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CAR CARE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
A REBUILT ENGINE, THE ULTIMATE IN RECYCLING
Many consumers facing major
engine damage think that buying
a new vehicle is the only solution
when, in fact, a remanufactured
or rebuilt engine is a greener and
more cost effective option.
What is a Rebuilt Engine? A rebuilt
engine is one that is remanufactured
to prescribed standards and
specifications by highly-skilled
machinists using state-of-theart equipment and components.
The engine is completely
disassembled, all surfaces and
components are machined,
cleaned, and reassembled by
expert technicians. Critical internal
parts are replaced with new
ones. Due to redesigning and
better quality parts, many times
a remanufactured engine will be
more efficient than when it was
originally installed brand new.
* Factory Remanufactured.
These engines have been rebuilt/
remanufactured at a factory. Many
internal engine parts have been
replaced with new ones. These
engines have been tested and
come with a warranty that usually
covers installation expenses.
* Custom Remanufactured. The
vehicle's engine is removed and
rebuilt. Like the factory version,
many internal engine parts get
replaced with new ones.
Going Green: A rebuilt engine
not only reuses and recycles an
engine, it eliminates the energy
needed to process discarded car
engines and vehicles, and conserves
energy and resources required
to manufacture new engines.
Rebuilt engines will get better
gas mileage and produce fewer
emissions than a used engine.
Cost Effective: Repowering a
typical car or truck with a rebuilt
- remanufactured engine costs
between $2,500 to $5,000 or
about 10 percent to 15 percent
of the cost of a new vehicle.
Will it last? A rebuilt/
remanufactured engine, with
proper maintenance, is capable of
lasting as long as a new car engine.
They are dependable, reliable and
backed by warranty programs.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Care Guide 2014
Maintain Your Vehicle (Interval Service Schedule)
Vehicle Components/Service Notes
TYPICAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 6-23
Oils, Filters and Fluids
Belts and Hoses
Wheels and Tires
Check Engine Light
VEHICLE SYSTEMS 24-47
Belts and Hoses
Engine Cooling System
Filters and Fluids
Lighting and Wipers
Steering and Suspension
CAR CARE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 48-57
Fuel Economy and Environmental Awareness
Auto Care Industry Recycles
THE EXTRA MILE 58-69
Understanding Your Warranty
Finding an Auto Repair Shop
Careers in the Auto Care Industry
Connect with the Car Care Council
MAINTENANCE LOG 70-71
Car Care Guide 2014