It turned out that the radiator was already cracking. No wonder, it was already 12 years old and made of a plastic material. Hubby tried to canvass for a new radiator, and learned that it would cost a whopping 30 plus thousand pesos!!! I know that the Camry is considered a "luxury car" but, hey, I didn't expect that price. I wonder how much Ferrari parts would cost. Now THAT is a luxury car!
Anyway, my husband was able to find a cheaper replacement part. We finally had it replaced and my car is again in excellent running condition.
Take home lessons:
- Be a member in Wheeler's Club or some other towing company. It only costs 700 pesos a year. This is especially if your car is old. If you don't have a membership, towing would set you back 2000 pesos EVERY TIME!
- If your car is old, it would certainly show its age sooner or later, so be prepared to spend for repairs.