Unfortunately, I have to spend money to fix my car again

United States
February 8, 2012 8:37pm CST
On my last discussion, I didn't know what to do when my car has problem to start up. This morning, the same symptom had happened. It took me a couple of tries to get it started, and I decided after work, I have to bring it to the garage for check up. Indeed, the problem is with the starter, and also, the battery is weak. Now, the estimate price will be around $280 including labor. $165 for the starter, and around $100 for the labor cost. Not mention about the battery, I might have to pay up to $300 or more. Gosh, I guess I just work for the car this whole week. Anyway, I need to pay up that money, because I need that car to work.
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4 responses
• United States
14 Feb 12
Do me a favor and cheer up, that's not that much money. My car is sitting in my driveway in need of struts. Not a big deal and I would have already had them if my fiance didn't blow the engine in his truck. Not only did he have to buy a new engine but he made the mistake of buying a used one for 500 bucks only for it not to work and he couldn't return it so we had to spend another 900 on a newer one we knew would work and that's not including all the other parts he had to buy to make it work. I just junked my old car( bought my new one with that money). I didnt even have my old car For 7 months. I paid 1000 for it and in the time I had it I put well over 2000 in it only to have the engine blow in that. Now like I said my new car needs struts. I bought it for 360 and have put 750 in it to get it to where it is but now the funds have run out
@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
13 Feb 12
That is not to bad of a price considering. But in addition to the starter and the battery, also have the alternator checked out. The reason I say that is because batteries usually get drained because of the alternator not working properly. Meaning it is not charging the battery.
@Shellyann36 (11257)
• United States
9 Feb 12
I hope you get it fixed successfully and that it works this time. I hate having car problems and they usually end up being very expensive. I wish you the best of luck! Keep us updated.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
9 Feb 12
At least it is not your transmission. I am regretting having mine rebuilt instead of just taking the $2400 it took to repair and putting a down payment on a new car. Now mine is having a coolant problem. My car has over 100,000 miles on it, it has not had an easy life of living in warm weather with a roof (garage) over its head. It has spent its time in snowy winters out in the cold.