Keeping your engine healthy is just as important to us as it is to you. When you see the “Check Engine” light illuminated on your dashboard, you’re probably hit with a strike of fear and anxiety, wondering what on Earth could possibly be wrong with your car. In cases like these, it is important to get your car checked out as soon as possible, as it could mean anything, and being proactive about your cars health is better than waiting or assuming that everything is ‘probably okay’. Taking care of your car’s engine gives it a better chance of lasting for the long haul. Here at Kearney Mesa Automotive, we perform engine repairs and check-ups to keep you worry-free on the open road. 

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Engine Repair Services

Skilled technicians at Kearney Automotive have been servicing the engines of both domestic and foreign vehicles for over 30 years. When you come to us with your engine problems, we will provide a standard tune-up that includes a complete inspection of the engine and its components, the professional installation of spark plugs, idle and timing setting, and engine part warranty. Engine maintenance covers a wide range of services, like oil changes, ignition wires, emissions control system, crankcase vent filters, and ignition wires. If your car is a mystifying enigma to you, our experts will explain what’s going on under the hood and explain their engine care process. When you come to Kearney Mesa Automotive, your car is in good hands, and your engine will leave in great shape.

Symptoms of a Potential Engine Problem

Most people are unfamiliar with their cars, and while that’s fine for the most part, it’s still good to know some symptoms that indicate engine problems. Keep an eye out for smoke coming from your tailpipe, low compression, oil infiltrating the radiator, and more commonly, knocking or tapping sounds. Engine problems are usually born from the wear and tear caused from mileage, excessive overheating, and poor maintenance. A good rule-of-thumb to remember is: if it looks, smells, sounds, or feels like trouble, get it checked out. 

Preventative Maintenance

Tune-ups to your car’s engine is always recommended whenever you feel like there might be something wrong with your engine’s performance. It’s a great way to make sure that you are in control of the well-being of your car and are aware of everything going on inside of it. The parts within your vehicle are all inter-related, meaning that if one part isn’t functioning correctly, it is negatively affecting the other parts around it, and holistically, speeding up the aging and degradation process of your engine. To avoid costly breakdowns, you can do things like 

  • Reading your owners manual and inspecting your car
  • Getting your oil changed regularly
  • Checking the coolant and other fluids
  • Checking your battery for proper performance

Check-ups done by skilled professionals, like the ones at Kearney Mesa Automotive, also catch potential issues before they become expensive problems that will inevitably have to be fixed in the future. While many people are capable of inspecting their vehicles on their own, consulting a professional is always your best bet. For quality and experienced car service and engine repair you can trust, call Kearney Mesa Automotive today!