What is the Difference Between a Used, Rebuilt and Remanufactured Engine?

 

The motor is blown, for one reason or another, but you love your car, so it is time to replace your vehicle's engine. Do you buy brand new or get a used engine? Well you have several options, but most likely you won't need to buy a brand new engine. New engines, often referred to crate motors, are generally purchased when building a custom car or hot rod. A daily driver vehicle will often warrant a used, rebuilt or remanufactured engine. But what is the difference?

Used Engines

A used engine is one that was likely pulled out a vehicle that was wrecked or had damage to another one of its mechanical systems that ended up sending the car to the junkyard. The engine most likely doesn't have a lot of miles on it and didn't need to have any parts replaced, so it was simply pulled out of the car and is ready to be placed into a new car. This is often the cheapest method of replacing an engine, if one can be found.

Rebuilt Engines

A rebuilt engine, like a used engine was pulled out of a car but it has had some parts replaced. It was likely disassembled, cleaned and put back together with any parts that needed to be updated and new gaskets throughout. When done properly a rebuilt engine can last for hundreds of thousands of miles.

Remanufactured Engines

The highest quality option for replacing an engine in your car, truck or SUV involves a remanufactured engine. This means that an engine was pulled from a vehicle and then returned to factory condition. The cylinders were machined along with all other parts to restore their specifications so that the engine operates as if it was brand new. These engines will likely be sold with an extended warranty, but will likely last longer than a used or rebuilt engine, but they will cost more up front.

If you love your car but the engine is broken and not repairable, replace it! Talk to an engine sales specialist about the type of engine that would be best for your car. Discount Engines in Arizona has professional mechanics on hand to discuss your wants and needs and we find and install the engine you need for you car, no matter what year, make or model! Call Discount Engines today at (480) 351-6068 to find out your best options for replacing your vehicle's engine.


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