Repair or Replace Your Car? Knight’s Makes it Easy!

Are you facing a major engine or transmission repair on your car? Are you considering all of your options? Knight's Car Store and Garage can help make that decision, and no matter what you choose, offer the service you need. Our award-winning Rome garage can get you back on the road, or our credit experts can get you into a fresh ride. We have a wide selection of quality pre-owned vehicles at great prices. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons it can be better to replace your car instead of paying for expensive repairs.

The Cost of Repairs vs the Value of Your Car

Should You Repair or Replace Your Car​A 2015 average for major repairs by CarMD suggests the average cost of an engine replacement is $5,500, a transmission replacement is even more expensive at $6,400. These days, those prices have only grown. The recent pandemic has impacted the cost of parts due to supply chain issues and created delays in the availability of the parts required for major repairs.

How much is your current car worth? A good rule of thumb is to add up the cost of the repair vs the value of the vehicle. You can get vehicle value estimates easily online these days. Knight’s Car Store can provide an estimate of the value of your current vehicle. You can get started using our simple trade-value estimate form. If the cost of the repair is greater than the vehicle’s current value, or greater than one year’s worth of monthly payments, it is time to seriously consider replacing it.


If the cost of a major repair is a concern, then you may be worried about the cost of a replacement. Knight's Car Store is here to help. By choosing to replace instead of repair your vehicle with a used car, truck, or SUV from Knight's Car Store, you’re making the right decision. Used cars retain more value, and Knight's Car Store can make you a great deal on a quality used car. That’s because we can work with customers with almost all kinds of credit.


Concerned about quality? Knight's Car Store offers a 30 day / 1,000-mile warranty on our vehicles. That means you’re covered when you drive off. If you’re already looking at a big repair bill, you know the value of a warranty. We offer extended warranty options for those looking for additional peace of mind.

Whether you choose to repair or replace your current vehicle, trust Knight’s Car Store and Garage. Our Rome service center can get you back on the road if you want to keep your old ride around. If it’s time to replace, then we’ll make a great deal on a used car, truck, SUV that’s right for you.