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    Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    I spun out this morning on some ice and went into the ditch. My front end is kinda messed up. Bumper is cracked. Radiator is leaking and the fan is stuck in the on position. Windshield washer fluid is leaking somewhere and I think something in the left wheel assembly is messed up. Does anyone here know how much this would cost roughly. I know every place varies in price. Thanks

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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Quote Originally Posted by stormchaser2014 View Post
    I spun out this morning on some ice and went into the ditch. My front end is kinda messed up. Bumper is cracked. Radiator is leaking and the fan is stuck in the on position. Windshield washer fluid is leaking somewhere and I think something in the left wheel assembly is messed up. Does anyone here know how much this would cost roughly. I know every place varies in price. Thanks

    Car is 05 chevy malibu
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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

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    Yeah that sounds expensive. No jimlad.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    It will cost what your deductable costs. Insurance my friend, that is why you have it.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Your car is going to be considered a total loss...if I were handling the claim. '05 Malibu is probably worth 5K or so and you'll have at least 3-4k in damage.

    I'd start looking around for another vehicle unfortunately...



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    It will cost what your deductable costs. Insurance my friend, that is why you have it.
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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Quote Originally Posted by troyisu View Post
    Your car is going to be considered a total loss...if I were handling the claim. '05 Malibu is probably worth 5K or so and you'll have at least 3-4k in damage.

    I'd start looking around for another vehicle unfortunately...
    This all the way. The damage to the steering geometry alone is enough to total the car. Not to mention new bumper, paint, and damage to your cooling system. New car time!



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    I believe you'll be shopping.


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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Quote Originally Posted by troyisu View Post
    Your car is going to be considered a total loss...if I were handling the claim. '05 Malibu is probably worth 5K or so and you'll have at least 3-4k in damage.

    I'd start looking around for another vehicle unfortunately...
    This probably isn't too far off. Body damage is not cheap to fix, let alone if there are any structural issues with your front suspension.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Well at least it's Thanksgiving week/end, so I will only have to get a ride one day this week.

    Came home the same way and there was an accident at the exact same spot. There a was person pinned who was DOA. That was a little scary to think about what could've happened


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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Sounds like at least a few thousand dollars in damage.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    If you're a DIY kind of person or have friends who are, you may be able to put it back together for less (Assuming there isn't any frame damage) but otherwise put me in the crowd that says its time to start shopping.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    $50 for radiator + $80 for fan assembly + $35 to get wheels balanced, duct tape for the bumper= $165


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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    First question would be how many miles you got on it? What was the condition of the car before the accident? Third would be how long did you plan on keeping it? Are you gonna drive it til the wheels fall off, or try and sell it in the next 2 to 5 years. These were very common cars and part would be readily available from the bone yard to either fix it correctly or just throw some random colored bumper on there with some other used replacement parts.



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    Re: Auto Repair. How much am I looking at?

    Quote Originally Posted by stormchaser2014 View Post
    $50 for radiator + $80 for fan assembly + $35 to get wheels balanced, duct tape for the bumper= $165
    Well, I didn't realize we weren't looking to estimate the cost of repairing back to pre-wreck condition. In that case, yes, you can probably get it done for a few hundred.



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