What to Expect From a Quality Used Engine

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What to Expect From a Quality Used Engine

Used Engines Are Great! So What Can You Expect?

Here at Premier Auto and Truck Parts, we pride ourselves in only selling quality used engine for both domestic and foreign cars, trucks, and SUVs.  All of our recycled engines are original equipment parts from salvage vehicles that are only ten years old and newer. They typically have low mileage as well. After having the engines removed from the vehicles, these engines are inspected at least three times. Best of all, these quality used engines come with our standard 6 months parts warranty!

How do you know if you need a quality recycled engine?

Here are some warning signs that your car engine may need to be replaced:

  • Bumpy, jerky riding caused by dead or misfiring cylinders
  • Black smoke means there is too little air or gas in the engine
  • Blue smoke means that your engine is burning too much oil
  • White smoke means that there is a damaged cylinder head or head gasket
  • Loud, knocking noices may indicate a failed bearing
  • Continuous repair jobs may be a sign that you need a new engine
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What are some benefits for buying a quality used engine?

  • Saving Money

One of the most obvious reasons for buying a quality used engine is the cost savings. The price of a brand new engine, (depending on the model and year of your vehicle), can vary considerably. It could cost you far more than what you are willing to pay. A used engine is your solution to get your vehicle running again.

  • Trusted Reliability

Contrary to what most people think, used engines can be much more dependable than a new engine. Used engines have been tested and tried again and again to make sure they are in excellent condition before being purchased. This dependability will save you time and money in the future.

  • Going Green

Buying a used engine prevents the engine from ending up in a landfill and contributing to the waste. It also decreases the amount of energy that would be used to produce new engines as well as lowering the amount of greenhouse gasses and emissions in the environment.

  • Hassle-Free

At first, it may seem it would be easier to just buy a new car. However, you will have to go through the process of contracts, forms, insurance policies, as well as the added costs of purchasing a new car. So, although replacing your engine with a quality used engine may require more work and time upfront, the benefits will far outweigh the hassles and costs of buying a new car.

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While buying a quality used engine is a great idea, there are some benefits with buying a new car engine. It all depends on your situation that you are in. Call us with any questions you might have about buying a new or used car engine.

5 Reasons to Buy a Quality Used Engine

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5 Reasons to Buy a Quality Used Engine

Well… your engine just failed on your daily driver. You are now faced with the question, “Do I replace my engine or buy a new car?” There many benefits to purchasing a quality used engine. Here are five reasons why you’ll want to consider coming to Premier Auto and Truck Parts, and buy used engines in Grand Rapids, MI.

Cost Savings

One of the most obvious and sought after benefits of buying a used engine is the significant cost savings. Depending on the year and model of your vehicle, the cost of a new engine can vary drastically. This can end up being a price that is a lot more than you bargained for. Purchasing a used engine is the way to go when you are looking for a more affordable way to restore your vehicle to its former glory.


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Extended Warranty Coverage

Most people think buying a used engine is a huge risk. At Premier Auto and Truck Parts we take the fear out of your next used engine purchase.  Every engine we sell comes with our industry leading 6-month parts warranty.  But we don’t stop there.  We also offer 1 Year, 3 Year, and Lifetime Parts and Labor warranties on all of our quality used engines.  What does this mean for you?  This means that if you purchase an extended 1Year, 3 Year, or Lifetime warranty with your used engine, not only will we provide a free replacement if that used engine fails, but we will also pay the labor to have a replacement used engine installed in your vehicle!

Trusted Reliability

Believe it or not, used engines may be more reliable than their new counterparts. The fact that they have already been tried and tested shows that they function and run properly, which can’t be said for brand new engines that have never been used. When making such a big purchase as an engine, knowing that it is dependable and reliable is a key benefit that can ultimately save you additional money in repairs or replacements.

Going Green

Saving some green isn’t the only benefit to used engines in Michigan, but they even help you go green. Buying used engines or any auto part, for that matter, prevents them from ending up in a landfill, and contributing to the waste stream. An increase in used engine purchases can also significantly decrease the amount of energy that would be used to produce new ones, which lowers the amount of greenhouses gases and emissions put into the environment.


Before you think that simply buying a new car is the easy route, don’t forget all that comes with it. From a new registration to changes in insurance policies, there are many more costs and headaches that come with purchasing a new car. While replacing an engine may cost a little extra work upfront, the benefits far outweigh both the cost and hassles that can come with a new car purchase.

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When you are looking for a trusted source for used engines in Grand Rapids Michigan, come to Premier Auto and Truck Parts. For more information, call 1-800-397-6812.

The Purest form of Recycling…

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The Purest form of Recycling…

"The original recyclers!"

You may not be aware that automotive recycling is recycling at the purest. Re-use is the ultimate form of recycling. Raw materials and expensive manufacturing are not required when a quality used auto part is removed from another vehicle and used again. An astounding 86 percent of each vehicle is recycled.

What does that mean annually?

  • Six million tires are recycled
  • 100 million Gallons of Gas and Diesel fuel are recycled
  • 24 Million gallons of motor oil are recycled
  • Eight million gallons of engine coolant and 4.5 million gallons of windshield wiper fluid are recycled
  • Every year end of life vehicles produce over 14 million tons of steel to be reused and recycled
  • More than 97 percent of all the vehicle battery lead is recycled

Certified Auto Recyclers and others like Premier have removed over 4 million switches containing mercury. This effort has stopped over 8500 pounds of environmentally contaminating mercury from causing dangerous pollution.

With the effort of conscious auto recyclers, the vehicle is one of the greenest products on the planet!

The size of the American automotive fleet currently numbers approximately 270 million vehicles, nearly one apiece for every man woman and child in the country. Of these, it is estimated that nearly 11 million vehicles are taken off the road each year when they are totaled in accidents or reach their end-of-life.

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Premier Auto and Truck Parts in Cedar Springs, MI is a Certified “Green” Yard who prides themselves in offering our customers great savings while promoting a green environment. All harmful pollutants are contained and disposed of properly throughout our dismantling operation.

Premier Auto and Truck Parts has been in business since 2000 and plans to be doing our part in cleaning the environment for many years to come!