Like we said, we are professionals in finding quality used engines. We have a huge selection of engine suppliers inside our networks and we have an excellent system for quality control and accountability. In enough time it requires a Driveline Motor mechanic to contact several of his buddies, we are able to get you rates on multiple engines from dozens of suppliers and manufacturers. After we get you an excellent engine at an excellent price, we can ship it right to your mechanic’s garage by freight. It’s a win-win situation-you get a better price on a much better engine and the mechanic doesn’t need to waste his period playing mobile phone tag with junkyards. But of course, you can give us a call directly and save a lot more money.
Either way, you’re going to pay an enormous sum on a whole new car or dispose of money upon the markup upon a used engine that originates from who knows where.
Alternately, your mechanic may offer to discover a used engine to set up your car. Again, there will be a large markup on the price of this part-and you may or might not have any say in where he gets the engine from and even less knowledge about 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 can be understandable-they’d rather maintain the garage than on the phone all day.
The next option that your mechanic might recommend can be an in-house engine. If they offer a good price and so are a dedicated engine shop, this could be a good option. But in our experience, we’ve found that only a handful of shops that perform engines really have what it requires to do a quality job.
Generally, they’ll source it to another repair shop. And when that occurs, you’ll be billed a significant markup, not forgetting the hassle of having to go through two parties in order to get status updates and estimates on your repair.