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Used Engine Sales: What to Expect

When your engine goes out in your car, there’s isn’t much you can do. You can always buy a new car, which is expensive, buy a new engine, which is still expensive, or buy a used engine. Used engine sales can be daunting to even the most experienced car buff, though.  Here at Thunderbolt, we want you to be sure of your new-to-you used engine.  Check Engine Compatability This may seem like a no brainer when looking for a used engine, but it is an important step. Not only does the engine need to be able to fit into the engine bay, it also needs to couple properly with your car’s transmission. Make sure that any engine you’re considering is the right size for your car. Start the Engine This may seem like another given, when deal with used engine sales, but it’s an important step! Always ask to start the engine before purchase. It may take some extra work, but insist on it. Just because the engine looks good, doesn’t mean that it’s going to run the way you want it to. Test the Engine It’s always best to check and test your engine before purchasing it. After starting the engine, listen for grinding or whining noises; it’s usually a sign that the flywheel has worn-out teeth. If the pitch of the engine rises and falls while it’s idiling, it probably means that the cylinders have been worn down. Always remeber to try and remove the spark plugs! If they’re covered in oil, or have a white residue build up, it could mean that the engine has an oil...

Transmission Problems

Think You Are Experiencing Transmission Problems? It’s never a fun day when your vehicle starts under performing or making noises that you don’t understand. There’s a good chance that if you aren’t getting the responsiveness or power you used to than your car is having transmission problems. Here are a few key symptoms to look for if you think this may be the case. Grinding or Shaking While Accelerating Dragging Clutch Noises While in Neutral Clunking or Grinding Noises Car Refuses to Go Into Gear Fluid Leaking from Underbody Unresponsive Accelerator Check Engine Light On What can I do? It’s very difficult to diagnose a transmission problem yourself, especially without professional training and experience. The best course of action is to seek out a reliable transmission repair shop near you and have the vehicle diagnosed. Thunderbolt Engines has over 84 years of experience in this line of work and has repaired every make and model of transmission you can imagine. We serve the greater Houston area in all aspects of transmission and engine repair. If you think anything may be wrong with your vehicle’s transmission, bring it in to Tbolt today. Our team can quickly analyze and assess what the problem is and just how to go about fixing it. Just ask anyone around Houston about the quality work that Tbolt can do for you. We keep a large stock of transmission in inventory to ensure that your transmission repairs can go as quickly as possible. Even if we don’t have your exact component, we can remanufacture a transmission for your vehicle in about 36 hours. Where else can you get...

Why Use Thunderbolt Auto Repair

Why Should You Use Thunderbolt Auto Repair? We provide the most bang for your buck. Rather than breaking the bank. Get the most in transmission repairs. It’s easy! Pay less for the same repairs. Call Thunderbolt today for your engine problems. That’s because we have the crew. We’ll fix any of your problems. No transmission repairs are a problem for us. 1. DECADES OF EXPERIENCE First of all, we have been in business for years. Therefore we are the leader in auto repair. That’s because our company has been remanufacturing engines and transmissions for over 85 years. So you get the most with Thunderbolt. Although competitors project lower costs, you lose quality. Rather than settle, get the most for your engine. We never settle for less. Most of all, we give our all to your engine! 2. DIRECT WORK Because we are not a re-seller. Companies buy cheap inferior engines and mark them up. Even up to 50% or better and sell them to you. Questions or problems are sent back to whom they bought the engine from. Maybe dealing another company directly isn’t worth your time. We sell our products directly to you and not through some middleman or a third party web site. 3. MODERN TOOLS Our machinery is all new and state of the art. None of our equipment is over 5 years old. As newer equipment becomes available we acquire it. We are steadily replacing any outdated machinery with newer machinery. More sophisticated equipment means you receive higher quality. You receive the same work for less cost. 4. LEADERSHIP The company president, Harry Hartley II sits on the board of...