How much will it cost to fix engine compression?

The check engine light in my car came on last week. Now my engine is misfiring and sometimes it will turn over but won’t start. My car insurance only covers collision repairs and so I’ll have to pay out of pocket. How much will it cost to fix the engine compression?

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Answer provided by
Talullah Blanco
Answered on Feb 21, 2022
Engine troubles are the worst and often come with a hefty bill! Depending on what is causing poor engine compression it can cost between $1,000 and $8,000 to fix and an additional $100 to $200 to perform a compression test.
Here are the most common causes of low engine compression and how much they’ll cost to repair or replace:
  • Piston rings can cost between $2,000 and $3,500 to repair or replace.
  • Head gasket repairs can range from $1,000 and $2,000.
  • Broken cylinder could set you back $8,000 to repair.
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