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Engine Replacement in Provo

Engine Replacements Include:

  • Visual Inspection of the Engine

  • Complete Engine Condition Report

    • Problems Listed
    • Options Available
    • Recommended Course of Action
  • Premium Parts & Labor

  • Warranty, when applicable

Schedule Engine Service

Provo Engine Replacement

The experts at Cougar Tire & Auto understand the tough decision you face when choosing from an engine repair, a rebuilt engine or a new replacement. You must contemplate the costs of rebuilding the engine versus buying a new car. Because our trained technicians specialize in engine repair, replacement and rebuilds, we have the answers you need.

We can walk you through the available options for your vehicle and explain each in depth. It’s our job to make sure you are completely informed about the various possibilities. Whether you choose to repair the engine, replace it, or rebuild it, we’re here to walk with you.

Provo Engine Replacement

Provo Engine Replacement

After many miles of use, your car engine is bound to wear out, even if you took great care of it. Pistons can go bad and the moving parts can start to seize. Sometimes it’s possible to repair the engine, while other times, you will be faced with engine replacement.

Start with a Free Engine Inspection – Other Parts that Might Be Causing Problems

Before you make a quick decision to have the engine replaced, you want to have a qualified technician look over the entire system. In some cases, the problems with your engine can be repaired. Here are a few of the parts that go bad on the engine over time.

  • Motor Mounts: These can become loose, worn-out and cracked.
  • Oxygen Sensors: With a high-mileage engine, it’s possible that the sensors are bad, which can lead to rough engine performance.
  • Belts & Hoses: When these parts fail, it can have a profound effect on how the engine runs or if it starts at all.
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor or Thermostat: If the engine is overheating, it might be due to a simple part. However, if the engine is allowed to overheat multiple times, it could lead to irreparable damage.

If it’s not possible to simply repair a part and get your engine running right again, you might need a complete engine replacement. Thankfully, many of these parts can also be replaced at the same time we install the new engine. Additionally, your new engine will contain fresh gaskets and bolts for superior performance.

Signs that You Need Engine Replacement

If you begin experiencing any of these engine problems while driving, it might be time for an engine replacement.

Excessive Exhaust Smoke

All cars produce some form of exhaust, but it should never be noticeable or create an unusual smell. If you are noticing larger amounts of exhaust pouring out of the tailpipe, it could indicate a larger problem. Sometimes, it’s possible to diagnose the problem based on what color the smoke is. For example, black exhaust smoke often indicates that there is too much fuel burning, while blue smoke signifies that oil is burning off in the engine. On the other hand, white exhaust that appears puffy might indicate trouble with the engine cooling system or radiator, leaving your motor at risk for overheating.

Knocking Sounds

Any time there are unusual engine noises, you should make a trip to Cougar Tire & Auto. Occasionally, these noises indicate a minor problem that can be fixed. However, when left unrepaired, they quickly turn into massive problems. If you hear a knocking sound, it might indicate that one of the engine bearings has gone bad. If you don’t have it replaced, you might end up needing a new motor.

Metal Contamination in the Oil

Every time we change your oil, we carefully check it for any sign of metal contamination. If there are metal pieces in the oil or oil filter, it could mean that excessive friction has occurred among the moving components of the engine. This is never a good sign, but something that needs to be caught early for the best results. It’s just one more reason your vehicle should be serviced by our qualified technicians in Provo.

Metal Contamination

Metal Contamination

What’s Included with Our Engine Replacement

When you bring your vehicle to us, you are promised certain benefits you can’t get at every auto repair shop in Provo. For one, we are willing to tow your vehicle to our shop if it should break down on the road. Instead of dealing with a separate towing company for transportation, just contact us.

Additionally, all of our engine work is guaranteed. Whether we can repair the engine or we need to rebuild it, our technicians will discuss the warranty you will receive on the work. We want to ensure you always get quality service and the best parts.

Engine Replacement Options

If your engine is irreparable, you have several options to consider. We will discuss the benefits and disadvantages so you can make the best decision for your vehicle.


The used car engine was pulled from another vehicle. Typically, this is a car that had been wrecked or damaged in a way that made it useless. Most times, these cars end up in the junkyard to be scrapped for parts. However, having a car in a wreck doesn’t mean the engine is bad. In fact, there are plenty of lower-mileage cars sitting in junkyards just because an expensive electrical component went bad. The used car engine is a great choice if you need to save money, as they are more affordable than new ones. On the other hand, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting with a used engine, so there aren’t many guarantees offered.


The rebuilt engine is also a used engine, because it is the same one that is currently in your vehicle. This defective engine is taken out of the vehicle and rebuilt with new parts. All of the vital components are replaced. It is also cleaned and receives new gaskets for a proper seal.

Rebuilt Engine in Provo

Rebuilt Engine in Provo

When the engine rebuild is done by a qualified mechanic, it can last for many more miles. This option provides a low-cost way of keeping your vehicle running. However, you must be able to trust the team that rebuilt the engine, or you could find yourself with a poorly functioning motor.


If you don’t want to purchase a brand-new engine, the best way to go is with a remanufactured motor. These engines were once used, but they have been restored to factory condition. The crank, heads and block were all restored to factory specifications for superior performance. The motor will operate as if it was brand new and typically includes an extended warranty. The only downside is that this engine will also cost more than the rebuilt or used motor.

New Crate Engine

With a crate engine, you get all new parts. The crate engine includes a brand-new block, connecting rods, cylinder heads, valves, pistons and camshaft. All of the gaskets and hardware will also be new.

New Crate Engine in Provo

New Crate Engine in Provo

When you install a crate engine, it’s like having a brand-new vehicle because the motor is built to last many miles. However, the new engine will cost more than any of the other options. This is typically a good idea for restoring older cars or to continue getting life out of a newer car that has a high resale value.

Schedule Engine Replacement

There is a lot of work that goes into replacing an engine and it requires many specialized tools. For that reason, it is not wise to attempt an engine replacement in your home garage.

Rebuilding an engine is a great option if you trust the technicians doing the job. If the service isn’t performed right, you could be left with future engine problems. Replacing the engine is also a wise decision if you are looking to restore the car to like-new condition.

If the value of your vehicle exceeds the cost of the new engine, it’s normally worth the replacement. By installing a new motor, you can get many more miles out of your car without spending the money to get a new vehicle.

It depends on what type of engine you choose and what vehicle you drive. If you want a used or rebuilt engine, it will usually cost you less than if you choose a remanufactured or new crate engine.

Why choose us for engine replacement in Provo?

We know you have plenty of options for engine replacement in Provo. With that said, there’s no one around quite like Cougar Tire & Auto. Our customer service is unparalleled to that of any other repair shop in Utah. When you come to us for your rebuilt or remanufactured engine, you know that our technicians are qualified to handle the job. From the beginning, we spend the time needed to discuss your options. We want to make sure you understand that you have choices. If you have questions, we are always available for you.

Plus, we only use premium parts. We will never install something in your vehicle that we wouldn’t use in ours. This commitment is what keeps customers coming back to us for service, maintenance and repairs. Contact us today for engine service or replacement and you will soon experience the difference.