Hub Assembly Replacement Cost Guide

A hub assembly bolts to the knuckle on one side, holds the wheel bearings, and has the wheel bolted onto it’s other side. In the past there would have been multiple replaceable and serviceable parts involved; bearings and races, the hub flange or integrated rotor, grease seals and spindle. It was also necessary to remove … Read more

Headlight Replacements Cost Guide

Replacing a headlight bulb is pretty straightforward, in principle. A bulb slots and locks into a reflector housing and has an electrical connector providing the power. Access to the bulbs for replacement isn’t often easy but is usually provided for in some way as to make it not too laborious. There are a few different … Read more

Ignition Switch Replacement Cost Guide

If you’ve lost your keys, it’s a good idea to take your vehicle to dealerships to have them delete the keys from your car’s computer system. Doing this would prevent whoever found your keys from unlocking the doors with the fob. They can also start the ignition with the key, but they could still unlock … Read more

Suspension Repair Cost Guide

A vehicle’s suspension is made up of numerous components, and the list varies with the type of suspension used and the specific engineering of the vehicle. The weak points of suspension components are typically at their points of movement. Because of this, the repair can be costly and very meticulous as you may not only … Read more

Shocks and Struts Replacement Cost Guide

The role of shock absorbers and struts is fairly simple. On any vehicle, there is both “sprung weight” and “unsprung weight”. Unsprung weight is the weight of the tires, steering knuckles, brake assemblies, and the suspension members connecting these to the rest of the vehicle. On a vehicle with solid front or rear axles, both … Read more

Power Window Repair Cost Guide

Most power windows operate about the same. Power is supplied through a fuse, which goes to the switch, which then directs the power to the window motor. In the event of failure, the first thing is to check the fuse. If that’s okay, the next step is usually to determine whether it’s the switch or … Read more

Speed Sensor Replacement Cost Guide

Most modern vehicles have some type of ABS, traction control, and/or electronic stability systems to provide for safe braking and handling in a variety of conditions. One of the primary inputs for these systems is the data from wheel speed sensors. The main symptom of a problem with a wheel speed sensor is usually an … Read more

Wheel Cylinder Replacement Cost Guide

The hydraulic part of a drum brake system is the wheel cylinder, which receives brake fluid under pressure from the master cylinder when the brake is applied. It has two cups inside that seal and hold pressure and two pistons that move out under that pressure, pushing the rear brake shoes against the drum.  Drum … Read more

Car Painting Cost Guide

Decades ago, cars were painted by hand and it took weeks for it to dry. This is because the paint that was being used at the time dried via solvent evaporation and took much longer. Nowadays, manufacturing factories have replaced human hands with robotic ones which sped up the process tenfold. Water-based enamel paints have also replaced … Read more

Cost to Ship a Car Overseas – The Complete Guide

Transporting a car across an ocean can be a hassle, and putting in the time to find a reliable carrier isn’t all that much fun.  There are tons of ways to transport a car – some of the relocation options available are via shipping containers, RORO or cargo airplanes. However, the most inexpensive and widely-used … Read more