Empire Performance Engineering Core Return Policy

What is a core charge?

A core charge is a refundable charge that makes the auto-part rebuilding industry possible. Without core charges, there would be no rebuilt parts available, leaving customers to pay the exorbitant cost of new parts, which would be even higher without the competition of rebuilt / remanufactured parts.

When will my core charge be refunded?

We try to refund core charges within 3 business days of receiving the core. It may take a few extra days for your credit card company to apply the credit to your account. PLEASE be sure to pack your cores carefully so they are not damaged in return shipment. It is also important to insure your cores in case of damage or loss, and to retain the tracking number.

What are the core criteria?

If you have any questions about your cores, please contact us.

  • Must fill out core form and place in return package.
  • Cores must be in a condition representative of normal use.
  • Cores that would NOT be acceptable are those that were in a fire, have been left outside in the weather and are rusted internally, or are physically broken.
  • Cores must not be disassembled or have been disassembled.

How should I ship the core?

  • After installing the new / rebuilt item, simply put OLD ITEM / UNIT back in the original shipping box. Please drain off oil or fuel if possible. Wrap in sturdy plastic bag if needed.
  • Ship via your own preferred method.

How long do I have to return my cores?

We allow 30 days from the date you receive the item to the date we receive the core for a full refund. After 30 days, no core charges will be refunded.

Shipping Care Suggestion

When shipping injectors to us we suggest wrapping each individual injector in either bubble wrap or thick foam. Once they are all in the box make sure to add padding as needed to make sure the injectors do not shake during transit. If you shake the box and hear any rattling it needs to be repackaged. This will help insure that there will be no expensive damage done to the injectors.