Nothing blows a budget faster than a car repair. Getting items fixed or replaced on any make or model of car is expensive and can set people back financially. Unless a part is under warranty, motorists are forced to shell out big bucks themselves to keep their car running properly and safely. And some car repairs are more expensive than others. It helps to know what you can expect to pay should you encounter problems with any of the parts on your vehicle. Here are the 10 most expensive car repairs—ranked from least expensive to most expensive.
10. Air Conditioner Compressor – $500
Air conditioning is essential in the summer months. Anyone who has had the air conditioner in their car fail in July or August knows that this can be a serious problem. And, more often than not, a broken air compressor is to blame for this issue. An air compressor separates high and low pressure air and allows the gas Freon to cool the car. Rods and valves inside of the compressor tend to break, causing the compressor to stop performing. Or another part within your car, such as an engine belt, may cause a ripple effect that results in a malfunctioning compressor. Either way, it typically costs about $500 to replace an air conditioner compressor. If you have to add more Freon gas to a new compressor that’s installed, it can be even more expensive.