If you are shopping for a new car, you may be tempted to look at a used vehicle in order to save some money. Though it would still be new-to-you, a used vehicle may end up costing more than a car driven off a lot, especially if it needs major repairs within the first few months. Here are some of the most expensive things to fix on a car.
The Transmission: $4,000-$5,000
If something is seriously wrong with a transmission, you should recognize the signs when taking the vehicle for a test drive. The wheels on a vehicle without a proper functioning transmission won’t be able to turn correctly. Because of the direct relationship to the engine and driveshaft, this part of the vehicle gets more wear and tear than other parts.
The Suspension: $2,500-$3,500
The suspension is an important part of a vehicle, keeping passengers from getting jarred around …