Jim Grant's Tech Tips
I'm looking to purchase a used car and the owner states the only problem
is with the fan. He says the car overheats quickly and there may be something
wrong with something called a "Gasket". Obviously I don't know
what the heck any of these items are since I'm only a driver and not knowledgeable
or interested in them at all. Please respond with your answer and possible
solution(s). I'd also like to know on average what I should expect to
pay for either of these repairs to be done.
away! In no way would I recommend purchasing that vehicle! The problems
you described are big dollars that could easily double the cost of the
vehicle. Before purchasing any used vehicle you should take it to your
technician and have a thorough inspection performed. Also, just driving
around the block doesn't provide enough information. To identify problems
with the suspension, brakes, steering, engine, etc. the vehicle should
be driven a minimum of 10 miles over a variety of driving conditions.
An extended drive time allows the driver to become accustomed to the vehicle
and any oddities that the vehicle may have. When purchasing a used vehicle,
always proceed with caution.