Mech. in NY estimated $900+ for valve cover gasket replcmnt-North Carolina co$t? on 1998 Toyota Camry

Both sides Valve cover gasket leaks 1 drop@time but never have to add oil & gets 500mi/tank long-distance. Can't sit w/engine running in cold weather anymore due to stink & smoke. Will need to replace at some point soon - says under $400 in North Carolina? Why difference? Why does New York mechanic say he'll basically have to take engine apart to get to this gasket=high cost? Thanks.

by in Asheville, NC on March 01, 2014
3 answers
ANSWER by on March 01, 2014
There's a difference in different states for labor cost.
ANSWER by on March 01, 2014
Gotta love the south!!!
ANSWER by on March 02, 2014
Find another mechanic. Any oil leak is serious. Check your oil level every day.

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