Like we said, we are experts to find quality used engines. We’ve hundreds of Driveline Motor engine suppliers inside our networks and we’ve an excellent program for quality control and accountability. In enough time it requires a mechanic to contact two or three of his buddies, we are able to get you estimates on multiple engines from dozens of suppliers and producers. After we get you a great engine at a great price, we are able to ship it straight to your mechanic’s garage by freight. It’s a win-win situation-you get a much better price on a much better engine and the mechanic doesn’t need to waste his time playing mobile phone tag with junkyards. But of program, you can call us directly and save a lot more money.
Either way, you’re going to pay an enormous sum on a whole new car or dispose of money upon the markup upon a used engine that comes from who knows where.
Alternately, your mechanic may offer to locate a used engine to set up your car. Again, you will have a big markup on the price tag on this part-and you might or might not have any say in where he gets the engine from and even less knowledge regarding the quality of the engine and the reputation of the car recycler or junkyard that sourced the engine. Many mechanics have got relationships with a couple of auto yards where they get their parts and the do little comparison shopping in your stead, which is understandable-they’d rather be in the garage than on the phone all day.
Another option that your mechanic might recommend is an in-house engine. If they provide a good price and so are a devoted engine shop, this may be a good choice. But in our experience, we’ve discovered that only a small number of shops that perform engines genuinely have what it requires to accomplish a quality job.
In most cases, they’ll source it to some other repair shop. So when that occurs, you’ll be charged a significant markup, not to mention the hassle of having to undergo two parties in order to get status updates and estimates on your repair.