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Need a new engine, why not buy rebuilt engines?

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New, used and rebuilt

There seems to be some fear when it comes to buying anything that is not new. Buying used is a bit scary because you usually have no warranty or guarantee if something does not work as it should. However, if you buy rebuilt engines from a reputable source, you are getting something almost as good as new, and you can usually find places that will give you some sort of warranty on that engine. You might be surprised how much you can save.

Used and rebuilt with new parts

When you get an engine that has been rebuilt, you may be getting one of two things. Some are engines that have been used, and then sold back for whatever reason. Usually, these rebuilt engines have been torn apart and anything on that engine that was problematic or worn has been replaced with brand new parts. They are then tested to be sure they are working up to par, and that there are no other problems. Because so much of it is new, you can usually get a warranty, though it might not be as extensive as what you would get on a new engine.

Failed testing and parts replaced

Other rebuilt engines have never left the factory. These are ones that have failed testing, and some of the parts had to be replaced. Most companies will not -or can not- sell such an engine and call it new. However, for the most part, that is exactly what it is. One part may have failed, and that was then replaced with one that works. This type of rebuilt engine is actually just as new and reliable as the ones you buy otherwise, but you get it at a discount because there was something wrong in testing.

Saving money

Though the most common type of rebuilt engines are the used ones that people get for cars, you can get them for almost anything you own that requires an engine. You can find them for lawnmowers and even chainsaws. Anything that has an engine, gas or electric, has a chance to be rebuilt and resold. It’s a great way to save money while getting a really great motor. You may have to search around for someone in your area that deals with rebuilt engines. If you can’t find anyone locally, you might have some luck with looking online. You might have to pay for shipping, but you are still going to save some money, at least on smaller engines.
Published: 2007-10-02
Author: Isabelle Chartrand

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