There are several reasons why you may want to rebuild your vehicle's engine. You may have to have an engine rebuild on your vehicle because it is running improperly. Perhaps your engine seized up entirely. Maybe you bought a used car at a really good price, and all it needs is a rebuilt engine to get it back on the road and moving you dependably from point A to point B.
In an older vehicle, rebuilding the engine can breathe new life into your driving experience. If your vehicle is physically sound, perhaps an engine rebuild is all it needs to give you another 5, 10 or more years of dependable transportation. If your vehicle has already been diagnosed as needing a new engine, or a rebuild, you are probably wondering exactly what is involved.
How Much Does an Engine Rebuild Cost?
If you have an older air-cooled engine you won't usually spend as much money on a rebuild as if you own a new vehicle. Depending on what needs to be done, you could be looking at a $800 to $1,200 job with an older car or truck.
Not all rebuilds are the same, however. Depending on how extensive your needs are, the parts which need to be upgraded and replaced, the types of materials used, and several other factors, you could be looking at a $1,000 or $2,000 engine rebuild (or more).
In almost every case, rebuilding your current engine is going to cost a lot less money than purchasing an entirely new one. The only way to know if it is smart for you to have your engine rebuilt is to bring it in and let us have a look. We have years of experience in the Sherman, Texas area in all aspects of automobile repair.
This includes rebuilding engines.
If your car is not running right, bring it in for a checkup. We can give your vehicle a bumper-to-bumper examination, run a diagnostic checkup, and let you know exactly whether you could benefit from an engine rebuild or not.
Signs Your Engine Needs to Be Rebuilt
Your engine is "knocking" – If you hear a knocking sound coming from your engine, to put it quite simply, that's bad.
Too much smoke from your exhaust – More than the usual amount of smoke from your exhaust could be a sign that your engine needs to be rebuilt.
You burn through oil rapidly – For a general rule of thumb, if you use 1 quart of oil for every 1,000 miles you drive, you could have a problem with your engine.
Burning more fuel than usual – This is not always a sign that an engine rebuild is in your future. However, an improperly working engine uses a lot more gas to run normally than a healthy engine.
There are plenty of other signs that let you know you need to consider an engine rebuild. We would be happy to discuss the issues you are having with your vehicle, and let you know exactly what course of action and what specific type of repair is best for you.