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The cost advantage of buying reman products - 31.03.2023

Workshops can save as much as 40% over the cost of buying brand new when they source premium remanufactured major units from Ivor Searle. ISTB10005R-1.jpg

With continuing pressure on the automotive supply chain, Ivor Searle is well positioned to help motor factors and garage workshops look after their customers.

The main advantage of buying remanufactured engines, turbos and gearboxes is the cheaper price, with quality replacement major units from Ivor Searle costing around 40% less than a brand new OEM product. 

This helps to minimise the cost for customers for what is a 'distress purchase' and also it provides garages with a competitive edge when it comes to securing repair work. Ivor Searle provides a next-day delivery service on orders placed before 3.30pm.
As well as costing less, remanufactured units are a much more sustainable solution, compared to purchasing a brand new OEM product. Significantly less energy and materials are used in the remanufacturing process.  For example, engines remanufactured by Ivor Searle conserve approximately 55 kilos in core metal and around 85% of the engine’s original components are returned to OEM specification.
Product quality is also an important consideration when choosing a supplier, as remanufacturing an engine or component back to OEM standard is an industrialised process that requires expertise and detailed inspection procedures.  With this in mind, all Ivor Searle remanufactured engines are produced to conform to BSI AU 257:2002, the British Standard Automobile Series Code of Practice for the remanufacturing of internal combustion engines.
Ivor Searle offers an all-makes range of remanufactured petrol and diesel engines, cylinder heads, manual gearboxes and turbochargers for cars and light commercial vehicles.  We are constantly expanding our range to meet the latest trends in the UK’s vehicle parc and offer over 90% UK vehicle parc coverage.
Engines, cylinder heads and gearboxes from Ivor Searle are provided with a transferable 12-month unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty, while a two-year warranty covers all turbochargerssafe.  
Tips for workshops
Before installing a replacement unit, it is important to establish the cause of the original engine’s failure and make the repairs needed.  Failure to do so could lead to the same problems being repeated with the replacement engine, which will not be covered under warranty.  The installation notes provided with the replacement unit also need to be checked carefully, as they will be specific to the unit supplied.  Ivor Searle also recommends that ancilliary parts are thoroughly cleaned before to refitting onto the exchange unit.