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Letters to the Editor: Rebuilding vehicle’s engine saves money

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:01 am

Math can sometimes be tricky, but when it comes to figuring out the cost benefits of rebuilding your car’s engine, the answer is very simple. If your car or truck is diagnosed with major engine damage, installing a remanufactured or rebuilt engine will extend current vehicle life at a significantly lower cost than buying a new car or truck, adding up to big savings.

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. The Engine Rebuilders Council developed a cost comparison chart illustrating the cost difference between purchasing a new vehicle and repowering an existing vehicle with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine.

To learn more about why installing a remanufactured or rebuilt engine is the sensible economic alternative, visit www.enginerebuilder.org.

Rick Simko, chairman, Engine Rebuilders Council
Bethesda, Md.