You love the power of your BMW engine. You love the ride. You love the responsiveness. You love the trim. You love the looks you get. Then, you hear a “boom!” Yeah, that was your BMW engine failing. Your first thoughts aren’t about the necessity of fixing your BMW engine, but about the price. This article is about that BMW engine that you need. Its about how to get it at a price that won’t shred your finances for the next half year at a level of quality that will be worth the money you spent. Really, this article is about how to stop being mad at your BMW engine, and start loving your BMW.
You have several options to replace your BMW engine if you have no limits to what you can spend. Most people have limits on what they can spend, and we’ll talk about how those people can cost effectively replace their BMW engine. First, eliminate the word, “new” from any sentence containing the phrase “BMW engine.” “New” is just too expensive. $20,000+ expensive. The only time that “new” should be part of this equation is if someone other than you is paying for the cost of new. Examples of this scenario would be you buying a 2010 BMW, driving it off the lot, and as you do so, hearing the engine explode. If BMW is going to pay for a new motor, let them. You should never consider doing so.
This leaves the option of “used.” This is an excellent option if you can find a used BMW engine with low miles. Another way to phrase low miles is “low use.” In other words, a low mileage motor is one with a lot of life left on it. If you put one of these engines in your vehicle, you should get a lot of value for your dollar. Typically, you will pay around 25% of the cost of a new motor for a good used motor.
There are many companies that will claim to have a low mileage BMW engine for your vehicle. As a smart buyer, you should be prepared for to ask questions that will filter honest suppliers from dishonest suppliers. Knowing and asking these questions can save you thousands of dollars and lots of annoyance – or pain.
The first question you should ask is “What type of warranty do it get with my BMW engine?” Good suppliers will offer at least a six month warranty, while premium suppliers will offer a year warranty.
Next, you should ask exactly what the warranty covers. Fly by night companies will promise you the moon. Legitimate companies who actually pay out in the event of a warranty claim will restrict what they cover to the actual engine. Phrases like “the internal lubricated parts,” “no gaskets or seals,” etc should come into play. You shouldn’t expect things that are attached to the engine to be covered, and you shouldn’t expect maintenance parts to be covered. Only the actual engine itself will be covered under a warranty.