Car Engine Maintenance
We can do things to help our cars run better and stack the deck a bit in our favor. For example, cleanliness helps engines run better, which is a major reason why routine oil changes are crucial. Regular inspection and replacement of the air filter, oil filter, and fuel filter provide an important line of defense to protecting your engine. Additionally, tune-ups are important to ensure your powertrain is operating at its full capacity. During this service, our team will check the condition of the spark plugs, spark plug wires, air and fuel filters, fuel lines, belts and hoses, and distributor cap and rotor. If replacement is needed for a component, we are happy to supply it. Furthermore, we can also perform complete diagnostics if your check engine light has recently come on or if we need a more in-depth analysis of your powertrain.
What Causes Problems in the Engine?
There’s no getting around the laws of physics; engines, with all their moving parts, will always be prone to wear. Part of getting the most out of your vehicle is keeping engine wear at bay, and by extension, the need for engine repair. Mind you that we’re not asking you to do it yourself, especially since engine wear takes many forms — some of which aren’t always easy to diagnose, much less to fix. The most common types of engine wear fall into four categories: abrasive, adhesive, corrosive, and fatigue. Wear is common and expected in a system of this magnitude. However, if it’s cared for promptly, that wear can lead to expensive engine repairs later on. No matter what your engine needs — an oil change, a new fuel filter, and much more — you’ll find it here.
What Are the Signs of a Bad Engine?
You may be wondering what symptoms to look out for when it comes to engine problems, and we’re here to help you out. The check engine light on in your dashboard is a surefire indicator that something is not quite right. Our certified team and diagnostics equipment will be able to sort out the problem in no time and get you on track for professional engine repair. Additional symptoms are tailored more to performance, such as a slow crank when you start the car, a knocking or pinking noise while in operation, and rough idling. If your car is consistently stalling, that is a tell-tale sign of an engine issue. A decrease in gas mileage or loss of power may be harder to distinguish but equally important.