It’s expensive to replace worn-out parts on a piece of machinery, and often there are three options you can consider: buying new parts, purchasing remanufactured parts, or rebuilding the worn-out parts of what you have. Each option has its pros and cons.
One major advantage to using rebuilt parts is cost. For example, according to carcare.org, a rebuilt engine might cost just 10 to 20 percent as much as a new vehicle.
But one important consideration in addition to cost savings is how long you intend to keep the vehicle, and whether it’s worth investing in a more expensive, but probably more long-term, repair. Choosing to rebuild parts means that just the worn-out components of the old part will be replaced, or that some of the components from the old part will be used and put on a used “core” from another vehicle.
So, although all of the components in the rebuilt part will be functional, they will have some wear from the start, which may include stress from heat or other wear that isn’t evident to the human eye.
Remanufactured parts, on the other hand, are as the name suggest remanufactured so they meet the same standards as a new part.
If you decide to go with rebuilt parts, Hardy Brake and Electric Company, an Evansville, Indiana supplier of heavy duty truck parts, tractor trailer parts, truck brakes and heavy-duty truck brakes, is a good resource for your repair.
has offered rebuild services in the tri-state area for decades, and their highly-experienced team can rebuild or convert anything from golf cart motors, winch motors, air valves, compressors, blower motors, pressure converters and maxi brake chambers to heavy duty brake calipers.
Be sure to consider all of your options before committing to particular repair or replace plan.