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Remanufactured VS Rebuilt VS Used Auto Parts and Warranties

Remanufactured Engines Faq

Some 95 percent of United States residents either own, lease, or have access to a motor vehicle on a daily basis. Without these modern marvels, we wouldn't be able to take up promising employment opportunities unless they were located in our current residential areas' localities, live very far away from our kids' schools, or do anything else that motor vehicles help us do.

Although modern automobiles are comprised of several major parts, all of which are necessary for operation, the keystone of these motor vehicles' operating power is the engine.

Put simply, engines are machines that turn energy into mechanical energy, which is better known as motion. Most modern cars run on gasoline, a derivative of crude oil, though many others use diesel as a fuel source, which also comes from the black, tarry, nonrenewable fossil fuel.

Modern car, truck, van, and other automobile engines contain roughly 100 parts, including pistons, springs, rocker arms, valves, cam lobes, housings, and cylinders. As with the overwhelming majority of objects here on planet Earth, automobile engines need to be repaired, maintained, and even replaced from time to time.

In motor vehicles with engines that aren't running as well as they should be, owners sometimes undertake the daunting process of renovating their vehicles' engines and replacing any worn or torn parts with new ones that are crafted to the exact specifications of a new engine, which are also known as remanufactured engines. The two other types of non-new engines are used and rebuilt engines.

Let's take a look at these three types of engines, after which we'll differentiate between and compare them to one another.

What is a used engine?

Before they can be remanufactured or rebuilt, engines start off as used engines. There aren't any quantifiable criteria that engines have to meet in order to be considered used engines, though any vehicle with more than roughly 10,000 miles on it should contain an engine with a noticeable amount of wear and tear on it.

Used engines are about as raw as vehicle-worn engines go. In most people's eyes, used engines haven't been cleaned, looked over, taken apart, or had any of their parts repaired.

Rebuilding or remanufacturing engines requires many hours, lots of stress, and tons of effort, not to mention a good bit of money. As such, it only makes sense to fix up engines that have been used in automobiles for at least 100,000 miles, though, in most cases, above 200,000 miles of road mileage.

A good chunk of used engines that are fixed up often have a dismal history of regular maintenance and upkeep.

How about rebuilt engines?

To rebuild an automobile engine, the entirety of the power conversion tools are taken apart, cleaned, and looked over with a proverbial fine-toothed comb. If there are any components that are seriously worn down, busted, or broken, they are replaced during the engine rebuilding process.

If you purchase a rebuilt engine, you will find that most mechanics and other automotive service providers only offer a limited warranty on the work that they provide.

The basics of remanufactured engines

The engine blocks of used engines undergoing the remanufacturing process are inspected with precise tools of measurement to make sure that they're in the same shape as when they first came off the assembly line. Any and all tolerances are also tested and reset to their original limits before any parts outside of the engine block are replaced, retooled, and reset.

Any parts that are replaced are usually bought in brand-new form. In some cases, as long as the engine parts aren't too complex or structurally demanding, many mechanics or machine tool shop professionals will construct their own engine parts from scratch.

A number of tests approved by the engine's manufacturer are also conducted before the remanufacturing process is complete. These engines almost always last an incredibly long time, though the remanufacturing process does cost quite a bit of money.

What's the length of warranties on your remanufactured engines?

Your remanufactured engine's warranty will be good for either three years or 100,000 miles - whichever of the two comes first. Commercial-use vehicles' engines are given a warranty lasting a year-and-a-half or 100,000 miles, with the warranty concluding whenever either one of the two criteria is fulfilled.

How long does getting a replacement engine take?

With most modern motor vehicles, we can get out hands on a remanufactured engine for your particular vehicle in no longer than 48 hours.

Where can your engines be installed?

We can install your used, rebuilt or remanufactured engine at our location in Gilbert Arizona and across the USA by your own preferred mechanic, we can ship anywhere fast and cheap.

How can I buy an engine or transmission?

Call us or check out online.