What is engine reconditioning?

Your engine provides the power that your vehicle needs to drive, making it the most important part of your vehicle. Engine reconditioning is when major repairs and new parts and overhauls are performed on an engine to improve its health and performance.

Most of the time, an engine recondition takes place to fix a major problem in the car’s engine. Common engine problems include damaged engine bearings, conrods, valves, pistons, cylinder heads and cylinders. 


Reconditioning vs Replacement

In many cases, an engine replacement can be cheaper than an engine recondition, especially when the engine has been neglected for a long period of time. This is because of the labour required to fix various parts of the engine. For this reason, we suggest that you bring your car in sooner rather than later. An overheating or damage engine can quickly deteriorate, resulting in a much more time-consuming repair. 

At Grimmer Motors, we believe that you have the right to know what the best option is. If your engine needs work, one of our qualified and experienced mechanics will discuss the pros and cons of an engine recondition with you. This allows for you to make the right choice the first time. 


What are some common causes of engine damage?

Not changing your oil – Old dirty oil can wear and damage engine components. If you don’t change your oil, the engine can begin to run low and could lead to the engine overheating and eventually engine faiurel. Get your oil changed today! >

Overheating – A malfunctioning cooling system can cause your engine to overheat, resulting in the warping and cracking of engine components, particularly the engine cylinder head, and possibly engine block.

Blown head gasket – The head gasket can crack or leak, resulting in coolant and water entering the cylinders. A blown head gasket is time-consuming to repair because the entire cylinder head needs to be removed to access it.

Snapped timing belt – The timing belt keeps your engine running in time. If it snaps, the engine’s pistons can hit the valves, causing serious damage. The severity of the engine damage depends on your engine configuration.


Engine Reconditioners in Hamilton

Do you need your car’s engine reconditioned or replaced? If so, we can provide quality services that will last the test of time. 

When you receive an engine recondition with Grimmer Motors, we can provide you with quality advice, allowing you to make the right decision. We also have courtesy cars available which you can use while your car is been worked on.

Below are some of the engine-related services we offer:

  • Engine replacement
  • Head gasket/cylinder repair >
  • Valve and piston repair
  • Cambelt/timing belt replacement >
  • Radiator and cooling system repair >

For engine reconditioning, replacement or repair in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

Please Note – we don’t generally stock or supply just “parts only” for this service. We are a general automotive repair workshop. If you are able to bring your vehicle to us, we can diagnose the problem, find and fit the necessary parts, or organise the appropriate service for you.


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