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Used vs. Remanufactured

Often drivers who have relatively old cars break down may be left with a choice between a used engine or a remanufactured engine and want to figure out which choice offers the better value in the short and long term. The answer is that it depends, but that remanufactured engines are usually going to be the better deal in the long run.

While used engines are cheaper up front, there are also greater risks in terms of the quality of the motor and that can lead to bad surprises. Remanufactured engines on the other hand are tested to certain specifications and may include warranties from the remanufacturer. As a result, they are more reliable in general than used engines.

Used engines are simply pulled out of a car that is no longer running and tested to make sure that they are working, then placed into a new vehicle. Depending on the reliability, depth and accuracy of the testing, used engines can be a big gamble.

Still, there are situations in which each option clearly makes more sense than the alternative.

Junkyard engine? Why risk it?

Junkyard engines are one solution to re-powering your vehicle; however, with a pullout or scrapped engine, there is usually no warranty and no history available as to how the engine was previously used.

While this option may save you a few dollars in the short term, do you really want to risk having to go through another engine swap and the downtime that goes with it?

With an Eagle Engine Sales Inc remanufactured engine, you get a product that is remanufactured to exacting specifications and subject to numerous quality checks - and backed by one of the industry's leading warranties.