The time it takes to pull and replace an engine is 8-15 hours depending on the car's model, age, the skill of the mechanic, and type of engine work (replacement vs. repair). Some cars are notorious for having harder than usual engines to replace or repair. Ask your mechanic for a quote and compare options.
It wasn't long ago with old muscle cars, you could follow simple instructions yourself and replace an engine in a workshop. However, cars are a lot more complicated now than back then. Not just this, but variables such as engine type, and age of the vehicle are prone to additional complications during installation.
Variables you'll be happy to have a professional handle:
On average, replacing an engine ranges in cost from $2,000-$7,500. The cost of replacing your engine is based on three main factors:
Check with your usual trusted mechanic, but it doesn't hurt to shop around either for a good price.
With all the expense and wait time for an engine replacement, you may be asking yourself if would just be easier to get a new car. Both options have their pros and cons.
Replacing the engine maintains any investments you've already put into your vehicle. If you still owe monthly payments, investing in a new engine may turn your vehicle into a solid performer and be the cheaper of the two options.
Buying a new car means more money in the long run but could save you the hefty engine bill and allow for monthly financing that is more in line with your budget. A new car would also be more stable and less likely to break down or need repairs for a long time.
Problems with your engine quickly become very serious. Don't waste time; get your car fixed asap. While replacing or repairing your engine is costly, sitting on the problem is not just dangerous but as more damage is acquired, the more expensive it becomes to repair.
Most insurers won't pay for regular repairs and maintenance; however, some policies include roadside assistance. If you're vehicle breaks down, you'll be towed to a mechanic for repairs.
It's important to have comprehensive and collision insurance. While normal repairs aren't covered, damage or repairs in the case of an accident or weather-related event IS covered.
When it comes to car insurance, there are several factors to consider beyond monthly cost. A policy that covers you when you need it, has a low deductible, and offers several discounts can be hard to find - which is why we've done the work for you.