Today's cars are more technologically advanced and harder to repair than ever.
Most new cars are so advanced they are controlled by multiple computers and Power-PCs, and actually have many times the computing power of the first Apollo mission to the moon! In fact, the new Mercedes S-Class leads the pack with an amazing 65 microprocessors in it. While this means that cars today run much more efficiently than ever, it also means that when it comes time for repairs, they can be very, very costly, and it is getting more expensive every day. That is because the equipment needed to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with new cars costs a small fortune for the repair shops to buy and maintain. Then, as new cars come out and the technology advances, repair shops must constantly re-invest in the new tools and equipment needed to diagnose and make the necessary repairs to today's high-tech automobiles. Unless you are still covered under your original vehicle manufacturer's warranty, this adds up to a major expense for you when your car breaks down or needs a repair.