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Replacing an engine with a new one, a remanufactured one, or a rebuilt one can add years to a vehicle's life and save thousands of dollars over what it might cost to buy another vehicle. An engine rebuild is obviously a major engine repair that requires a sizable investment in a vehicle. For some older vehicles, the cost of an engine rebuild may be more than the vehicle is worth. Yet many owners will replace it anyway because they want to keep their current vehicle, or they may owe too much on it to trade it in. 

A vehicle that has had regular service, such as oil and filter changes, changing the spark plugs, timing belt and coolant at specified intervals, etc., should last 100,000 to 150,000 miles or more. But sometimes an engine may just wear out prematurely. When this happens, a painful choice has to be made: spend whatever it takes for an engine repair or a complete engine rebuild, or get rid of the vehicle and buy another. Either way, it is going to require a sizable financial investment.

Replacing the engine on a vehicle that is more than 12 to 14 years old is usually not worth the cost unless the vehicle is a classic, an antique or has special value. A replacement or engine rebuild makes the most economic sense on vehicles that are four to 12 years old, and are still in good condition.

Replace or Rebuild?

The first step in replacing an engine is to confirm that the old one is beyond fixing. Many internal problems can be repaired without having to completely overhaul the engine--provided the rest of it is still in relatively good condition.

Replacement options include a used engine from a salvage yard (typically the least expensive), a remanufactured one or a new "crate" engine from the original equipment manufacturer. Good used engines for many vehicles are hard to find, and the salvage yard warranty rarely covers installation labor. Probably the safest option is to replace the old engine with a new or remanufactured one that is backed by a performance warranty as well as an installation labor warranty.

Whatever you choose, an engine rebuild or engine repair, contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive by calling (763) 389-3811 or go online at https://www.rumriverauto.com/ for more information. Since 1997, our auto repair shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

What is the difference Engine Rebuild vs. Repair? An engine rebuild is obviously a major engine repair that requires a sizable investment in your vehicle.

Replacing an engine with a new one, a remanufactured one, or a rebuilt one can add years to a vehicle's life and save thousands of dollars over what it might cost to buy another vehicle. An engine rebuild is obviously a major engine repair that requires a sizable investment in a vehicle. For some older vehicles, the cost of an engine rebuild may be more than the vehicle is worth. Yet many owners will replace it anyway because they want to keep their current vehicle, or they may owe too much on it to trade it in. 

A vehicle that has had regular service, such as oil and filter changes, changing the spark plugs, timing belt and coolant at specified intervals, etc., should last 100,000 to 150,000 miles or more. But sometimes an engine may just wear out prematurely. When this happens, a painful choice has to be made: spend whatever it takes for an engine repair or a complete engine rebuild, or get rid of the vehicle and buy another. Either way, it is going to require a sizable financial investment.

Replacing the engine on a vehicle that is more than 12 to 14 years old is usually not worth the cost unless the vehicle is a classic, an antique or has special value. A replacement or engine rebuild makes the most economic sense on vehicles that are four to 12 years old, and are still in good condition.

Replace or Rebuild?

The first step in replacing an engine is to confirm that the old one is beyond fixing. Many internal problems can be repaired without having to completely overhaul the engine--provided the rest of it is still in relatively good condition.

Replacement options include a used engine from a salvage yard (typically the least expensive), a remanufactured one or a new "crate" engine from the original equipment manufacturer. Good used engines for many vehicles are hard to find, and the salvage yard warranty rarely covers installation labor. Probably the safest option is to replace the old engine with a new or remanufactured one that is backed by a performance warranty as well as an installation labor warranty.

Whatever you choose, an engine rebuild or engine repair, contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive by calling (763) 389-3811 or go online at https://www.rumriverauto.com/ for more information. Since 1997, our auto repair shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Tom Quast
Rum River AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Princeton, MN

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101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371763-389-3811info@rumriverauto.com
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Tue:8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:30pm
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