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Q: I bought my car second hand

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The engine isn't working how much would it be to repair or replace a new one?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: It really depends on what's ...

Hi there:

It really depends on what's wrong with your engine and the extent of damage that has occurred. It might be better to purchase a car that is running as opposed to trying to replace the motor in your 2005 Dodge Neon. In order to give you a realistic estimate, you should have one of our mobile mechanics complete a detailed engine inspection first.

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