Now that you've got me worried, my car was repaired under the local insurance company authorized shop, how do I know my car is readily to be claimed "total lost"? They've paid over 16000 CAD (~10000US) repairing that thing and I doubt if they would let me total it. How do I know if my engined is not repairable? BTW, how big is a job to fix a blown headgasket? I'm still covered by the shop until problems are all fixed so I am not really worried, I though sigh for my car coz I had the car accident when it was only 2 months old, now that I cannot tell the difference if the car is running as good as before or just simply a car that is running.