When you take your car, truck, or van to the local auto repair shop, the last thing you want to hear your mechanic say is, “It’s the engine.” Engine repair can be costly and time-intensive. Fortunately, most engine problems are easily avoidable. You just need to know what to avoid.
What are the most common causes of engine issues?
- Failing to Change Oil and Oil Filters: When you forget (or neglect) to change your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, your engine suffers. Check your owner’s manual for the specific mileage requirements for your car.
- Overheating: If your car ever starts to overheat, pull over and turn off the engine. Call your local mechanic right away. Potential issues include: improper coolant levels, a cracked head or blown gasket, a faulty thermostat, and dirty coolant fluid. The only way to know for sure what is plaguing your engine is to have it looked at by a professional mechanic.
- Catalytic Converter Failure: The catalytic converter is responsible for cleaning emissions from the tailpipe. Potential issues include: a leak caused by rust or corrosion, and internal plugging caused by excessive carbon buildup
Most engine problems, like the ones mentioned above, are easily avoidable with proper routine maintenance and service checks. So do the right thing for your car and your wallet; bring your vehicle to Auto Stop Limited today! We specialize in affordable car engine repair for all makes and models of cars and trucks. We also specialize in diagnosing potential issues due to check engine lights and service light warnings. Best of all, all of our work 100% guaranteed!