Many Australian businesses rely on a variety of different vehicles, from construction vehicles like excavators and dozers to your run-of-the-mill town car. As with any business expense, you need to factor in the cost of maintenance and service for these vehicles, but every so often a traditional service will no longer do the trick. When you start hearing the word 'engine rebuild', it is easy to get spooked, especially if you are unfamiliar with what is involved in this process. However, engine rebuilders often fix your vehicle for a far lower cost than you would expect to spend on a new car, and there are a few reasons why.
First Of All What Do Engine Rebuilders Do?
An engine rebuild sounds like the most severe undertaking your car could go through. After all, the engine is the heart of the vehicle that drives everything else forward, right? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than that. An engine rebuild typically refers to only a few components in the actual engine: the bearings and the pistons. These are the two parts that most frequently wear out or need to be replaced. The problem is that this process requires the entire engine block to be removed and taken apart, which is why it is referred to as an engine rebuild. Engine rebuilders will also ensure that nothing else requires replacement at the same time, just in case. If more issues of wear and tear are uncovered, they will be repaired too.
Why Shouldn't I Just Buy A New Car?
If it is a business expense, it can be easy just to write off the car, sell the parts and buy a new car rather than go through the process of having the engine rebuilt. There are two problems with this logic:
- You will get exponentially less money for a used vehicle that's engine is broken. Getting the engine rebuilt is the best way to maximise your profits even if you still decide to sell it. You will easily recoup your investment in an engine rebuild if you end up selling it.
- If there is nothing wrong with the rest of your car, you are basically discarding a useful vehicle over just a few centimetres of specialised parts that can be replaced in a couple of days. You will also have to go through all the paperwork that comes along with selling a vehicle, buying a new one and adjusting your insurance. It is simply not a good trade anyway you look at it.
An engine rebuild can cost anywhere from a couple of grand to about $4,000 for more expensive or speciality vehicles. The cost of a new vehicle is certainly going to be higher than that, which is why engine rebuilders are in such high demand for many companies that exist on razor-thin margins.
For more information, speak with engine rebuilders.