Cardone provides remanufactured automotive parts, from vintage to current-model applications, for 49 different product lines, using its expertise in mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic technology. The remanufactured products are typically priced 30-50% lower than new, thus allowing OE dealer repair rates to be more competitive and still remain profitable. Remanufacturing is adaptable between small- and large-scale production runs, so replacement unit costs remain consistently low throughout the entire product life cycle. Since the remanufactured unit is the original unit, it already fits and functions precisely on the vehicle. Reverse engineering provides the company with insight into how and why the original units fail, so its engineers can implement design improvements where applicable. Remanufacturing saves 80% of the energy and material it takes to make new products, and it keeps cores out of scrap yards. In 2008 alone, the firm remanufactured over 64,000 tons of used car parts.