One of the most costly repairs in the automotive industry is engine replacement. Fortunately, with proper routine maintenance, you can usually avoid this expensive problem and maintain a functioning engine. If you experience a squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or driving, poor acceleration, you notice an oil leak or coolant leak, your check engine light comes on, a smell of burnt rubber or oil, or if your engine is overheating, you could have a problem with the engine. Your engine consists of hundreds of moving parts which include electrical systems working with complex mechanical components. You should not ignore these warning signs and have your vehicle inspected.
Seals, gaskets, and belts in the engine area are susceptible to wear and become hardened and dry, causing them to not seal properly or break. These components should be inspected routinely because if one of these fails or breaks, you could be looking at engine damage that may cost well into the thousands to repair.
With regular engine maintenance, you can prolong the life of your engine and its components. Regular maintenance includes routine oil changes, belt replacement, spark plug replacement, air and fuel filter replacement, coolant flushes, and routine inspections. With every oil change at Heavensent Automotive, you will receive a free thorough inspection of your vehicle and these important engine components.
When it comes to long-term engine maintenance, replacing the timing belt and water pump is one the most important services you should have performed. Your timing system ensures that your engine’s valves open and close at the right time. Over time, these components wear down or begin to fail. If the timing belt breaks, your engine will most likely have major damage.
You can avoid costly repairs with preventative maintenance.