Crate Engines Bluffton SC

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Napa Auto Parts
(843) 757-6272
7 Pines Commercial Ctr
Bluffton, SC
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

H and H Auto Service Inc
(843) 681-8384
35 Hunter Rd
Hilton Head, SC
Services
Auto Parts,Oil Change and Lube,Towing Service,AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Retail Tire,Transmission Repair,Truck Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(843) 689-6272
14 Marshland Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Cargo Trailers USA
(843) 784-6065
9809 Speedway Boulevard
Hardeeville, SC
Services
Truck Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(843) 784-3225
Highway 17 S
Hardeeville, SC
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

AutoZone
(843) 837-1880
1005 Fording Island Rd Blf
Bluffton, SC
 
Midas Hilton Head Island
(843) 681-2332
95 Mathews Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Island Tire Service
(843) 785-3841
4 Palmetto Bay Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
Services
Auto Parts,Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Electrical Repair,Engine Repair,Truck Repair

Star Garage
(843) 784-7131
494 Industrial Park Road
Hardeeville, SC
Services
Truck Parts

Okatie Automotive Center
(843) 208-0141
200 Mead Road
Hardeeville, SC
Services
Truck Parts

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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