Crate Engines Martinsburg WV

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McCarthy Tire & Automotive
(301) 842-8833
817 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Full Service Mechanic
Service Types and Repair
Auto

Napa Auto Parts
(304) 267-8991
601 W John St
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

AutoZone
(304) 262-6145
1510 New York Ave.
Martinsburg, WV
 
Carquest Auto Parts of Ranson
(304) 725-8451
204 S Mildred St
Ranson, WV
Services
Auto Parts

AutoZone
(304) 725-3878
#5 Jefferston Crossing
Charles Town, WV
 
Auto Electric Inc
(301) 739-5500
500 Maryland Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
Services
Snowmobiles Repair & Maintenance, Auto Parts Retail, Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair, Gas Engines Retail, Truck Parts & Equipment Wholesale & Manufacturers
Products
Sales & Service, Starters - Alternators

Autozone Inc
(304) 267-3884
1305 Edwin Miller Blvd
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Auto Parts

Precision Auto Care LLC
(304) 261-1253
903 Hatchery Rd
Inwood, WV
Services
Auto Parts,Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Truck Repair

Napa Auto Parts
(304) 725-7084
214 E North St
Charles Town, WV
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Autozone
(304) 725-3878
5 Jefferson Xing
Charles Town, WV
Services
Auto 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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