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. A remanufactured engine is 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.
Better Gas Mileage
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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My husband has a car that he’s absolutely in love with that he worked on with his dad for years, and it needs a new engine. He doesn’t want to get “new” parts for it and I don’t want him to buy something that has been “used” either, and a remanufactured engine seems like the perfect compromise. As you said, it’s been entirely remade and therefore isn’t actually, technically, used, and while it’s not technically new either, it works just as well and has a warranty. It’s good to know that not all of the parts are reused, allowing for the best quality of the engine, and I think that my husband and I will be getting a remanufactured engine soon.
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I am glad that you explained that a remanufactured engine is something completely new and it isn’t rebuilt or fixed up, the engine is new and customized to the truck. My dad just had his engine give up on his ford truck and he needs to get a new one soon so he can work on his job sites. I will have to tell him getting a remanufactured engine would be the best way to have a new feel and customed engine to his truck.
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I had no idea that having a rebuilt engine gives you better gas mileage and releases fewer pollutants. My brother has a Honda and he’s been considering getting the engine rebuilt. I’ll recommend that he does get it remanufactured right away.
I like that you mentioned in your article that a remanufactured engine will get better gas mileage than one that has been used for quite some time. I’ve noticed that the engine of my vehicle has not been as well off as it used to be. I’ll look into contacting an engine rebuilding service to ensure my car can get back into its best condition.
Thanks for sharing Engines information in your blog
It really stood out to me when you mentioned that a rebuilt engine gets better gas mileage than one that is worn out. My brother is trying to restore an old, classic vehicle that he recently purchased. He just has the frame right now, so it might be a good idea for him to find an engine that he can place in the frame.