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Why should you see a professional before buying a second hand engine?

Buying a second-hand engine for your car is a great idea. Aside from being cheaper, a used engine often gives you the advantage of a lower mileage. Lower mileage helps to keep ownership costs down by ensuring a longer life to most of your car components. However, you must always consult a professional before attempting to buy second hand parts, especially if you are not an expert in this field.

Finding the right used engine can be very difficult. Here are a few reasons why you should always consult with a professional before buying a second-hand engine for your car:

  1. To you, an old engine might seem to run well, but once you begin to use it on a daily basis, one day you might find it suddenly shuts down. A professional will help you to determine the kind of engine that is compatible with your car, or the car that you want to build. Used engines can save you money but if you make a mistake with the engine you choose based on its looks and condition then it could be a costly mistake.
  2. A professional will help to carry out an initial inspection of the engine, paying attention to how it is stored, the condition of fluids from the engine and its general appearance, whether it has flood damage or internal damage etc.
  3. Before buying a used car engine or part, you must ask questions to the seller that will help you make a better decision. A professional will help you ask the right and appropriate questions.
  4. A professional will give you an estimate of the installation costs.

Looking for new or used engines in Brisbane? Get in touch with Underwood Wrecking. All our parts come with a full exchange warranty.