Engines (Sales and Service) in Barking (Essex)
Unit 1a Davenport Centre
http://www.idealengines.co.uk is the largest UK supplier for Reconditioned engines, used engine and gearbox spares.
Adam consistently provided feedback to the customer on the progress of the engine replacement. The car was returned in lovely condition at a real value for money price.
Samuel Bruce - 28/02/2014 | report this review
I found them extremely reliable as they gave me a very cheap quote and then fitted my reconditioned audi a4 engine in a very reliable manner.
Samuel Myers - 13/01/2014 | report this review
They Collected car within days, friendly staff. They returned the car on time as well.
Richard Gates - 20/12/2013 | report this review
when u call up other ppl online dey dnt real care abt ow u fling and ow u wnt ur car bk on road. I cald up Ideal Engines as my gearbox didnt gt to me on tym. I ws shockd cz dey actually cared and apologised. dey even gve me 20pound m&s voucher as an apology. very nice ideal engines.
Pual Smith - 11/12/2013 | report this review
I have a Honda S200, its engine broke down and I wanted to avoid dealer prices. Spoke to different suppliers and found ideal engines have the cheapest price, was a bit reluctant after reading some mixed reviews about them, however, decided to choose them, the car was ready within a week and to my surprise it was all washed up properly when I went there to pick it up. It runs fine without any problems. They come highly recommended by me.
Berhane BerhaneTesmi - 19/11/2013 | report this review
Spoke to ideal’s sales rep over the phone to discuss engine replacement for my Mazda 6, the guy on the phone gave an honest advice and quoted me prices for both re manufactured and used engines. After comparing with other suppliers I found that the price quoted by ideal was the lowest, called them again and booked an appointment, a time that was convenient for me was arranged, overall the service was impressive and the quality of engine was top notch. I will recommend ideal to my friends and family and will use them again if required .
Frederik Lyberth - 05/11/2013 | report this review
They did a very good job on my Audi A4 even valeted my car
Evan Horton - 15/04/2013 | report this review
Ideal engines staff is very friendly and helpful
Jay Baldwin - 15/04/2013 | report this review
Ideal engines is the real deal friendly service with quick sale and fast service
Kim Clark - 12/04/2013 | report this review
Idealengines is a top quality and nonly they di a professional job but also they have really nice staff who know what they are doing. I would recommend anyone to anyone looking to get their car engine replaced.
Edward Lawson - 11/03/2013 | report this review
My Honda CRV engine was replaced by ideal engines and I picked it up this Friday, very pleased with the service I received here. The car runs great and the price I had to pay was very affordable.
Scott Miller - 11/03/2013 | report this review
All I can say about Ideal Engines is EXCEPTIONAL! They replaced the engine for my Avensis in only two days and the price was so low it was beyond belief. It now drives like new. Will use Ideal Engines again and recommend to friends and family.
Geri Moran - 01/03/2013 | report this review
I have used Ideal Engines three times now for my two cars, first time it was a gearbox replacement for my Aud A1, secnd and third time it was the engine for my MINI Cooper. Each time they did a fantastic work and charged me realistic prices.
Jerry Fincher - 18/02/2013 | report this review
I got the gearbox for my Ford Focus RS replaced by Ideal Engines, prompt service with professional quality of work and what impressed me the most was the customer oriented attitude of their staff. My car drives as god as new. Recommend them to anyone.
Jacquelin Bagwell - 18/02/2013 | report this review
The service I received from Ideal Engines was truly unbeatable in all aspects. The problems with the engine of my car disappeared as if there wasn’t anything wrong with it in the first place. They transformed my car in the true sense of the word. I am so impressed. Anyone considering getting their car engine fixed should look no further than ideal engines.
Derrick Johnson - 18/02/2013 | report this review
Very impressed by this company, Courteous and polite staff on the phone, placed an order on Monday and received on Wednesday. Brilliant, quick service and competitive prices. Can recommend with confidence and will definitely use Ideal engines again.
Anthony Warner - 13/02/2013 | report this review
I was looking for an engine for my Vauxhall Astra when I spotted ideal engines website.Placing the order was easy ad prices was great. The ordered arrived on time. Never thought I would get such a smooth service, recommended to anyone.
Aaron Vincent - 12/02/2013 | report this review
Ideal engines have a wide range of engines and gearboxes that are much cheaper than other suppliers and dealers. My ordered (engine for Ford Fiesta) was shipped quickly and arrived in good condition. Shipping cost was reasonable and so was the price of the engine. I will definitely use them again and recommend to others.
Joseph George - 12/02/2013 | report this review
I have been dealing with ideal engines for quite a long time now and they are always a pleasure to deal with. Responsive, professional and completely reliable. I have always complete confidence that you are not being overcharged., would recommend to anyone.
Mason Watts - 04/02/2013 | report this review
I have just had a new gearbox fitted in my Vauxhall Astra. The service I received Ideal engines and the job was done on time. The work was carried out within the budget. They guy was exceptionally professional and helpful and explained everything in very clear manner.
Russell Graham - 04/02/2013 | report this review
Had a gearbox and engine replacement done last week by Ideal Engines on my Honda CR-V, overall the work was done professionally and is of top quality, the car runs just like new. They accommodated the job according to my day off and was done as defined and on time. The price was very reasonable. Recommended to all.
Amelia Gilbert - 04/02/2013 | report this review
I am a mechanic and have been using ideal engines for about 43 years now for my clients’ engine and gearbox needs. They are very helpful and know their stuff. They have always provided with good quality units. There are sometimes when the delivery might get late but overall a very good professional experience. Highly recommended.
Jessica Davis - 21/01/2013 | report this review
Brilliant professional work, will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone, the engine was delivered on time and the quality was second to none. Product bought: BMW 3 Series Reconditioned Engine
Julian Clark - 17/01/2013 | report this review
Was looking to change the car coz of all the engine problems I had been having and then I found Ideal engines, replaced the old engine with a reconditioned one, much cheaper than replacing the car, and haven’t had any problems yet. Best option for less.
Bache Constance - 11/01/2013 | report this review
My Vauxhall Zafira engine died last month (RIP), after reading the reviews on this site, I contacted Ideal Engines for a reconditioned engine, (as things were a bit tight with Christmas and all), I received a good customer service, the price was fair and the unit was delivered on time. I am also very satisfied about the quality of the engine, Highly recommended.
Cabrol Fernand - 11/01/2013 | report this review
My Honda Jazz engine needed to be replaced, went to Ideal engine in barking as recommended by a friend. I got my recon Jazz engine from them and its still running smoothly with no oil leaks or any sorta problems.
Faden Ruth - 08/01/2013 | report this review
Really Impressed with the customer service, they were very courteous to deal with me even after the sale.
Frederick Morgan - 04/01/2013 | report this review
Make sure not to go anywhere else for ur engine needs IE is the best you can get.
Packard Frank - 04/01/2013 | report this review
Ideal engines fixed my ford Mondeo with a remanufactured engine and i have had no complaints since then. It has been 3 months and I haven’t had any oil leaks or any sort of problems. Well done ideal engines.
Rabinowitz Peter - 21/12/2012 | report this review
I will recommend ideal engines to everyone. My Audi a4 was fitted with a reman engine and it is running as smoothly as ever.
Tabart Benjamin - 18/12/2012 | report this review
Relax and let ideal engines take charge of your engine needs. Thats what I did when it came to my ford focus. I was quoted cheaply and the service was phenomenal.
Sabatella Marc - 18/12/2012 | report this review
Ordered an Audi A4 engine from these guys, Helpful, good value for money and quick.
Kevin J Anderson - 10/12/2012 | report this review
Just had an engine change on my Mercedes Benz CLK 240. Exceptional service from ideal engines team. It worked out surprisingly cheaper than any dealer. Would definitely use ‘em again.
Alma Katsu - 26/11/2012 | report this review
I found Ideal Engines spot on, Having had problems with my Vauxhall Zafira Diesel gearbox. Spokr to the dealer and they asked for £150, just to have a look. After a small online search I found these guys, booked an appointment with them on fne and took my car to them. I was offered a replacement gearbox for much less than the dealer. They did an excellent job and hasn’t given me any problems yet.
Aaron Akinyemi - 17/11/2012 | report this review
This was my first experience with Ideal Engines and I couldn’t have been more happier, from the start they ensured I was clear about the charges and the delivery time and date. The engine I bought from them was a reconditioned Subaru Impreza WRX Petrol – Turbo, A bargain price and on time delivery.
Dickking Smith - 13/11/2012 | report this review
Ideal engines will do waht they say. they are the best in my opinion coz they dnt beat around the bush they fixed my Mitsubishi outlander's engine and it didnt cost me a fortune.Wkd ideal engines.
Irvine Welsh - 03/11/2012 | report this review
I found the guys at ideal engines very helpful and true to their words. They delivered on time and the engine was excellent. So far no complaints no leakage to my reconditioned BMW M6.
Oakes Jeannie - 31/10/2012 | report this review
I bought a BMW m5 engine from ideal engines. I came across there website while searching on the web and found their professionaly built website very helpful. They quoted me the cheapest price around and fitting was cheap too. The engine is running smoothly without any leakage.well done ideal engines.
Christopher Abani - 24/10/2012 | report this review
I took my car car to Ideal Engines after getting a quotation on fone to replace the engine with a reconditioned one, the new unit is a good runner. Would recommond them to friends and family and will use them again.
Jerry Ahern - 18/10/2012 | report this review
I was quoted £ 1295 for my Celica engine that included the fitting, itook my car and iit was done.great people, good service, will use them again.
Dan Addison - 16/10/2012 | report this review
this "dennis works for the company" so i some blag up review.... if u got any sence dont go to this company and do urself a favor and read up a bit more on reviews for ideal engines... i belive they trade under about four different company names.. assuming this is to dodge autorites and ex customes who they mugged off.. the engines they sell arent even recon just cleaned and rattle canned to look fresh.. they are all boged bottom end or head problems off another car. dont get mugged off and take it to a reputable garage.
dan mills - 04/04/2012 | report this review
I used this company to supply me with a reconditioned g/box for my 300zx. It was shipped to France & fitted by my Nissan agents, it would only select 3 gears.G/box removed & cheched the selector mechanism was put on back to front. G/box refitted sounded terrible bearings were shot & synchromesh did not exist, advised not to use the car. total cost inc g/box & garage £1500. Purchassed another unit from co in Derby shipped to France & fitted by Nissan agent, no problem good g/box; total cost inc fitting £1000. Ideal said they would compensate me,after one month of excuses i took out A CCJ awarded against them for £1500, impssible to action because they hide behind company names so it is impossible for bailiffs to act. This company have a history of name changes & winding up orders.This company import scrap from Japan & sell it as recon engines & g/boxes, they are dishonest & have obviously played this game before.
Bruce usherwood - 09/03/2012 | report this review
I purchased a 350z alternator in January, which was where the issues began, It took 2weeks to be delivered after the part 'went missing', furthermore when the part was finally delivered, the alternator arrived in a box that was too big for the part and one sheet of bubble wrap was placed at the bottom of the box which had no effect on the safe delivery. When the box was opened the part was actually in 7 pieces, with some of the outer casing lodged and rattling in the coil itself. On notification of the damaged part, the staff suggested I shake the part and then give it a go, i decided to go for a refund instead. The issues then increased as 'Ideal' requested a further Â£20 to pick the part up. When I explained i was happy to pay Â£10 for the part to be picked up given the way in which the alternator was wrapped. I was told to ring back later and see if this was an option. Prior to ringing Ideal back, i checked my bank statement for the amount that i paid, only to find that Ideal had charged me Â£108 instead of the Â£87 i had been quoted, when i brought this up with the receptionist, he laughed and said "well even if we charged more, you're getting a refund any way". indidentally when I requested to speak to the manager Antony, he was unavailable. Since this conversation I have contacted Ideal on a fortnightly basis requesting a explanation for having not received a refund, the responses ranging from "i'll get the boss to give you a call", "the guy in accounts isnt in today, he'll do it when he's next in", "my boss is on holiday for 2 weeks, ring in a few weeks" to the final response "My boss says he's done it, check in a few days". I have managed to speak to Antony on a couple of occasions, each time Antony tells me that the refund has been done and to check my account, to this date (15/06/2011) I have not received any of my money back, and the part is sat waiting to be picked up. for the last 2 weeks no-one has answered the phone or responded to any voicemails. It goes without saying, my experience of this company has been beyond apalling!!!
Oliver McClaren - 15/06/2011 | report this review
bought a reconditioned engine for my wrx from these guys 3 months ago, went and collected it myself to save a bit on shipping because they are close to me. took engine installed engine myself over a weekend, at first it would not start so i called them monday morning and spoke to one of their staff, after about 5 mins on the phone we figured out my original cam sensor was no longer working so i popped over and bought a replacement from them, once i replaced it the engine started and has been running well ever since. would be glad to reccomend to others as they were very helpful
Dennis Long - 04/04/2011 | report this review