Rohnert Park Auto Repair

Should you Repair or Replace your Car Engine?

Repairing versus replacing a car engine can be a tough decision to make. If your vehicle is less than 10 years old and you really enjoy driving it, or you cannot swing purchasing another vehicle at this time, then it is likely best to repair or replace your engine. If you are indifferent about whether you want to keep your vehicle or not, take note of the current value of your vehicle while comparing it to the cost to fix it. See if the calculation makes sense to do the repairs.

Also consider that having a vehicle that does not need any repairs is worth a lot. Meaning if you repair or replace the engine in the car you currently own, then you will be up to date on its repairs. If you were to purchase another used vehicle, you might run into surprises with that vehicle, and in turn end up spending more money than you thought to get your new purchase repaired.

The decision process can be overwhelming. However, our service advisors are here to help you make this decision. If you can have it towed to the shop for an inspection, we can provide you with multiple options for both repair and replacement. As well as guidance along the way. Replacing the engine is often cheaper than repairing it. Both options are labor intensive but generally replacing the engine is the less costly solution. Upon inspecting your vehicle, our service advisors will provide recommendations such as a new crate engine, or remanufactured engine, or even a used engine. We will provide multiple options so that you can choose the best option for you. Most of the time your options come with a warranty.

Ultimately the answer of repairing or replacing your car engine lies in the inspection that our expert technicians will complete. It truly varies vehicle to vehicle, and customer to customer. Everyone is different, just as every vehicle is different. Give us a call today, we would be happy to answer your questions about engine repair. RPM Automotive is here to make the engine replacement process as convenient and stress free as possible.


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