Does my vehicle need an engine repair?
Signs your vehicle could be experiencing engine trouble and may need an engine repair:
- Do you hear any knocking or tapping noises?
- Do you have low oil pressure or lots of smoke coming from your tailpipe?
- Is your oil mixing in with the radiator or you air cleaner?
Engine Repair Options
Should I replace my engine or buy a new car?
Typically, this is the most frequent question we get when deciding to replace your engine. A well informed customer can make a smart and well informed decision. A major deciding factor is to know what kind of shape the rest of the car is in. If your car is in good shape then yes, it is definitely more cost effective in the long run.
To replace/repair/rebuild your engine can make good economic sense to you as the consumer in the long run. The difference can be thousands of dollars in deciding to rebuild or to replace your vehicle’s engine or to buy a new vehicle.
Some causes of these symptoms could result from overheating, lubricating issues or poor maintenance. For example, not keeping your oil changed on a regular basis can really cause havoc with your vehicle’s engine.
Remanufactured engines can sometimes be the way to go. Remanufactured engines are usually better than the original engine that was in the car. They tend to get better gas mileage then a worn out engine and tend to emit less pollution.
Remanufactured engines are also backed up by us here at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions with an excellent 3yr/100K mile warranty on most vehicles!