There are a handful of things that warrant an engine rebuild or new engine, and when any one of these things happens, drivers are left to ask themselves if their car is really worth the repair expense. If the vehicle holds special meaning, such as it was your first car or your dream car, then, yes, the repairs are worth the expense. Fairfax Auto Repair can rebuild or replace your vehicle’s engine if any of the following three things happens, which, honestly, we hope they never do.
You’ve Cracked the Engine Block
A cracked engine block equals a doomed vehicle. You cannot drive your automobile with a cracked engine block. In fact, your engine likely won’t run with a cracked block. The most common cause of a cracked engine block is heat – excessive heat. If the cooling system has failed and your automobile overheats yet you keep driving it, you might, eventually, crack the engine block. The block is made of metal, which has a temperature threshold, and rebuilding or replacing the engine is the only solution.
You’re Driving a High-Mileage Vehicle
Even if you take very good care of your automobile, it will, at some point, need serious engine work. Preventative maintenance extends the life of your automobile for years – years! – but as time goes on, major parts, such as the cylinder rings and gaskets will wear down and your automobile’s engine will begin to hemorrhage motor oil. When this happens, the only solution is to rebuild the engine with newer primary parts or replace the engine with a new one. Time has finally taken its toll.
Severe Collision Damage
Finally, we hope you are never in a severe automobile accident but if you are, it could damage your engine to the point of major repair. When automobiles are damaged this much, the insurance companies generally total the vehicles. If you cannot imagine totaling your dream car, you can buy it back from the insurance company and have it repaired. Depending on the engine damage, a rebuild could get your automobile into a drivable condition. If not, you’ll need to put a new engine in it.
If you live in Fairfax, VA, give Fairfax Auto Repair a call. We have vast experience in rebuilding or replacing engines. We will inspect your car, truck, or SUV and discuss the damage with you at great length. We’ll also give you a comprehensive estimate of what it will take to get your automobile running again. Call us today.