The engine is what makes a Car, a Car. It serves as the heart of your vehicle. The engine’s job is to convert fuel into energy by combining and igniting the proper mixture of fuel and air. It then turns the energy into the rotary force used to accelerate the vehicle.
Engine repairs are complex; you want a mechanic you know you can trust. At Koester Automotive and Collision Center, we handle all minor or major engine repairs, using the best quality parts. Similar to the transmission, the engine consists of multiple moving parts. Modern engines are fitted with monitoring sensors providing feedback during diagnostic checks to determine which parts of the engine are misfiring. Our mechanics use that data to not only give you the most accurate diagnosis possible, but to implement the correct solution as well. This saves you time and money by getting your engine repair services done right the first time.
We will carefully monitor your engine’s condition with our routine maintenance services. This is the key to extending your engine’s road-life. You want an efficient engine that works smarter not harder, meaning you maintain fuel efficiency and avoid unnecessary wear-and-tear.
If you suspect you have a problem with your vehicle’s engine, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We won’t just repair your engine; we will take steps to increase the lifespan of your engine with proper maintenance. Our goal is to help to keep your vehicle’s engine working at peak performance. Our technicians understand the importance of quality engine repairs. We will give your engine repairs the time, care, and respect your vehicle deserves. You can rest assured knowing that when you come to Koester Automotive and Collision Center you are receiving the best quality engine repair services possible.
Signs your engine needs to be serviced:
Chugging: This is a big sign that repairs are needed, and if the engine seems to be making odd sounds, racing, or even vibrating, give us a call immediately.
Smoke under the hood: Smoke coming from under the hood can mean many things. However, if your temperature gauge is climbing and there is smoke, your car needs immediate engine service.
Exhaust Smoke: Exhaust smoke may result from oil leaking from the engine and on to the heated parts below. A burning smell when the car is smoking, it is a clear indication that your engine needs to be serviced.
Leaks: While some fluid leaks are common, if your vehicle is leaking a darker reddish color toward the front, it may be engine oil. It is imperative to get your engine serviced as soon as possible.
Our Engine Repair Services Include:
Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car’s ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate.
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle’s fuel injection system is maintained properly.
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car.
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven’t been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems.
Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated.
Koester Automotive and Collision Center is a full-service auto repair shop providing expert automobile services for foreign & domestic cars
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