I have a 1993 Toyota Corolla (auto, 4 cyl, 213K) thats overheating. It takes a long time for the heat to become hot. Temp guage stays level if I have the heat on and stay off the expressway. I replaced the thermastat and flushed out the rad.
Got an estimate from my local Midas and they wanted to replace all the heating and cooling system from the rad to heat pump to all the belts and hoses. They estimated $2500. The car is worth $1500 tops.
How do a approach a shop to get the problem fixed but have them understand the " economics" of the situation. Then I asked the Midas service writer what was my options he said that I needed to replace everything.
I want to save the car but if its going to cost more to repair than its worth, I think my only option is to trade it in and buy another car. This wont help the service shop but right now I feel it's my only option.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 10:27 AM