Blown Head Gasket Gambit
One of the most expensive car engine repairs is having to have a blown head gasket repair that can run anywhere from several hundred to a few thousand dollars in repairs depending on the vehicle you own.
In earlier articles we’ve learned about some car models that are more prone than other models to have engine problems related to blown head gaskets. How that some head gasket problems are temporarily fixed with a low-cost solution. And, ways to detect a leaking head gasket.
As such, big ticket repair items like head gaskets are an attractive scam target due to the seeming complexity of a major engine repair to a non-mechanic; when in fact, it’s really not that complicated---but is labor intensive when it has to be done. However, the foundation of any scam is that of approaching someone who does not know better and may not realize they’ve been scammed until it’s too late.
A Solution to Avoiding Being Scammed
That said, in this article we will take a different approach to the blown head gasket problem with an easy-to-follow video tutorial that quite frankly, does an excellent job of teaching the non-mechanic everything they need to know the next time someone approaches them and says that their car needs a head gasket repair.
The following is from the ever-popular YouTube channel “Pete’s Garage.”
Avoid Getting Ripped Off - What is a Blown Head Gasket and Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
For additional used car articles related to the topic, be sure to check out the following linked articles “How to Inspect The Transmission Fluid on a Used Prius; and, “Avoid Lube Center Scams With This Mechanic’s Step by Step DIY Oil and Filter Change Demo.”
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Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive-related news.