Like we said, we are professionals to find quality used engines. We’ve a huge selection of engine suppliers inside our networks and we have an excellent program for quality control and accountability. In the time it takes a Driveline Motor mechanic to contact several of his buddies, we are able to get you rates on multiple engines from a large number of suppliers and producers. Once we get you an excellent engine at a great price, we can ship it straight to your mechanic’s garage by freight. It’s a win-win situation-you obtain a better price on a better engine and the mechanic doesn’t need to waste his time playing mobile phone tag with junkyards. But of program, you can give us a call directly and save a lot more money.
Either way, you’re likely to pay an enormous sum on a brand new car or throw away money upon the markup upon a utilized engine that comes from who knows where.
Alternately, your mechanic may provide to locate a used engine to set up your car. Again, there will be a big markup on the price of this part-and you may or might not have any say in where he gets the engine from and also less knowledge regarding the quality of the engine and the reputation of the auto recycler or junkyard that sourced the engine. Many mechanics possess relationships with one or two auto yards where they get their parts and the perform little comparison shopping on your behalf, which is usually understandable-they’d rather be in the garage than on the telephone all day.
The next option that your mechanic might recommend is an in-house engine. If indeed they offer a good price and are a devoted engine shop, this might be a good choice. But in our experience, we’ve discovered that only a handful of shops that perform engines genuinely have what it requires to do a quality job.
Generally, they’ll source it to another repair shop. So when that happens, you’ll be charged a significant markup, not to mention the hassle of having to undergo two parties to get status updates and estimates on your repair.