My husband and I decided to fix the air conditioner in our thirteen year old car. The estimated cost: $1,850. It’s definitely too hot to drive around during a hot, Washington, D.C. summer without air conditioning. Well, I know lots of people drive around without air, but I don’t plan to be one of them. So the auto mechanic is pulling off the dash board and replacing nearly every piece and part of the air conditioner.
Does it make sense to pay $1,850 to replace the major components of a vehicle constructed in 1997? Honestly, I’m not sure of the decision.
* According to Kelly Blue Book the car is worth between $3800 and $4200.