The engine is unarguably the most important part of the vehicle. Without an engine, a vehicle is simply an immobile container and does not have much value.

As a result, many vehicle owners are very concerned with the health of their vehicle engines and do their best to keep it in top shape. In spite of the care that vehicle owners give to their engines, there are times when engines do not function very well. This might be as a result of an accident, misuse, age or might not even have any explainable reason.

When this happens, most vehicle owners try everything they can to make their engines work again. While it is reasonable to try and fix a bad engine, the question is how far you are willing to go with repairs. When this is done without any progress, then it just might be time to get a new car.



As a vehicle owner, one of the worst news that you can hear from your mechanic is that your car is not worth the investment of fixing it. While this might sound like a reasonable idea, there are certain things to consider.

First, consider a financial obligation associated with purchasing a new car or truck. If you are looking to purchase another used vehicle, there is always a chance you may have various mechanical issues with it as well.

Second, if you are looking to purchase a new or more expensive vehicle, there are certain expenses like insurance, maintenance that may increase your overall costs.

Third, if you want a piece of mind while buying a used car or truck you may want to consider an extended warranty, which is another cost. Well, if you have been told by your mechanic that your car is not worth to invest any more money in, there is a solution. Car Part Planet can help!

There are many reasons why replacing engine instead of buying a new car or truck is a move in the right direction. This article explains the benefits of replacing your engine vs getting a new car or truck.

Engine Replacement is a Viable Alternative to Buying a New Car

Replacing an engine with a quality used engine is a great alternative. Here are just a few benefits:

  • Cost of the actual part is a fraction of the new engine price.
  • Installation cost is minimized since the used engine arrives the way it was pulled out of donor vehicle.
  • You will have all the attachments and accessories from your old engine as extra parts.
  • Our used engines come with a 3 year or 5 year warranty that will give you a piece of mind.

Replacements can Save Money and Extend Vehicle Life

Buying a used engine can extend your vehicle’s life by many years if cared for and maintained properly. Remember, unless you are buying a brand new car with a full manufacturer’s warranty, there is always a chance that something mechanically can happen. Therefore, buying a quality used engine with a warranty provided is the way to go. Just because an engine went bad does not mean you need to invest in a new car or truck. If the car is still in good condition otherwise, you can avoid unnecessary spending and keep your car or truck in top condition.

Remanufactured Engines vs Rebuilt Engines

Replacement engines come in three different types. Used, Rebuilt and Remanufactured. While there are many criteria in determining the quality of an engine, the major criteria are the way in which it is manufactured. There are two methods of restoring a replacement engine. Remanufacturing or Rebuilding.

Rebuilt Engines:

When an engine is rebuilt, usually they are visually inspected and certain parts are replaced. Most of the time the parts are damaged valves and pistons. While this definitely gives you a working engine, it does not give a new engine. Also, rebuilt engines normally carry only up to a 1 year warranty.

Remanufactured Engines:

  • Remanufactured engines are designed to be as good as new while offered at a substantially reduced price. Remanufactured Engines are reverse engineered to correct any original factory defects. Each engine is disassembled and all worn parts are replaced with new OEM parts. Engines are DYNO-tested, Compression tested and inspected. Usually, these engines have all their internal parts brought back to OEM standards as well as all worn out parts are replaced with the new ones. Remanufactured engines are also improved addressing all the original manufacturer’s flaws.
  • Remanufactured engines are stronger than an original engine and come with 3 year or 5 year warranty. Normally, remanufactured engines come as a long block or complete drop in.

How to Buy a Good Replacement Engine?

When choosing a replacement engine, you will have to buy an engine that is compatible with your vehicle. Let Car Part Planet do your homework for you, and make sure you know and buy exactly what you need. There are many requirements that need to be checked to ensure proper compatibility for your car or truck. The list below is necessary to provide proper engine compatibility.

  • VIN number will show us what vehicle and engine specifications that you currently own.
  • Engine size for specific VIN
  • Fuel type
  • Emissions
  • Drive Type (RWD, AWD, FWD.)

This process could be confusing at times, but we are here to help you in making the best decision based on your financial needs. We will make your shopping experience effortless while providing you with top notch customer service and the utmost quality parts.

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