing done this month, or in February. And then have the other repairs completed every other month until they are all done. Any advice about whether or not this is advisable would be of great help. Thanks.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 10:48 AM