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Autozone
(205) 758-8351
3500 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Auto Parts

AutoZone
(205) 758-8351
3500 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Bobby Park Truck and Equipment
(205) 759-4872
5301 Highway 69 South
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Truck Parts

AutoZone
(205) 556-8063
2424 University Blvd E.
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
AutoZone
(205) 339-0855
2329 Mcfarland Blvd
Northport, AL
 
Carquest Auto Parts
(205) 758-6602
2800 Stillman Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Auto Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(205) 752-2886
115 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

GCR Tire Center
(205) 758-5527
5400 Old Montgomery Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Truck Parts

Autozone
(205) 556-8063
2424 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Services
Auto Parts

Trailer Store Plus
(205) 333-7711
4705 McFarland Boulevard, # 1
Northport, AL
Services
Electric Car Repair,Trailer Repair,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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