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3rd Kind Customz
14522 Auto Park Way C
HoustonTX 77083
 (281) 495-1352

The Pros and Cons of Replacing Your Car's Engine

The Pros and Cons of Replacing Your Car's Engine

We all dread the day when our favorite ride's engine just isn't running as smoothly as it used to or even stops working altogether. In some cases, all the engine needs are a few tweaks to get back on the road again. However, in others, it needs a more extensive rebuild or to be completely replaced. So how do you know which is right for you? Read on to find out.

Rebuild or Replace?

The key factors that you'll need to consider here are the amount of work and the costs involved. Repairing an engine is usually cheaper than replacing it outright, but it will take significantly more time to complete. On the other hand, an engine replacement can usually be done in a day or two but will cost you a lot more money. You'll also need to evaluate the cost of the repair or replacement against the value of your car. If your car has reached the point where it no longer holds much value (less than $2,000), you may be better off putting your money towards the purchase of a new ride. However, if the car is a classic or holds a lot of sentimental value for you, then by all means, replace that engine to keep your baby running for as long as possible!

New, Reman or Used?

When you are in need of a full engine replacement, you have three primary options, each offering its own benefits and drawbacks: new, remanufactured or used. With a new engine, you are assured that all of the parts are new and that the engine meets all regulations and specifications. It will also come with a warranty, giving you added peace of mind in the event that anything goes wrong.

Used engines will save you the most money, but are also the most complicated to install. You'll have a much harder time finding a replacement engine that will fit with your vehicle's make and model year.

Remanufactured, or reman, engines are another great option. A reman engine has been lightly used but then restored to its original quality through replacing parts as needed. Reman engines must meet the same regulatory specifications as new engines, so you are guaranteed a high-quality product. Reman engines also encourage recycling products so that their useful lives can be extended and waste reduced. Reman engines typically come with a warranty as well.

Used engines will save you the most money, but are also the most complicated to install. You'll have a much harder time finding a replacement engine that will fit with your vehicle's make and model year. This may require additional modifications to accommodate the replacement engine, making it harder to integrate with the rest of your vehicle. In addition, you have no guarantee of the condition of a used engine. Aim to find one with fewer than 60,000 miles on it for the best chances of finding an engine that will last.

Trust 3rd Kind Customz for Your Engine Replacement

Here at 3rd Kind Customz, we truly value our customers and will provide you with honest advice about whether or not it's time to rebuild or replace your engine. We only want what is best for you and your car. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment, and be sure to follow us on Instagram to check out our latest work!