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Dec 02

Engine Repair Do You Know Your Options

Just like a physical check-up at your doctor’s office, it is important to keep up with regular engine service for your vehicle. If engine service is neglected, over time your vehicle will start to develop problems caused by normal mileage wear and tear, poor maintenance, lubrication problems; or excessive overheating, just to name a few. You may start to notice the typical symptoms–excessive smoke from the tailpipe; excessive oil consumption; knocking or tapping sounds; low oil pressure; low compression; water mixing in oil; oil getting into the air cleaner and/or radiator.

If your engine has “died,” it does not have to be the end of your vehicle. But what are your options? Smart motorists, like smart shoppers, make better decisions when they know all of the options. When a car or truck needs major engine repair, the first reaction of many consumers is to buy a new or used vehicle. Sometimes disposing of your current vehicle might make sense, but often it simply may not be necessary, or even the best decision. Once you consider the “hidden” costs of purchasing a new or used vehicle, the economic benefits become very clear.

What are the benefits of rebuilding or replacing the engine, rather than replacing your vehicle?

Choosing to repower your current engine with a remanufactured / rebuilt engine is your most reliable and cost effective choice over the long term. Rebuilt / remanufactured engines get better gas mileage than a worn engine, and emit fewer pollutants. Engine rebuilding also saves the tremendous amount of energy used in processing discarded car engines and vehicles as well as conserving energy and resources required to manufacture new engines.

Count the Cost!

As you may have assumed, there is a fairly significant range of possible prices for different types of car engines, depending on factors such as vehicle make/model, technician labor charges and the extent of other related automotive repair services that may be required to complete the rebuilt–remanufactured engine installation. The price range typically includes the retail price of custom rebuilt or factory remanufactured engines plus the labor to install the engines. The estimate should also include the replacement of the thermostat, water pump, and disposable automotive parts including spark plugs, ignition wires, belts, hoses, filters and gaskets.

Don’t Forget: You should contact multiple service providers and to obtain several estimates to determine your best engine installation value.

Looking for quality engine repair? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Price’s Precision auto shop today by calling (406) 248-2838, or go on-line to www.pricesprecisionauto.com for more information about our engine service. Our Tech-Net professional auto repair shop in Billings, MT, also serves vehicle owners in the areas of Shepherd and Laurel, MT

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