Should You Repair Internal Engine Damage?

Most of your car's components are not monolithic parts. Instead, they're composed of many smaller and often more sophisticated elements. For example, your car's starter is a powerful electric motor with many potential failure points. In most cases, these parts are cheap enough that an internal failure means replacing the whole unit is more cost-effective than the labor involved in repairing it. However, your engine is one of a handful of parts (along with your transmission) where this may not be true.