Many consumers look to a variety of options when they head for a replacement ECM, and for good reason. Cash is king these days, and if there’s a way to save money, all of us want to take it. As you shop for a new ECM, though, you’re going to come across a number of different terms, including repaired and remanufactured, both of which are cheaper than a brand new model. Understanding exactly what these terms mean for your car, though, is absolutely essential.
A Repaired ECM
Repaired models are just that – the problems have been diagnosed within the unit, and any failed pieces have been replaced. Apart from what actually needed to be repaired, nothing has been touched.
A Remanufactured ECM
These units have been restored to their original specifications. It’s been tested to make sure it meets the initial equipment standards. Parts from today’s ECMs haven’t been included in these models, but it’s a bit like buying the ECM when it was new. Often the quality here tends to be superior to that of a repaired model, but it may not be as good as a brand new model. In some cases, though, you may get a warranty with a remanufactured unit.
If you can afford it, the new unit is far superior to either of these choices. They almost always include a warranty, and they’ll help your vehicle meet your needs in the years to come.
What works for your vehicle is entirely up to you. At ECM to Go, though, we’ll help you understand what that perfect solution might be. Give us a call today to learn more.