Do You Know the Signs of Serious Engine Trouble?
26 Apr, 2012, 11:00 ET
See a Professional and Consider Economic Benefits of a Rebuilt Engine
BETHESDA, Md., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engine trouble symptoms can mean major problems with your car. If you see, hear, feel or smell anything that is out of the ordinary, the Engine Rebuilders Council (ERC) recommends taking your vehicle to a reputable automotive repair shop or engine installation center for diagnosis to avoid the inconvenience and unexpected cost of a breakdown.
Symptoms of major engine trouble include:
- excessive smoke from exhaust - particularly dark smoke indicates oil leaking into the combustion chamber
- oil on driveway indicates a leak which will cause the oil level to drop
- excessive oil consumption
- unusual noise from the engine such as knocking or tapping
- illuminated engine indicator lights: oil, water or engine
"If your car or truck is diagnosed with major engine damage, but the rest of your vehicle is in relatively good shape, talk with your technician about your options, including repowering with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine," said Ken Carter, chairman of the Engine Rebuilders Council. "The best choice may be to update your car with a rebuilt/remanufactured engine rather than replacing the vehicle itself. Once you consider all the 'hidden' costs of a new vehicle, the economic benefits become very clear."
For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, a vehicle's engine can be repowered with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine, gaining years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates. With repowering, a vehicle's engine or an identical one from another like-vehicle is completely disassembled, cleaned, machined and remanufactured/rebuilt. Unlike used or junk yard engines with an unknown performance and maintenance history, remanufactured/rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs.
To learn more about the benefits of a remanufactured/rebuilt engine option, view the Engine Rebuilders Council's cost comparison chart. To access the cost comparison chart, go to www.enginerebuilder.org and click on Cost Comparisons. The chart provides examples of the cost difference between choosing a remanufactured/rebuilt engine for your existing vehicle versus purchasing a new vehicle.
About the Engine Rebuilders Council:
The Engine Rebuilders Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers about the economic, environmental and performance benefits of remanufactured/rebuilt engines. The Engine Rebuilders Council supports the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign. For more information about the Engine Rebuilders Council and where to find qualified rebuilt engines and engine installers, visit www.enginerebuilder.org.
SOURCE Engine Rebuilders Council
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