Engine Replacement

If your vehicle needs an engine replacement, or you suspect it might, you may be wondering what your options are. This is definitely one of those jobs where you’ll want to call around and get a second (or even third) opinion!

An engine rebuild or replacement is a complicated procedure. It requires a particular skillset and equipment set. Fortunately, there are many great mechanics in Mesa, AZ!

How Much Does an Engine Replacement Cost?

The answer to this question varies depending upon a few key factors: the year/make/model of the vehicle (which effects the labor involved) the specific engine in it, and whether you replace with a used, rebuilt or new engine.

Is it worth it?

Well, that’s a tough question. An rebuild or replacement certainly isn’t the right solution for everyone. Each person’s answer is going to be a little different. But, food for thought:

Take a look at your vehicle’s market value. If the vehicle’s resell value is significantly higher than the engine replacement cost, then we would recommend going ahead with the replacement job. But if it’s not that much more valuable, you might be better off selling the car as-is. Even if it means selling it at a lower price.

For example, if the engine for your vehicle costs $4,000 and your vehicle can be sold for $10,000+ in good, running condition, then we would recommend that you go ahead with the replacement job. However, if your car is only worth $5,000 on the secondhand market, and the engine is close to that value, then maybe it’s best to sell it as-is. Afterward, use the money to buy a newer car instead. As mentioned, you will need to sell it at a lower price, but this will at least put cash on your hands, rather than having to put out cash for an engine replacement.

Whatever your situation, hopefully this article will help you make an informed decision!

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