Introduction to Engine Reconditioning
Engines are a consumable item and regardless of how you treat them eventually they will wear out or suffer from a premature failure. Does this then mean the whole motor vehicle is a consumable item? Surely not! What are your alternatives? Buying a new or second hand motor vehicle? Replacing the engine with a second hand, reconditioned or a newly re-manufactured HM GEM Engine?
When we talk of a consumable product typically we think of top end consumer items, like electrical appliances, computers, mobile phones, VHS, and now DVD players which often are out dated soon after they are purchased. Does a motor vehicle then also fall into the same category, or are they too expensive to replace, too integral to our daily lives?
Let's explore some of the options available should you find yourself in a situation where your engine has run it last race.
The first thought in all car owners' minds is what will this cost!
When buying a new car, what will you need to spend to ensure you have a vehicle that meets all your needs? Depending on the size and type of vehicle this could end up an extremely expensive exercise and consideration should be given to the current trade-in value of your broken down vehicle, finance costs, weeks lost looking for a suitable vehicle, all this when the car you have has already proven itself to do the job you originally bought it for!.
Alternatively you could look to buy yourself an affordable used car! Again what will you need to spend to ensure that you have in fact upgraded and will experience years of trouble free motoring. Will settling to fill the void left by your current car be the right decision and will it continue to be affordable or will you find yourself in a similar situation in months to come as a result of buying someone else's old problem.
You could also look to repair the vehicle, again exploring all the costs and alternative repair methods are essential as the wrong decision could again prove it's self costly further down the track.
A number of options are available and replacing the engine in years gone by with a second hand engine was common place. This was driven by what was known as the low kilometre used engine, usually imported from overseas or removed from locally wrecked vehicles. Unfortunately these engines left a bad taste in many mouths, did any one ever buy an engine with a speedometer and log book attached to substantiate its credentials? Or did they buy what they already had, a worn out second hand engine.
You could also choose from a number of other options available namely rebuilt, reconditioned and or remanufactured engines how are they different you ask? Rebuilt, reconditioned and remanufactured are terms commonly used by engine repairers yet the end product is vastly different. In all cases the engines is dismantled and inspected but this is where the similarities end, rebuilt engines often only have the failed components replaced where as a remanufactured or completely reconditioned engine has the works, follow HM GEM's remanufacturing process in the drop downs beside this introduction to fully understand how our product differs from our competitors. Compare HM GEM's labour, machining and parts content to that of our competitors. Also compare our factory backed warranty to that of our competitors, that's right "Factory Backed" no insurances companies involved and definitely no hoops to jump through. Compare the cost of a HM GEM Engine against our competitors, be sure to compare apples with apples. And finally compare the cost of repairing your vehicle against some of the other options previously mention and we trust you will make an informed decision.