I now realize this mechanic maybe dishonest. He never once called me while he has my car in his shop. I have had to call him and once or twice they told me he wasn't in. Then when I mention the Impala its like "oh, let me go get him. He told me that "there is a broken spark plug and that the Valve springdroped into the piston then into cylinder #1. He also went on to say that there is a front and back cylinder, etc and this is the clincher:MY ENGINE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN APART. PLEASE HELP ME-WHAT SHOULD I DO? I live alone, on a fixed income, and my son, as much as he helps me, doesn't know anything about cars. I was originally going to have it repaired at the Chevrolet dealership. The AAA guy who was going to tow it to the dealership checked the coil under the hood, said that is what is wrong and that it should cost about $270.00 to repair. HE talked my son into bringing it to their shop. Well, his brother-the mechanic who has my car for 5 days now said it was what I mentioned above-valve spring, etc. Should I have my car towed to the dealership for repair? If the engine DOES have to be taken apart, should I just buy a used engine? Honest to God, I don't know how to make a decision about this.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 AT 6:12 AM