My daughter's car had a check engine light on and was overheating. We had it towed to a mechanic and he did the block test with the vapors. The mechanic said the blue stuff turned yellow immediately and wants about $1300 for repair which includes gasket kit, bolts, water pump (not sure if that is necessary), spark plugs, wires, thermostat, coolant etc.
I have free towing with my insurance. Talked to another shop that we have used before and if the problem is determined to be the same then the price to fix it is about the same. Question really is: should I get a second opinion on this issue?