Engine Maintenance, Repair & Replacement

The engine is perhaps the most complex component of your vehicle. Within the engine, an arrangement of electrical systems, complicated mechanical systems, belts, chains and seals work together under extremely high temperatures. Keeping your vehicle’s engine well-tuned is essential to ensuring it stays in top shape and won’t require costly repairs in the future.

Routine Engine Maintenance

The make and model of your vehicle will determine how frequently its engine needs to be checked. Preventive engine maintenance typically should be scheduled every 60,000 miles to 100,000 miles. But an annual check of components that can affect the function of the engine can help you avoid major issues down the road. Our mechanics will inspect and replace these components, as needed, to make sure your vehicle’s engine runs smoothly:

  • Spark plugs
  • Fuel pump
  • Oil and oil filter
  • Emissions control systems Ignition coil
  • Ignition module
  • Crank case filter and value

Signs of Engine Trouble

It’s best to follow manufacturer’s guidelines for the maintenance of your vehicle. However, here are several signs that engine repairs may be in your vehicle’s future:

  • Loss of power
  • Engine knocking
  • A lit check engine light on the dashboard Engine stalling
  • Exhaust odor
  • Decrease in gas mileage
  • Strange noises coming from the engine Smoke coming from under the hood

Wilmington NC Mechanic

Our local automotive repair experts can help you with any questions you have about your engine or possible signs of engine trouble. Please visit one of our locations if you are in need of engine maintenance or repairs. Or you may schedule an appointment with one of our Wilmington, NC mechanics.