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REPLACE With New Car


Does it make economic sense to buy a New Car?

The average new car costs around $20,000. In addition to your trade in, you'll have to make monthly payments for 3 to 5 years
 (and, of course, a new car loses about 25% of its value the minute you drive it out of the showroom).

Sure, you'll have a shiny new car.

You get a new-car warranty.

Finance charges are expensive.
At 8%, you get socked for $2,300 over 3 years.

Insurance costs will probably go up.

You could lease a new car, but you won't build up equity. With a $300/36 month lease, you'll have nothing to show for your money after 3 years except $10,000 worth of receipts.

Excess mileage is costly.

Sales tax on a new or leased car will hit you for $1,000 to $5,000 or more
(depending on where you live).

You may gain new options like a CD player or sunroof.

is it smarter to install a Remanufactued Engine?

You can have a remanufactured engine installed for between $1,800 and $2,500 (most cars).

You save about $18,000 compared with buying a new car.

Your car will increase in value and gain a zippy new lease on life.

Your engine should perform "like new" for tens of thousands of miles.

Financing usually can be arranged with low monthly payments.
 With all the money you save you can continue to save for a new car.

No increase in insurance.

Drive as many miles as you like!

Sales tax should be around $120

You can add whatever accessories you need for far less than car dealers charge.

With its new engine, your car will be worth more as a future trade-in or to sell or pass on to family or friends.

You'll be doing your part for the environment by having a recycled engine in your recycled and renewed car.

Exploring the choices and considering the pros and cons of trading in your vehicle, having a new engine installed, overhauling the old engine
installing a remanufactured engine.

Trading in the vehicle for a new one is like "throwing the baby out with the bath water".
The costly option of a new engine?
 How about overhauling the old one? 
Also expensive, possibly costing about the same as installing a remanufactured engine.

 However, the remanufactured engine would carry a strong factory warranty.
The remanufactured engine would not only be as good as the original,
in several respects it would be better. 

When considering engine replacement, you may have heard the terms "rebuilt" and "remanufactured" and thought the terms referred to the same process. 

There are major differences in engines that are rebuilt or remanufactured.
Typically, a rebuilt engine will have a much shorter life  than a remanufactured unit
 because the process is much less precise and therefore, less predictable.

Rebuilding is done in local shops and depends upon the judgment and skill of the individual mechanic. Parts believed to be serviceable are cleaned and reused; only worn or broken parts are actually replaced. If reused components subsequently fail or break, diagnosis and repair can be very costly.

Remanufacturing is a very exacting factory process where engine and component parts are completely disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, carefully inspected, and conditioned and machined to OEM tolerance specifications. The finished engine is tested using state-of-the-art computerized equipment.
Remanufacturing is similar to building a new engine; simple replacement of parts, or rebuilding, will not result in the same high quality product that is produced by the remanufacturing process.

How is it done? 
The remanufacturing process begins with a sound, undamaged engine "core" that is dismantled to the smallest component and then carefully cleaned, conditioned, and machined to OEM tolerance specifications. Each reusable part is machined to original manufacturer tolerances. Throughout the process, the parts are continuously inspected for hidden damage and removed from the process if tolerances are not maintained.

The cleaned and reconditioned or new parts are reassembled to what is known as the "long block" assembly. The long block is the heart of the engine and when installed, is connected to the other parts of the vehicle, such as the exhaust, fuel systems, and electrical systems.

Among the new parts in a quality remanufactured engine are piston and pins, piston rings, connecting rod bearings, main and camshaft bearings, pushrods, the timing gear and chain (where applicable), valve lifters, gasket and seals, freeze plugs, and oil pumps. Valves, springs and guides, along with crankshaft and connecting rods are either remanufactured or replaced. Cylinder heads are cleaned and resurfaced, cylinders are bored and valve seats are resurfaced. 

Once assembled, a remanufactured engine must also meet factory specifications during oil pressure, compression, and vacuum testing.

If your vehicle is in good shape but your engine isn't, replacing your engine with a remanufactured one is probably the only way you will have "new car" performance.

We recommend remanufactured engines because they insure greater customer satisfaction than rebuilding the old one. Not only is a quality remanufactured engine restored to original specifications, due to improvements added by the manufacturer the end product can be better than a new engine of the same type.

If your present vehicle is in good shape except for an ailing engine, replacing your engine is probably your best bet. It doesn't matter how old or worn-out your engine is. You can exchange a poorly running oil-gulping engine for a carefully remanufactured engine that will deliver "new car" performance.

Many vehicle owners don't realize that a renewed engine is assembled to perform as well or even better than the original engine.

You'll be helping the environment.

By purchasing a "recycled engine," you'll be saving precious resources and energy, while greatly extending the service life of your car and its   parts.

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