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Napa the Parts Store
(304) 255-1505
1340 N Eisenhower Dr
Beckley, WV
Services
Auto Parts

Autozone
(304) 253-0400
3805 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV
Services
Auto Parts

AutoZone
(304) 469-4404
375 Mall Rd
Oak Hill, WV
 
Cole Collision Ctr
(304) 252-4611
3330 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV

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Street Dreams
(304) 255-1805
2902 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV

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AutoZone
(304) 253-0400
3805 Robert C Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
 
Napa Auto Parts
(304) 469-6272
1520 Main St E
Oak Hill, WV
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Autozone
(304) 469-4404
633 Fayette Sq
Oak Hill, WV
Services
Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts
(304) 253-4871
4244 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV

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Ken Williams Body Shop
(304) 255-2845
110 New River Dr
Beckley, WV

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Crate Engines: When You Need to Replace Your Engine

By DriverSide Staff

Crate Engine
Ask any classic car enthusiast, restoring an old car is not cheap or easy. Not only are there issues with rust, paint and aging components, but just getting it to start can be a challenge. While certain parts can be rebuilt, when it comes to an engine, many people choose to simply rip out the old and put in the new. 
 
Swapping out an engine requires purchasing a replacement engine, and that’s when crate engines come into play. These engines are made in a number of ways, pieced together from used parts, salvaged from a wreck or built new, and they are available in a range of power outputs, from original factory specification to high output, high performance variations for those looking for a little more punch. All come packaged in a protective wooden crate – hence the name ‘crate engine’ – and are ready for installation upon arrival. 
 
Crate engines aren’t just useful for classic car owners; improper maintenance, manufacturer error or other unforeseen circumstances can cause newer car engines to expire before their time. If this is the case, it may make economic sense to replace the engine. Like their classic counterparts, these new OEM replacement engines are shipped from the factory, ready for installation. 
 
Depending on the crate engine’s condition, prices can range from $1,500 to $3,500 – plus the cost of shipping – and i...

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