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Go Green: Repower Your Vehicle’s Engine

When serious engine trouble hits, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners that repowering their current vehicle rather than buying a new one is the cost-effective, “green” way to go.

“When it comes to your vehicle, it’s great to be green,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “By repowering the vehicle you already own, you will extend its useful life and significantly reduce its impact on the environment. Repowering also makes the vehicle more fuel efficient which decreases harmful emissions, further helping to protect our planet.”

With repowering, a vehicle’s engine or an identical one from another like-vehicle is completely disassembled, cleaned, machined and remanufactured/rebuilt. Unlike used or junk yard engines with an unknown performance and maintenance history, remanufactured engines are reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs. Remanufacturing also saves an incredible amount of raw materials that would have been used in building a new engine and energy used in processing discarded engines and vehicles.

“Engine remanufacturing is not only an environmentally sound decision, but it lets you keep more ‘green’ in your wallet,” said White. “For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, you can repower your current vehicle, gaining years of reliable service and improved fuel economy all without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates.”

To learn more about making your car more environmentally friendly, visit the Car Care Council website at http://www.carcare.org/go-green/. The Car Care Council also offers many free tools to help consumers drive smart and save money, including the popular 60-page Car Care Guide and a custom service schedule and e-mail reminder service. 

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For more information, visit www.carcare.org.

"Go Gree: Repower Your Vehicle's Engine" (2014, April) Be Car Care Aware. Retrieved from http://www.carcare.org/2014/04/go-green-repower-your-vehicles-engine/


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