Like we said, we are specialists to find Driveline Motor quality used engines. We have hundreds of engine suppliers inside our networks and we have 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 quotes on multiple engines from a large number of suppliers and producers. Once we get you a great engine at a great price, we can ship it right to your mechanic’s garage by freight. It’s a win-win situation-you get a much better price on a better engine and the mechanic doesn’t have to waste his time playing mobile phone tag with junkyards. But of course, you can call us directly and save even more money.
Either way, you’re likely to pay a huge sum on a whole new car or throw away money on the markup on a used engine that originates from who knows where.
Alternately, your mechanic may provide to locate a used engine to set up your car. Again, there will be a large markup on the price tag on this part-and you may 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 relationships with one or two car 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 they provide a good price and are a devoted engine shop, this might be a good choice. But in our experience, we’ve found that only a handful of shops that do engines genuinely have what it requires to accomplish a quality job.
Generally, they’ll source it to some other repair shop. So when that occurs, you’ll be billed a significant markup, not to mention the hassle of having to go through two parties to get status improvements and estimates on your own repair.