Bought a 2009 Mazda 2, Took to Servicing; Mechanic Told Terrible Things. Need Suggestions
Last edited 29/08/2019 - 18:10 by 1 other user
We bought a used car (2009 Mazda 2) about a month ago. I took it for servicing today. The mechanic told a lot of scary things.
The car has been underserviced, so the the oil was thick and lumpy. He told the engine might fail and suggest engine flush. But he was not sure because after flush it might fail immediately. He said it might be ok over time.
Suggested lots of repairs related to brakes and other things and talk about "auto trans sump leak". Suggested repairs of 1000+ dollars. I guess some of those are because of car age.
We are international student and just invested like $4500 on car + $1000 on insurance. This news is a disaster to us.
What are our options? Should we contact the guy who sold us? Should we invest on those repairs? Because if engine is going to fail, there is no point.
took to second mechanic, recommends engine flush and brake pad changes in 5K. Quoted less than half for brakes pads. Other repairs not required.
Thanks for all suggestions.