Are we being overcharged?

Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 12:17 PM about the 2006 Hyundai Accent

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have a 2006 Hyundai Accent. We were driving yesterday when the car stalled and
would no longer start. We got a free tow to the nearest dealership where we were informed
that the timing belt had broken, causing some of the pistons in the motor to be damaged.
The repair was estimated to us at $1900, which we can not afford. Is this a realistic
estimate, or are we being overcharged? Is it worth it to seek help elsewhere?

1 Answer

257,635

The timing belt in the Accent should be changed every 60K for this reason. If in fact the diagnosis of a broken timing belt is correct, then I'd say the estimate is correct. The Accent has an interference design engine which means that when the belt breaks, there is an almost 100% certainty that a piston will introduce itself to the bottom of a valve and either bend or break that valve. This means that the entire head, if not the entire engine, will have to rebuilt at a hefty cost, probably anywhere from $1000- 1900. Ask a couple of independent shops near you how much they would charge. Good Luck!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Hyundai Accent Experts

  • #1
    karibt
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #2
    dvigano
    Reputation
    990
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
465 Great Deals out of 46,302 listings starting at $795
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 53,913 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
755 Great Deals out of 69,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
729 Great Deals out of 50,360 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Focus
803 Great Deals out of 55,008 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
925 Great Deals out of 80,594 listings starting at $1,440
Used Honda Accord
1,027 Great Deals out of 57,887 listings starting at $1,099
Used Kia Rio
58 Great Deals out of 7,034 listings starting at $2,895
Used Nissan Versa
267 Great Deals out of 21,341 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Yaris
55 Great Deals out of 2,955 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
364 Great Deals out of 26,194 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Sentra
572 Great Deals out of 52,265 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Fiesta
166 Great Deals out of 16,742 listings starting at $2,860

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Accent For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 6,352 listings starting at $7,950
2016 Hyundai Accent For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 2,442 listings starting at $7,660
2015 Hyundai Accent For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 926 listings starting at $6,495
2014 Hyundai Accent For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 747 listings starting at $5,990
2013 Hyundai Accent For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 570 listings starting at $3,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.