3 Options When Your Car Needs A New Engine

If the engine in your car has major problems, you can choose from several different options for repairing it. The engine in your car is one of the most important parts, but engine work can be expensive. If your car is relatively new but needs a complete engine overhaul, here are three options you can choose from.

Rebuild the Engine

Engines can wear out over time, especially if they are not properly maintained. Two common parts that wear out with engines are the bearings and the piston rings. Failing to perform routine oil changes can cause problems with either of these parts, and eventually an engine can fail if these parts wear out enough.

When this happens, an auto mechanic could remove the engine from your car and rebuild it, which normally includes:

  • Cleaning all parts
  • Replacing piston rings and bearings
  • Repairing any parts that are not functioning properly

During an engine rebuild, most parts of the engine are reused. Your mechanic may give you a warranty on the engine for a certain amount of time, but you are likely to experience the same problems if you continue to fail to maintain the vehicle.

Replace it With a Rebuilt Engine

A similar option you have is to purchase a rebuilt engine for the car. With this option, you will also receive a used engine, but the benefit is that you could get your car back sooner. The mechanic would simply remove your car's engine and immediately put a different one in it. There is no time lost waiting for the mechanic to rebuild your car's original engine.

Having your engine rebuilt or purchasing a rebuilt engine will cost between $1,200 to $2,000 on average, but it depends on the type of engine and the work the engine needs.

Purchase a New Engine

The third option you have is to purchase a brand new engine from the factory. Of course, this would be the most expensive choice you have, but it would probably be guaranteed for a longer period of time. The price of a new engine will depend on the type of car you have and the type of engine the car has.

These are the three options you have if you want to keep the car and continue using it. To learn more about these options or to get a quote, contact an auto mechanic, like those at Leading Edge Automotive, in your area.