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Someone you know has been satisfied by our service
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Founded in 1945, Michigan Motor Exchange began remanufacturing engines, providing vehicle owners a financially sound alternative to keep their vehicles on the road long after their prime. We continue to provide this alternative today, in addition to many other services such as transmission replacement.

Michigan Motor Exchange moved the factory to 3500 E. Eight Mile Rd. in 1962, where we continue to build and Install engines today, in addition to our installation centers in Waterford & Westland.

Present ownership of Navarre Inc., purchased Michigan Motor Exchange in 1983, with the desire to become this landmark company and to breathe new life into it. This new life has provided growth, by expanding our traditional quality service throughout Southeast Michigan communities, with the addition of two installation facilities. The longevity of our workforce provides additional evidence that Michigan Motor Exchange is a great place for you to desire becoming a part of.

The Navarre family proudly owns & operates this family oriented business as reflected through the four generations who have worked here. We are proud of the reputation Michigan Motor Exchange has built in the market place, which supports our saying; Someone you know has been satisfied by our service."

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Toll Free: (866) 642-4669


Engine Machining

Engine Rebuilding

Engine Remanufacturing

Performance Engine & Stroked "Stroker" Engines

Used Engines

Engine Installation

Used Transmissions

Rebuilt Transmissions

Re-Manufactured Transmissions

Transmission Installations

Engine Kits



Cylinder Heads

Rotating Assemblies

Buick Pontiac Oldsmobile, Chevrolet or Chevy, Chrysler Dodge Plymouth, Engines foriegn and domestic, Ford Lincoln Mercury, GM or General Motors, Mercruiser Volvo Pinta, Toyota Honda Mitzubishi
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Specializing in Engine and Transmission Installations, as well as Engine Machine Shop Services, Mild Performance and Stroker Engine Builds.





Navarre Inc.

Auto Engine Rebuilding, Auto Repair & Service, Gasoline Engines, Engine Rebuilding & Exchange, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Used & Rebuilt Auto Parts, Auto Transmission, Boat Maintenance & Repair
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Specialties: Trucks

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This is the worst place I have ever taken my car to..My car has been in the shop for a whole month and two soon as I leave their shop it breaks down. I have been totally ripped off by this place..They put a enigine and starter on my car.. for about $6400 dollars total and my car breaks the very minute I leave their shop..they are a bunch of thieves ripping customers off for thousands of dollars..and when you take. your car to them they will say it's not the job they just did. it's something's sad they would do this to genuine people..who work hard for their money only to be ripped off in the end..I wish I never met this company. they make other car shops look bad..the were dishonest from day one..I gave me my first invoice and then ask for it back. The was labor was supposed to be $85 a hour but they re-did the invoice for $95..I then new this was going to be bad..I gave them the benefit of doubt..I shouldn't have. I'm furious with this place...crooks.



I had bought an engine from Michigan Motor Exchange 7 years ago and since resold my vehicle to a family member. Then my daughter recently blew up her engine right before leaving for college. The first place I thought of was Michigan Motor Exchange. I took it in and they replaced the engine in her Cavalier. They were professional and very reasonable. Now I feel good sending her off to college with a dependable vehicle and warranty too.



I just had Michigan Motor Exchange put a remanufactured engine into my 1998 Bravada. So far everything is running great. No one including myself wants to spend money on an older SUV but it turns out that it was cheaper than buying a new or used car with higher miles. So, for a few thousand bucks, I have a SUV that my 16 year old can drive. Looks good and runs great. David was very helpful in the process and straight forward about the costs. He gave me an competitive quote for the engine and after evaluating what else the truck needed...It was my pressure. It made sense to invest a bit more to address other non engine related issues. I had my truck back in just over a week. I was refered to Michigan Motor Exchange by another automotive shop. I am happy with my experience.



If you have money to waste then take your vehicle to Michigan Motor Exchange, if you want it done right stay away from them. They tried to rebuild my F-150 5.0 and was a complete disaster. It sounded worse then when I brought it in. Their answers was "well sometimes that happens". So long sucker, we have your $5,000 now. I took a bath on the trade-in because of them.



I never expected to be replacing an engine at this point and time in my life. But this truck has literally saved my life more than once. So I was suffering anxiety issues worry-ing about if I had done the right thing, and a few various other issues. The guys at your Westland store, have put EVERY worry about my truck at rest. I have an F-150, 2004, I bought brand new in 2003. I couldn't part with her just because I wore the engine out. I changed the oil at 200 miles, and the guys that did the oil change were sooooo impressed, they took my business cards for your stores! THANK YOU MICHIGAN MOTOR EXCHANGE!!!!, for keeping my family safer in this world of slightly untalented drivers! SORRY, but I drive different machines and equipment professionally, so THANK YOU for letting me keep my "peace-of-mind!" I would be very proud to be a reference for you guys, and "THANK YOU VETS!" A hard hug coming to you all! Bless you, and angels all around your wonderful company! A forever grateful friend!, Mary



What a miserable experience. Checked a few on line reviews found mixed results and figured we'd give it a shot since they were local and been in business for so long. MISTAKE. Must certainly be a 2nd generation business, as Dave at the Waterford location is nothing more than a 2nd rate BS'r used car salesman. Tuesday 4-15 Hunny takes van there for new motor, quick discussion about problem, what to expect and get assurances our van will be started by weeks end and ready following week. Following week arrives not hearing anything become concerned and Tuesday 4-22 call there to check on status.... You guessed it ..... Dave starts with the "we're so busy and haven't even started it yet" routine, but promises it will be strted 1st of following week. Patiently wait entire week but come Thursday 4-24 still not heard a word and assuming the worst call there AGAIN to politely check on status and YEEEP. Same 'ol story, except this time we get the "Ohhh don't worry, your van is next up and we are "hoping" to get it into the shop tomorrow to begin". Sorry Dave but already being out of a work van for well over a week and knowing this type of BS all to well and after 2 broken promises (or should we say "used car guy lines of BS) tell Dave enough is enough and to have our van out front, keys in it and ready to go. (Now it gets even worse).......... 2 broken promises and over a week and 1/2 later without even a single wrench being turned on it, Dave informs us that (due to his ineptitude) that if we cancel it, we're subject to a 65 dollar cancelation fee to cover HIS COSTS for credit card fees. SOME F'ING NERVE......YOU blantantly lie not once but TWICE, then want to charge us for your incompentence.... Sorry buddy !!! (It gets even better) As we ready to get the van phone rings and it's Dave asking US, yes US the customer if we have jumper cables for the van (which has been sitting in his lot for week and a 1/2) to jump it, when it has a new battery not even 2 months old in it. Beyond peeved but still polite tell Dave we want van running, charged and ready for pick up. (it gets better) Get there and yeep.. Van still sitting in same spot, NOT RUNNING and his guys (who claim they're mechanics) have no clue what's wrong, but now he and his "mechnic" have no problems telling me (who they see as a dumb woman they can screw over) that it nust be a starter or solenoid and that battery didn't look new. So this dumb woman asks "Did you hit the factory alarm / kill switch on the key fob"? (guess what the reply was?) So this dumb woman hits the fob (which my husband told them about.... TWICE) and low and behold van starts. Then Dave showing how clueless he truly is begins to tell me "if you take it anywhere else they are going to get the motor from us and we hate to pull you out of line"... Sorry Dave... Japer engines in Michigan has one IN STOCK and in 3 days / Monday, we'll have our van back. Moral of the story...... What a waste of our time and if you value your time (and money), DO NOT do the same. God only knows how much longer this would of gone on had we left it there, and how much of a mess this whole thing would of morphed into had we actually had these "wanna be" mechanics actually do the work. I mean, come on.... A DUMB WOMAN has to show a bunch of "Mechanics" something as simple as a common key fob alarm to start a vehicle?



I brought my 1995 Chevy S-10 into Michigan Motor Exchange for an engine back in July of 2004. Now after ten years and a 100,000 miles of running great I figured they would be the best people to deal with when I needed to have my transfer case replaced. They are good, honest people. Thanks Michigan Motor Exchange on a job well done.



I am incredibly happy that I called Dave at Michigan Motor Exchange in Waterford after hearing the nonsense my dealer was throwing at me to troubleshoot and repair my engine that one day sounded like someone threw their toolbox into. Dave was extremely patient with me explaining all the options and his quoted cost for a certified used low mileage engine fully installed was less than a third of what the dealer was quoting me. I had my car towed to Waterford for the engine swap and the next morning Dave called to tell me it was ready to pick up and nothing was wrong with it other than a sticky valve or something that fixed itself. The dealer was ready to fleece me blind and these guys were honest and ethical. If you don't believe this review, contact Dave and he will show you the letter I wrote to them. Do yourself a major favor. Talk to Dave before you commit to anything else. These are good people !!!!!



I had my 2000 Escalade motor rebuilt, dropped the vehicle off 2-5-2013 and picked it up 2-11-2013. They went out of there way to give me a ride home. In addition to the rebuild they installed extras such as (belts, hoses, rotor, wires) preparing the car for the next 100,000 miles. I could not be happier for the service I rec'd from everyone involved, from the front guy at the counter to the one that gave me a ride home. Everyone was friendly and professional.If you need work done and want to be comfortable knowing it is taken care of, have it done at Michigan Motor Exchange. Thanks for the excellent service that was provided.


I must GIVE Michigan Motor Exc...

I must GIVE Michigan Motor Exchange a five star review for the ability to GET five star reviews. Just an observation...but have you ever purchased a product that you absolutely loved? Did you take the time to give the product a five star review? If you did, were ALL the other reviews five star? Did you take the time to create accounts on multiple sites and give the same five star review? Were you still posting gushing reviews eight months later? That is truly something that is beyond my comprehension. I have been on various sites for many months, trying to tell my story of the defective engine that Michigan Motor Exchange provided...and trying to get a full refund for this five star mess. It has been a pain to do this and I sure would like to be doing something else. While I was making the rounds the other day, I accidentally ran across a VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESS contest that was sponsored by a local TV station. I was gobsmacked to find that all the usual five star reviewers were also voters in this contest. How could they all be aware of this? Now that's dedication. Or is it something else? Just an observation...and I'm still waiting for a full refund from the people who have claimed to do an honest job for an honest price... and provided me with a defective engine on three occasions. Do unto others? Waiting for my refund and waiting to see a two, three or four star review.

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Michigan Motor Exchange

6497 Highland RdWaterfordMI 48327

(888) 588-6731

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