Winter Weather Tough On Vehicle Engines

The dark days of winter can have a destructive impact on a vehicle’s engine. Sub-zero temperatures, hard starts and improper fluid levels or usage can shorten the life of a vehicle by damaging its engine. Not to worry, says the Engine Rebuilders Council, as repowering can give a vehicle new life.

“Harsh winter weather can be tough on a vehicle, but a damaged engine doesn’t have to be the end of the car you love,” said Ken Carter, chairman of the Engine Rebuilders Council. “Many vehicle owners may think their only option is to purchase a new vehicle when they experience severe engine trouble, but repowering is an economically and environmentally sound alternative that extends vehicle life and saves the cost of a new car.”

Engine repowering makes economic sense. For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, a vehicle’s engine can be repowered with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine, gaining years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates.

With repowering, a vehicle’s engine or an identical one from another like-vehicle is completely disassembled, cleaned, machined and remanufactured/rebuilt. Unlike used or junk yard engines with an unknown performance and maintenance history, remanufactured/rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs.

In addition to its financial benefits, remanufactured/rebuilt engines save the tremendous amount of energy used in processing discarded engines and vehicles. Repowering also saves an incredible amount of raw materials that would have been used in building a new engine.