Getting your vehicle fixed can be painfully expensive. The worst part is that breakdowns usually happen with little or no warning. If you don't have money in the bank, it may be a while before you're driving again.
With that in mind, here are 10 vehicle repairs that are typically among the most expensive you are likely to encounter. They're not arranged in any particular order, because the price of any repair varies widely by the make and model of your vehicle. The best way to use this list is to ask about and test each of these areas before you purchase any used vehicle, especially in private-party transactions. Always insist on a pre-purchase inspection by an independent repair shop to check on these and other signs of impending repair bills.