my battery died and I took the car (1997 Saturn SC2) to a local garage. They told me I needed a new battery.
They also told me I needed a new gasket, which cost me $220 (including labor).
When I picked the car up the following day it made a whistling/whirring sound as I was driving.
It never made any sounds before.
I took the car back and was told it was leaking a lot of oil and needed a new valve cover (dual overhead cam).
Before I dropped the car off it worked fine and made no noise. It just needed a new battery. Now, after leaving it at the garage, it's making a lot of noise and needs a new gasket and a new valve cover. So I'm suspicious as to why that is.
The garage told me that the valve cover will cost $400 if they get it from the dealer, but maybe they can find it on ebay for $75.
Does this all sound legit to you or am I being ripped off.
What should I do?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 4:12 PM