I have a 1998 Cadillac DeElegance, the model is no longer available. My car has 167,000 miles on it, body and interior is in great shape. Turn Signals need to be replaced and the head gaskets need to be replaced, which means they "drop" the engine to repair. The cost will be $3500.
I know this is an older vehicle but the ride, gas mileage, and body are exceptional. Should I have the repair completed? (I am using a Cadillac certified dealership and have confidence in the service I have always received from them)
If you are confident in the advice from your auto service professionals that after replacing the head gasket you will have a safe and reliable vehicle, then investing $3,500 in this car doesn
〉 Answered on Nov 15th, 2007 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
If you enjoy the vehicle and are happy with the condition and features, then the repair may be worth it to you to keep the vehicle. I am assuming that you have no car payment, so investing in a vehicle that you already own may be a wise choice. You might be able to request a 10% discount being that you are loyal to that dealership, and they want to keep your business.
Weigh out your pros and cons, and if it seems feasible to repair your car, go for it!!
〉 Answered on Nov 15th, 2007 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions