Technology and auto manufacturing have advanced dramatically in the past two decades. Cars and trucks last longer. Paint is better. Bodies are more corrosion resistant. Interior materials are more durable, and even suspension and other components last longer. So when an engine “dies,” it does not have to be the end of your vehicle. When a car or truck suffers major engine damage, the first response and reaction of many consumers is to buy a new or used vehicle. Sometimes disposing of your current vehicle might make sense, but often it’s simply not necessary.
If your vehicle is in relatively good shape it may be wise to repower it with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine, rather than replacing it with another vehicle. Once you consider the “hidden” costs in a new or used vehicle, the economic benefits become very clear.
First, let’s take a look at what a remanufactured engine really is. It’s not a rebuilt engine. It’s not “refurbished” and it’s not used. It’s remanufactured – that implies a complete re-engineering of the engine from the ground up. In fact, it’s new in all the ways that count.
In the world of remanufacturing, only certain components are reused, and then only after being completely inspected, ground down, sanded and refinished to the identical measurements and clearances it had when it rolled off the assembly line originally. These are the exterior and housing components – all the internals are replaced with new components.
All remanufacturing takes place in a factory environment, using computer-guided tools. Don’t confuse it with rebuilding, which can take place at your local mechanic shop on the workbench. Remanufacturing is an intensive process that results in an engine that’s as close to “new” as you’ll ever get.
Remanufactured/rebuilt engines get better gas mileage than a worn engine, and emit fewer pollutants. Engine repowering also saves the tremendous amount of energy used in processing discarded engines and vehicles as well as conserving energy and resources required to manufacture new engines.
One of the most important considerations here is lifespan. When you opt for a remanufactured engine, you’re getting the same lifespan as an engine installed in a vehicle coming straight from the assembly plant.
In the end, a remanufactured engine is the ideal solution – it’s as close as you’ll get to “new”.
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