Consider These Points Before Choosing Between A New Or Used Diesel Engine For Your Truck

Are you in need of a new diesel engine to install in your truck? Here are a few things to consider before deciding whether to buy new or used:

Engine Type

Are you in the market for a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder diesel engine? There are many options to choose from, so it's important to know what you want before you start your search for a new or used engine. For example, Duramax has produced 11 different types of diesel engines since 2001 alone. No matter what brand of diesel engine you want to buy, you can expect to have at least a small handful of options to choose from. Finding a new engine should be a piece of cake, no matter what type of engine you're looking for.

But not all the options that are available new will also be available used. The used options available to you will depend on the stock an engine company has on hand. If they haven't yet come across a used engine with the specs you prefer, they can't provide you with one right away.

But if you let the company know what you're in the market for, they may be able to source one for you if you're willing and able to wait a few weeks. If you don't want to spend time searching for a used engine with the right specs or waiting for the engine to be delivered to your service provider, you should focus your attention on a new engine.

Financial Protection

Another thing to consider when deciding whether to buy a new or used diesel engine is financial protection. You can expect any new engine to come with a manufacturer's warranty that will provide you with some protection in case of a malfunction or defect. But used engines may not come with any warranty at all. And this means you would be on your own when it comes to paying for problems that a warranty would typically cover.

You shouldn't have a problem finding an extended warranty for a new engine that will cover the main components for years to come. And you might be able to find one for a used engine depending on how old the engine is and what kind of shape it's in. If you don't mind the financial responsibility, a used engine can save you money upfront. But if you don't want to be stuck with any expensive repairs in the coming years, it's a good idea to stick with a new engine.

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