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Is Replacing a Failing Engine Worth It?

Dealing with engine trouble is never fun - especially if your engine is completely ruined to the point of no return. Severe engine damage can lead to either needing it completely replaced or rebuilt, which can be costly to do. If your vehicle is older, you may wonder if replacing the engine is worth it, or if getting a new vehicle altogether is a better route. 

In some cases, replacing an engine instead of getting a new vehicle can actually make sense monetarily. It can cost a lot less and can help you avoid the fees that can come when acquiring a new vehicle, such as taxes and insurance. 

Here are some things to consider when it comes to engine replacement: 

  • If the rest of the vehicle is in good condition mechanically and is a newer vehicle, an engine replacement could be the best option budget-wise. 
  • Engine replacement or rebuilding can be cost-effective when it comes to saving money rather than spending thousands on a new vehicle. 
  • A rebuilt engine typically lasts just as long as a brand new one.

One thing you may want to think about is the age of your vehicle. If you’re driving an older vehicle, getting a new car may be a smart decision for you if you’re planning on upgrading in the near future anyway. You could use the money you would spend on an engine replacement for your down payment or cover any associated fees. 

An engine replacement can be a brand new engine, a rebuilt engine, or a manufacturer refurbished engine. Each option has different prices, so you can find the right solution to fit your budget and needs. A brand new engine is unused, whereas a rebuilt or refurbished engine has been taken out of the vehicle, taken apart, and then any damaged or broken parts are replaced. The engine is then put back together and can be placed back into the vehicle. 

If you’re experiencing engine failure and are debating on what option to take, we invite you into our shop for an inspection and consultation today! The best thing to do is consider your budget, options, and the condition of your vehicle.

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