It’s common for us to think of remanufactured car engines as unreliable, as attempts to delay the inevitable. Engine issues can, after all, compromise not only the performance but also the integrity of all car systems and parts. I had this notion, too, and when I called this company I feared my car had lost all hope. However, Wells Reid surprised me by showing commitment to the extended life of their reconditioned engine (but we’d advise to contact Wells Reid), as well as a competitive quote and a versatile
First off, I
needed my car to be collected on a weekend and was worried that no service
would come through. Fortunately, WR arranged to collect my car on a Saturday
after I filled their form online. After they diagnosed the problem, they
provided a free quote that was very competitive for the kind of problem I had
and proceeded to recondition my car’s engine. They described the process in
detail and ensured all the parts they would use were original, later explaining
all the certificates involved.
All of this
would be empty talk if the craftsmanship required for remanufactured car
engines to work properly wasn’t on point, but fortunately the warranties Wells
Reid offered made sure the engineers stood behind their work. Even more
fortunately, the warranties didn’t need to be used, so I’m sure the balance
between price and quality was well worth it. Of course, cars have a limited
service life, but it’s good to know there are competent services out there that
can preserve and extend it.
I’ve had bad experiences with obligation quotes in the past, and it’s troublesome that these
come at the worst times — your car breaks in the middle of the night or in the
middle of a trip, and remanufacturers will ask for a sum before they even get a
look at your car. Sometimes, they can’t collect your car at the time or the
place you need and, strangely enough, it seems like we always face the worst
issues when we’re at the most remote areas! However, I was assured by WR that
they could arrange a collection anywhere in mainland England and Wales, so that’s
one worry less, too.
Furthermore, I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a warranty for a reconditioned
engine. Sure, sometimes our cars do get too old, to the point there can’t be
enough warranties for the amount of repair work that is needed to keep it
running. But companies often know that better than us and won’t give us a
complete report, leading us to increasing our spendings with reconditioning,
repairing etc. That not having been the case with WR, as they warned me about
every risk and benefit I would have from their service, I have started to trust
remanufactured car engines a little bit more.