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Engine Repair in Sparks, NV

Engine Repair

No matter what kind of vehicle it is, preventive maintenance is essential to keep it working.

The most basic maintenance service that must be performed on your auto repair to keep your engine reliable is to change your engine oil and oil filter. Skipping this step may cause expensive and stressful repairs later on. Maintaining your engine in peak condition and attending to any repairs on time can prolong the life of your vehicle. A properly maintained engine will last longer.

With something as important as car engine repair, trust the experts at Automotion Service and Repair. For nearly a century, our skilled technicians have been servicing automotive engines.

How to know if your engine needs repairing?

When the engine needs maintenance or repair, it will alert you as follows:

  • Knocking noise
  • Increased exhaust smoke
  • Decreased performance
  • Rough idle
  • Check Engine Light is on

Engine repair services at Automotion

We offer several engine repairs services, including:

Oil Change

Oil is the only thing that drives an automobile; the engine needs to run. For most cars, it’s essential to use multi-grade, low-viscosity, fully synthetic engine oil that minimizes friction, lubricates metallic parts, and promotes fuel economy.

When an oil filter or oil change is performed, the sump plug has to be removed to drain the oil. Changing the oil filter and the sump plug is essential after clearing the oil filter from the engine. Once the oil level has been refilled to the correct level, the engine can usually be started.

Engine Tune Up

Nowadays, most engines have platinum or iridium-tipped spark plugs that have an expected life of up to 100,000 miles.

However, those estimates are based on laboratory testing, which does not take into account driving conditions. When you change your engine, it will greatly reduce the strain old worn-out spark plugs put on parts of your ignition system like ignition coils, control modules, and spark plug wires. Corrosion accumulates in steel spark plugs that are screwed into aluminum engines. These two dissimilar metals, coupled with a lot of heat and combustion chamber gasses, increase the likelihood that some damage could occur when the spark plugs are left in the engine for 100,000 miles and more.

Timing Belt

Most vehicles come with rubber timing belts similar to those used on your alternator or air conditioner but heavier to handle the strain your engine puts on them. The timing belt in your car keeps the camshaft and valves in sync with the pistons. If the piston breaks or slips, it can collide with the valves, causing damage to these critical components. Timing belts are cheaper to replace before they break so preventive maintenance will save you a great deal of money. Pay for costly engine repairs or choose affordable engine maintenance.

Water Pump

A water pump circulates engine coolant antifreeze to keep internal combustion engines cool and within an acceptable temperature range in today’s automobiles. If your car has a timing belt, we recommend replacing the water pump at the same time as the belt since the water pump is usually hidden and powered by the belt. Generally, we are able to detect a leak in a water pump before it completely fails on engines with a timing chain, however. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians inspect your vehicle every 3,000 miles and find what most quick lube jockeys may miss.

At AutoMotion Service and Repair, engine repair is quick and straightforward. Our thoroughly trained technicians are here to give your vehicle a longer life and the full services that you can trust. We will do everything to keep your car in great shape. Contact us for more information or book an appointment today.

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