FAQ

Aircraft Owner FAQs

Aircraft Owner FAQ

Finding and getting quotes from engine shops on your own will take hours and can be confusing with all of the options out there. The system we’ve set up saves you time and allows an easy comparison so you can make an educated decision from the most reputable shops out there. We try to talk with every customer to help them through the process.

Here’s why you’ll love using Overhaul Bids:

  • Submitting a request for quotes takes a minute or two and is free
  • You’ll get bids in a day or two. No waiting for someone to call you back and getting stuck on the phone with someone whose price is too high anyway.
  • You benefit from out unbiased support throughout the decision making process. We see more engine overhauls, repairs, and inspections than most shops and will help you understand differences in proposals.
  • With multiple quotes you can be sure you’re paying a fair rate for the repair or inspection that fits your needs
  • We have a hand-picked network of reputable shops and they know there’s zero tolerance for foul play

Give us a shot. Worst case scenario, you lose a few minutes of your time. Remember, it doesn’t cost anything. Odds are, you’ll love us because we’ve made the process so much easier for you.


The website is completely free to use for the aircraft owner.


You can submit any piston or turbine engine project that an engine repair shop would handle. This includes but isn’t limited to

  • Engine overhaul
  • Top overhaul
  • Prop strikes
  • Lightning strikes
  • Any engine repair
  • Any inspections
  • STC modifications
  • Removal or reinstallation of engine

Just click ‘get started’ on our home page and let the quotes roll in.


Absolutely! They are as real as you’d get on your own. But, with engine overhaul and major repair, there are 4 expenses that may or may not be paid in addition to the overhaul price that you see on the website. Check your shop’s proposal details for the following
1. Removal and reinstallation of engine
2. Shipping
3. Replacement Parts (if parts cannot be repaired/overhauled)
4. Major Component repair like case and crank (depends on condition and proposal details)
5. Sales Tax
If this post has created more anxiety and questions, give us a call at (317) 550-0030 or read our post about ‘Understanding Quotes and the Fine Print’.


Our goal is to get you at least 3 or 4 estimates in less than 2 business days.


We’ll call the police on you! :)

Just kidding, changing your mind is not a problem at all. Submitting a request for quotes is not a contractual obligation. You don’t pay any money until you pull the trigger on a payment and if you change your mind before any work is done, we’ll fully refund your money. We’re here to save you time and money, period.


Visit our learning center at the top of the page under ‘learn’. Also, our blog is a great place to browse or search by keyword.


Chances of this happening are slim. But if it does, we have a zero tolerance policy with respect to our shops. Our goal is to connect you with the best shops out there so if there are any shops that aren’t delivering the highest quality overhaul or repair, we don’t want them in our network. That said, we can get involved with any dispute between you and the repair shop and work resolve the issue as quickly as possible.


Because they’re smart. Shops use Overhaul Bids for a number of reasons but here’s the main three:

  • Customers On-Demand – No other business can give shops a pool of customers that they can draw from whenever they want. Some shops use this to level their production. Others use it to constantly boost output and productivity.
  • Risk Free – Shops Don’t have to pay anything until they have a customer in the door.
  • Reputation Credibility – No one believes testimonials on someone’s website but reviews on a third party site like Overhaul Bids are credible.

Two ways: 1) We get a small referral fee from the repair shop when you find and use them through our website and 2) We make money if you decide to upgrade your project for apples and apples quotes. But forget the money, our goal is to help you find a great shop that will do quality work at a fair price. If you want to know more about us, give us a call. We’d love to tell you more about our business.


No. Please pay them direct


Shops will only see information about your aircraft and engine. We will never provide your email, address, or phone number to any third party. Please see our privacy policy for more information.


Engine Shop FAQs

Engine Shop FAQ

Shops use Overhaul Bids for a number of reasons but here’s the main three:

  • Customers On-Demand – No other business can give shops a pool of customers that they can draw from whenever they want. Some shops use this to level their production. Others use it to constantly boost output and productivity.
  • Risk Free – Shops Don’t have to pay anything until they have a customer in the door.
  • Reputation Credibility – No one believes testimonials on someone’s website but reviews on a third party site like Overhaul Bids are credible.

Click here for more information.


It’s completely free to have a profile on the website. We have a small network of shops that are allowed to submit proposals on the website. These shops pay the website a small referral fee when they win a project.


Only the shops who are allowed to bid through the website can have this info on their profile.


Give us a call at (317) 550-0030 and let us know if you’re interested. We are always looking for more quality shops to be in our network.


No. We have a mix of certified and non-certified repair stations. All we ask is that you do most of your overhaul/repair processes in-house.


Yes. But, our main focus in the beginning is piston engine market.


No. Sorry if the name mislead you. Here’ you’ll find any piston or turbine engine project that an engine repair shop would handle. This includes but isn’t limited to

  • Engine overhaul
  • Top overhaul
  • Prop strikes
  • Lightning strikes
  • Any engine repair
  • Any inspections
  • STC modifications
  • Removal or reinstallation of engine