Engine Knocking or Pinging, Excessive Smoke, and the usual Loss of Power and Performance are some things that you should watch out for when considering if your engine needs replacing. Ultimately, it's essential to make an informed decision and weigh the costs and benefits of engine replacement versus purchasing a new vehicle. Whether you should or shouldn’t replace your engine depends on the severity of the issues, the age and value of your vehicle, and your budget. If you're uncertain about the condition of your engine or the extent of the damage, bring your vehicle in to our shop, and one of our qualified and certified mechanics will provide you with an extensive inspections.
It takes a considerable amount of time to replace a car engine, it can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle, the level of expertise of the mechanic, and/or whether any complications or additional repairs are needed to finish the repairs. On average, a straightforward engine replacement can take anywhere from a few days to a week or more. Sometimes, unexpected issues or complications may come up during the engine replacement process, such as seized bolts or hidden damage, which can extend the timeline. For our shop we typically can have a straightforward replacement complete in about 20 hours of labor.
Are you considering a used/rebuilt engine replacement of a fully new engine? New engines are typically more expensive than rebuilt or used ones. The rough estimate cost to replace a car engine can range from $2,500 to $5,000 or more for a basic engine replacement. This price can vary due to the market labor rates in your current area, the additional parts that the replacement will require, the make and model of the vehicle, and because repair shops in urban or high-cost-of-living areas may charge more for labor so its vitally important that you research the location of the shop that is doing the repairs.