Like we said, we are specialists to find quality used engines. We have hundreds of engine suppliers in our networks and we have an excellent program for quality control and accountability. In the time it requires a mechanic to call up two or three of his buddies, we are able to get you estimates on multiple engines from dozens of suppliers and producers. Once we get you a great engine at a great price, we are able to ship it straight to your mechanic’s garage by Driveline Motor freight. It’s a win-win situation-you obtain a better price on a better engine and the mechanic doesn’t need to waste his time playing mobile phone tag with junkyards. But of program, you can call us directly and save a lot more money.
Either way, you’re going to pay a huge sum on a whole new car or throw away money upon the markup upon a used engine that comes from who knows where.
Alternately, your mechanic may provide to discover a used engine to set up your car. Again, you will see a huge markup on the price tag on this part-and you might or may not have any say in where he gets the engine from and also less knowledge regarding the quality of the engine and the trustworthiness of the car recycler or junkyard that sourced the engine. Many mechanics have relationships with a couple of car yards where they get their parts and the perform little comparison shopping on your behalf, which is usually understandable-they’d rather be in the garage than on the telephone all day.
Another option that your mechanic might recommend can be an in-house engine. If they offer a good price and so are a devoted engine shop, this could be a good option. But in our experience, we’ve found that only a handful of shops that do engines really have what it requires to accomplish a quality job.
In most cases, they’ll source it to another repair shop. So when that occurs, you’ll be charged a significant markup, not forgetting the hassle of experiencing to go through two parties in order to get status updates and estimates on your repair.