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What are typical symptoms of engine problems?

Excessive smoke from tailpipe; excessive oil consumption; knocking or tapping sounds; low oil pressure; low compression; water mixing in oil; oil getting into the air cleaner and/or radiator; lack of power; low or no compression in one or more cylinders.

What are the typical causes of engine failure?

High mileage wear and tear; lubrication problems; excessive overheating.

How do I find out if I need an engine replacement?

Contact us at Colorado Engine. Our engine specialists are often able to determine if a replacement is needed over the phone. If a more in-depth diagnosis is required we can schedule a time that is convenient for you to bring in your vehicle. Not all engine problems require engine replacement. Often the problems are not serious and may only require relatively minor repair or maintenance.

Should I invest in an engine or buy a new car?

Engine replacement is a more affordable option than purchasing a new car- and has become one of the fastest growing segments of the automotive industry. Millions of owners each year elect to replace their worn out or damaged engines. If done professionally and is sourced with quality parts, replacing your engine will have a market value close to blue book after installation.

Can any auto shop replace my engine?

NO. While some shops may install new or remanufactured engines, the job is extremely technical and requires specialized knowledge of all components of the vehicle. A specialized engine replacement shop like Colorado Engine will almost always give a better overall value in terms of quality, service and price. For a good quality remanufactured or used engine, the chance of a defect is low. The risk of problems can increase with inadequate installation. Replacing an engine is a skillful and complex task requiring knowledgeable and experienced technicians. Colorado Engine specializes in engine and transmission installation and employs the right equipment, tools and highly experienced mechanics.

How long will my engine replacement last?

A quality remanufactured engine, with proper maintenance, is capable of lasting as long as a new engine. Used engines are less predictable but can also provide a long-lasting solution. Much depends on the skill and experience of the rebuilder or the quality/mileage of the used engine, which is why your engine source is critical to your engine replacement. At Colorado Engine, we only source engines from our high-quality partners, all with nationwide warranty programs available.

What is the difference between a Remanufactured Engine and a used engine?

A remanufactured engine

An engine that has been restored to as close to new as possible. The engine is thoroughly inspected and damaged or worn parts are replaced with new or re-machined parts that meet original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. There are zero miles on a remanufactured engine.

A used engine

Most used engines are pulled out from wreckages or yard-bound vehicles. The mileage on these engines could be high or low depending on how long they were run previously. As they have served part of their life in a different car, they can be an inexpensive option for some car owners. Used engines sourced through Colorado Engine come with a certificate of mileage and a nationwide 6 month part warranty.

Are all remanufactured engines built the same?

NO. Some manufacturers are better than others. Quality suppliers follow strict manufacturing and testing standards, use only OEM quality components, and back their products with solid warranties. This is why we only install engines we source at Colorado Engine. With over 39 years of experience in the engine industry, we’ve carefully researched the engines we supply, so you can be assured of the best quality, installation and price.

What type of warranty will my engine from Colorado Engine have?

Because we source from several exclusive vendors, our warranties vary depending on your vehicle make, size and availability. But, you can expect nationwide warranty coverage with every engine. For an exact description of your engine’s warranty, contact us at Colorado Engine.

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