My mum was driving her Camry and the engine just stopped. She had to get it towed to a mechanic and they said she needs a new engine but they don't know why hers died. Does anyone know what could have happened and could getting another engine have the same problem?
Personally, I would take it somewhere else if they cant tell you why it died. Might be just sqeezing Ole Mum for money.
If the engine did die, there are test that will tell them what happened. If the timing belt did break they can visually check it, and they can perform a leak down test to determine if valves did bend.
Could also be an electrical issue.