Why Choose a Remanufactured Control Module versus a Used Control Module?


Is there a difference?

You’re faced with an auto repair and your mechanic’s diagnostics reveal that the Engine Control Module (ECM) is the culprit. You’re told that the options are a used or remanufactured control module and that the price differences may be significant. To make an educated decision, you first need to know how these two solutions to the same problem compare. And secondly, which one is best for your situation?

  • Used

A used control module is one that was likely pulled out a vehicle that was wrecked or had damage to one of its mechanical systems that ended up sending the car to the junkyard. It has been subjected to previous use on the vehicle and is not new. Nothing has been done to repair it or correct any problems it may have. Therefore, its useful life and degree of serviceability are unknown. Most used modules will be sold “as is,” meaning no return, no exchange, no refund!

  • Remanufactured

Remanufacturing is the rebuilding of a product to specifications of the original manufactured product using a combination of reused and new parts. It requires the repair or replacement of worn out or obsolete components. The module is typically disassembled, cleaned and examined for wear and breakage. Worn out, or non-functioning components are replaced with new or rebuilt components. Known issues are addressed to circumvent any possible future failings. The control module is then reassembled and tested for compliance with performance specifications.


Benefits of Using a Reputable and Experienced Module Repair and Remanufacturing Company


  • Top-quality module repair and remanufacture services.
  • More than 100 years combined hands-on experience.
  • Highly skilled technicians including diesel experts, Military veterans, and Technical School graduates.
  • Each work order is handled with the utmost precision, attention to detail and care, providing customers with quality and cost-effective control module service.
  • A+ BBB rating proves our commitment to first-class customer service and satisfaction.


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help service your control module needs. Have questions about a control module in need of repair? Give us a call at 888-593-2262 or simply fill out this form and one of our module experts will get back to you with a guaranteed solution.