Business The green revolution is poised to change the way American industry does business. For many .panies and consumers, this will increase costs, but in the automotive industry, there is great potential for individual consumers, private mechanics and repair chains to find great savings. How? Auto recycling offers a bountiful harvest of ready to go used parts available with low environmental impact. Let"’""s examine this, and see how used enginescan reduce environmental impact , cost, and improve the lives of Americans. Every car on the road today was originally assembled with 100% OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts. These parts, including the original engine, are the exact part designed for the vehicle by the original designing engineers of the engineer, and are typically better than any aftermarket brand. One of the main reasons these parts are often better than their aftermarket counterparts is that a large percentage of aftermarket parts are rebuilt. Remanufactured engines, for example, are often used core engines that have been purchased by a remanufacturer and rebuilt in a factory environment. While they can be a good option if a used engine isn’t available, for most applications they should only be considered a last resort. Many remanufacturers skimp on parts replacement when rebuilding, replacing only broken parts and leaving worn parts in place. I"’""ve heard many mechanics joke that if a remanufactured engine .es with a 36 month warranty, that engine will fail in 37 months. This is obviously not a literal truth; it"’""s more of a myth. There is truth in the concept here, and that concept is that remanufactured parts are not as reliable as OEM parts. Reliability isn"’""t the focus of this article though, the Green Revolution is. I had to mention rebuilt and remanufactured parts so you would understand why used engines are more environmentally friendly. When remanufacturing an engine, tremendous amounts of resources are used. The engine must be .pletely disassembled. Old parts must be thrown away if they can"’""t be rebuilt. Then, those parts that can be reused must thoroughly cleaned and reassembled. To clean these parts, tremendously corrosive, environmentally harmful chemicals must be used, horrible amounts of energy wasted. Any parts that cannot be reused must be built from scratch, which uses tremendous amounts of resources and energy. The remanufactured engine industry brags that it is green, and while it is clearly better to remanufacture than to build .pletely new, rebuilding has nothing on the used engine business in terms of environmental friendliness. You see, with a used engine, all chemicals are safely removed and stored after the engine is tested. All other parts in a salvaged vehicle that were not damaged in the accident that took the vehicle off the road are available for use as well. Mercury is removed from the vehicle, and so is all motor oil, Freon (R134a), transmission fluid, etc. Then, at that point, the engine is ready for use. That"’""s right there is no environmentally harmful disassembly of the engine required, no harmful cleaning fluid, and no wasteful new parts to put on the engine, save for the rare occasions in which damage from the accident must be repaired.” Taking advantage of the availability of tested, proven used engines is a logical step. When installing a used engine, consumers save money, don"’""t waste precious natural resources, and are able to have an often superior product installed in their vehicle giving them years more of low cost driving time. Not having to buy new or remanufactured parts and engines is truly gong to change the way consumers and shops do business, allowing money and resources to be saved. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: