MC Nab’s Guide to Buying Second-Hand Engines

The engine is perhaps the most important part
of a car. After all, a car without one is basically a large tin can that cannot go anywhere and that
is why many car owners ensure that they take good care of this important piece of equipment by having it checked regularly and by not abusing its capacity.
However, there may be times when an engine stops functioning – whether it is due to an acci- dent or a malfunction – that is not covered by the warranty. In these cases, the owner may opt to buy a new car or replace the entire engine. The purchase of a new one can be expensive but not as expensive as buying a new vehicle (depending on the circumstances of course). A better option would be to buy a used motor.

The paragraphs below aim to educate
buyers with regards to the purchase of a used engine. Firstly, we will outline the advantages however, before purchasing anything, buyers should familiarize themselves with all the ma- jor parts that go into the make-up of the motor as well as the different models that are avail- able. Buying used does not have to be difficult but by reading this, it will definitely make the experience much easier.

ADVANTAGES OF A BUYING A USED ENGINE
Buying used may be the best decision a car owner makes. This is because used has some distinct advantages over buying new. These are saving money, helping the environment and enhancing reliability.

SAVING MONEY
The first and most obvious advantage would have to be the money that can be saved. A new motor can be quite expensive whilst a used one has already depreciated in value and therefore costs less. For those who may be looking for a good engine at an affordable price, a used one is definitely the way to go.

HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
Buying used prevents still functional engines from ending up in a landfill. The decision to buy a used engine also creates a bigger impact, especially when repairing a car. Many people may think that replacing an engine costs too much and decide buying a car would be a better choice. By choosing to repair a car and replace its engine rather than sending it to the scrap yard, car owners are preventing a large amount of junk from entering the waste stream.

RELIABILITY
Buying used prevents still functional engines from landing up in our already quite full landfills. The decision to buy a used motor also creates a bigger impact, especially when repairing a car. Many people think that replacing an engine is prohibitive cost-wise and then make the decision to buy a new car instead. However, by choosing to repair a car and replace its engine you are preventing a large amount of junk from entering the waste stream.

PARTS OF AN ENGINE
Believe it or not, used engines may actually be more reliable than newer ones. The reasoning behind this is because they have already been tried and tested and a study by Consumer Reports actually shows that used engines are quite dependable and resist rust.