Automotive Engine Mechanical Service (893 views)
Automotive Engine Mechanical Service
The engine is the heart of your vehicle making sure all of the gasoline you pumped into the tank is turned into mechancial energy necessary to make your vehicle move. The engine has two major parts: the cylinder head (the upper part) and the cylinder block (the lower part). If either of these parts are performing incorrectly, the engine will begin to shut down.
Wear and Maintenance
One of the most common causes of engine wear is improper vehicle operation and poor lubrication. Even waiting too long to have your oil and oil filter changed can pose negative effects to your car’s engine. After roughly 10-25,000 miles, lubricating properties in the oil you use will begin to deteriorate, causing an increase in friction and temperature within your engine, which will lead to premature wear. That’s why it’s so important to check your oil level carefully and frequently. You don’t want to be putting excess oil into your car due to an inaccurate reading of a dip-stick test, as having too much oil in your engine can also have negative effects such as leaks from your car’s oil pan gasket and crankshaft sealing.
Be sure that you are regulating your vehicle’s cooling fluid level as well, as low levels can result in engine overheating. If you’re unsure what steps you should take to properly up-keep your engine, or you are unfamiliar with how to check your levels, consult one of our technicians today. Having the proper lubricant levels could not only save you time and money, it could save the life of your engine.
Frequency of Service
If you aren’t sure how often you should have your engine serviced, consult your owner’s manual for more information. If you hear a loud knocking sound when driving or feel your car having a hard time starting up, please be sure to bring your car in to our shop for an evaluation. It’s much better to fix the problem before your vehicle’s engine gives out completely, and it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.