As the information mentioned above indicates, you can see how business in the automotive industry may be difficult. A mechanical breakdown causes angst and frustration. Customers often become stressed and want to blame the dealership for unscrupulous activities. Not to mention, repair costs have trended exceedingly high. An engine replacement can range anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000. Often, consumers do not have the funds to maintain their vehicle, let alone be faced with an unexpected critical repair like an engine replacement.