Do i replace a Cracked head gasket or find a new car instead?

Asked by Mar 06, 2016 at 02:36 AM about the 1998 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just discovered my buick has a cracked head
gasket after getting it looked at from a friend.  they  
say  not work the trouble spending alot of  money
into it and replace it completely. What do i do?
Cost of head gasket replacements?

1 Answer

105,335

So if you can't do the job yourself it can cost up to a grand to have a shop do it. You have an 18 year old car, and it is one of those that don't hold value very well and the cost of repairs will either meet or exceed the total value of the car. So in your case I would say to get rid of it. You might get a little more for it by selling it yourself than any car dealer will give you for it. HTH

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