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Supporting workshops in the reman engine purchase process - 23.04.2024

Remanufactured engines are one of the highest value products that motor factors sell to garage workshops. Ivor Searle is the UK's most experienced remanufacturer of car and van engines and has grown its business by responding to the market and looking after its customers.IMG_1594.jpg

Typically a distress purchase due to a powertrain failure, it is important that garages buying major units are provided with accurate product information, effective sales support and robust warranty protection.  This enables motor factors to offer garages the reassurance that sourcing a quality remanufactured engine is the right choice and also serves the best interests of the end-user.
Price is a key advantage for workshops purchasing remanufactured engines, with quality replacement major units costing around 40% less than a brand new OEM product.  This helps to minimise the cost for the customer and also provides the garage with a competitive edge when it comes to securing repair work.  Remanufactured units also offer a much more sustainable solution, as considerably less energy and materials are used in the remanufacturing process.  For example, engines remanufactured by Ivor Searle conserve approximately 55 kilos in core metal per unit and around 85% of the engine’s original components are returned to OEM specification.
Established in 1946, Ivor Searle serves over 1,500 factor automotive distribution outlets throughout the UK and overseas.  Producing around 8,000 units each year, the family owned and managed company offers an all makes range of car and LCV petrol and diesel engines, as well as cylinder heads, gearboxes and turbochargers that cover over 90% of the UK vehicle parc and the range is constantly being expanded to ensure it meets the needs of the market.
Factors are supported by an experienced sales and customer service team, as well as online  www.ivorsearle.co.uk, which enables quotes to be produced quickly and easily, and orders to be placed.  Featuring a vehicle registration number look-up facility, in addition to searching by vehicle make, model or engine code, the website also provides s a wealth of information, including technical details and major unit installation instructions.
For peace of mind, all Ivor Searle engines, cylinder heads and gearboxes are covered by a transferable 12-month unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty, while a two-year warranty covers all turbochargers.  All products are also supplied with pre-installation guidelines for the workshop and model-specific instructions where required.
Ivor Searle holds comprehensive stocks to ensure first class customer service and minimum vehicle downtime and provides free next day UK mainland delivery on stock items ordered before 3.30pm.  The remanufacturer also aims to make the exchange process for major units as easy as possible and provides purpose-designed cradles for engine delivery and return of the exchange unit to ensure the process is safe and straightforward for the workshop.
On the rare occasion that an enquiry cannot be fulfilled with a stock or production engine, Ivor Searle also offers a customer own unit remanufacturing service.  This provides factors with the opportunity to provide workshops with a solution for virtually any car or LCV engine application, as David Eszenyi, Ivor Searle’s Commercial Director explains:
“The customer own unit service involves collection of the original failed unit from a factor’s workshop customer and returning it to our factory in Soham, Cambridgeshire, where it undergoes exactly the same intensive inspection, cleaning and remanufacturing processes as our volume products.
Produced in accordance to BSI AU 257:2002, the British Standard Automobile Series Code of Practice that applies to the remanufacturing of internal combustion engines, these processes include the detailed inspection and checking of components against manufacturer tolerances. In addition, key parts, including pistons and ring sets, big and small end bearings and bushes, as well as gaskets, seals, timing chains and drive belts are all renewed, while items such as tensioners and dampers are inspected and replaced if necessary to ensure the original specification of the engine is achieved with full reliability.
Providing parts are available, customer own unit engines have a 10-15 day turnaround time from receipt of the failed unit and are covered with exactly the same 12-month unlimited mileage warranty as our production range of engines.  Customer own unit engine remanufacturing expertise includes the very latest engines which are not currently available and rare units such as the BMW V8 found in M5 models, alongside engines for factors serving the classic car market, such as the Jaguar V12 for the E-Type.”

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