Buying a new car might sound great in theory but in these uncertain economic times, it might not be the right investment. Other options, such as repowering your current engine, may be a much better economic decision to keep new car costs at bay.
“Smart shoppers and smart motorists make better decisions when they know all the options,” said Ken Carter, chairman of the Engine Rebuilders Council. “Many consumers think that buying a new vehicle is the only solution when they experience serious engine trouble. In fact, installing a remanufactured/rebuilt engine will extend current vehicle life at a significantly lower cost than buying a new one, saving big money in the long run.”
With repowering, a vehicle’s engine or an identical one from another like-vehicle is completely disassembled, cleaned, machined and remanufactured/rebuilt. Unlike used or junk yard engines with an unknown performance and maintenance history, remanufactured/rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs.
“For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, you can repower your vehicle with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine and gain years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates,” continued Carter. “Before you consider a new vehicle purchase, talk with a professional automotive technician to see if repowering your engine is the right choice for you.”
To learn more, visit the Engine Rebuilders Council website at and click on Cost Comparisons to view a chart of examples illustrating the cost difference between purchasing a new vehicle and repowering with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine.