Is It Time To Replace Your Engine?

At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we know replacing an entire engine can be a tough call to make - that’s why we’re here to help you make an expert decision on the matter.


You may think an engine only needs to be replaced after it’s really kicked the bucket, once and for all. When something knocks a hole in the side of the engine, or the inside of your motor self-destructs, you’re obviously left with little choice in the matter. However, even an engine that “runs good” might be better off being replaced.

There are a lot of scenarios where an engine will run fine, but isn’t worth repairing. If you’re burning a lot of oil, you hear loud tapping or knocking coming from the engine bay, your car has high mileage and has developed an issue, or any other number of scenarios, there’s a good chance you’ll be better off just replacing the engine altogether.

There is essentially one, very compelling reason to pull an old engine out and stick another one in; cost. First, there’s a good chance that any major repair will cost as much or more than just putting a different engine in your vehicle - many jobs are extremely labor intensive, and hours can add up fast when certain jobs are performed. Meanwhile, pulling an engine and installing another one isn’t as time consuming as you might think...it takes much less time to replace one than to rebuild one, since you skip all the work in between.

Secondly, you want to consider your investment. You don’t want to spend a thousand dollars or more on a time consuming job that’s going to have your car out of commission for a week or longer, only to have a different issue spring up in the near future. It might be wise just to cross all the potential problems off the list at once, and spring for a replacement engine. That way, you’ll rest easy knowing your car will keep running strong for years to come.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. Our expert technicians have the knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to get the job done right, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive. For the best auto service shop in Kettering, OH, call or stop by Gateway Auto Clinic today.



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Thank you for visiting Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.

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