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Engine Repair

Your vehicle’s engine is the heart of its performance and reliability. Over time, various components of your vehicle, such as brakes, tires, batteries, alternators, starters, and air conditioning systems, will naturally wear out. However, by staying committed to factory-recommended maintenance, you can significantly delay the need for major engine repairs. 

Engine repair and maintenance offer a range of benefits, including:

Optimal Engine Performance: Regular maintenance ensures your engine operates at its peak performance, delivering power and efficiency.

Enhanced Engine Durability: Proper care extends the life of your engine, helping it withstand the test of time.

Safety Assurance: A well-maintained engine contributes to a safer driving experience, reducing the risk of sudden breakdowns.

Improved Fuel Efficiency: Timely engine maintenance can lead to better fuel economy and cost savings.

Effective Emissions Control: Regular engine maintenance helps minimize harmful emissions, benefiting the environment.

Manufacturers provide specific mileage or time-based intervals for engine-related maintenance tasks, including tune-ups, engine air filter changes, and coolant flushes. Driven Auto Care in Fremont, CA, is here to ensure your engine is well-maintained, providing expert engine repair services when needed

Most manufacturers recommend specific mileage or time intervals for tune-ups, engine air filter changes, cabin air filter changes, transmission flushes and filter changes, coolant flushes, and oil and filter changes.

The Importance of Factory-Recommended Auto Maintenance

Your vehicle is bound to require repairs at some point. Components like brakes, tires, batteries, alternators, starters, and air conditioning systems naturally wear out over time. However, by diligently following factory-recommended maintenance schedules, you can extend the lifespan of your vehicle’s engine and delay the need for major repairs. Maintenance also allows for the following:

  • Optimal performance
  • Durability
  • Safety
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Emissions control

Most manufacturers recommend specific mileage or time intervals for tune-ups, engine air filter changes, cabin air filter changes, transmission flushes and filter changes, coolant flushes, and oil and filter changes.

Common Engine Repair Services

In addition to factory-recommended maintenance, common auto repairs your engine might require include:

  • Timing Belt / Chain Replacement: The timing belt is not visible. It is under the timing cover at the front of the engine. It keeps the crankshaft and camshaft in time. Most manufacturers recommend replacing it from 40,000 to 70,000 miles. Timing chains generally last 100,000 to 120,000 miles.
  • Head Gasket Replacement: The head gaskets ride between the heads and the engine block. If you overheat your vehicle, you could easily blow a head gasket.
  • Valve Job: This is more common on high-performance vehicles. However, all vehicles could have valve seals wear out.
  • Engine Rebuild: If the piston rings are worn, you need to have the engine rebuilt. In some cases, not only are the piston rings worn, but the cylinder walls are worn and require boring. You could also have damage to the rods, rod bearings, and main bearings, especially if you let the engine oil get old or too low.
  • Cylinder Head Repair or Replacement: While this isn’t a common repair, it is more common if the manufacturer uses aluminum heads on cast blocks. When you overheat an engine, the heat fatigue points are different for cast and aluminum. It usually causes a blown head gasket but could warp the heads.
  • Camshaft Replacement: The camshaft is what opens the valves at the correct time. Over time, the camshaft lobes wear down, and the valves don’t fully open.
  • Fuel System Repairs: The fuel system includes the fuel pump, fuel injectors, and fuel lines. It depends on the engine control module and sensors to deliver the correct amount of fuel to the engine.
  • Cooling System Repairs: The cooling system consists of the cooling fan (electric or manual), radiator, water pump, and hoses. Any one of these components could fail at any time, though the water pump and hoses are the most common failures. The serpentine belt that turns the water pump also fails.
  • Oil and Fluid Leaks: Oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, and transmission fluid can all leak. Radiators, hoses, and pumps can all develop leaks. Rubber and plastic components become fatigued with the constant temperature changes and will fail after several years.
  • Engine Mount Replacement: The engine mounts hold the engine in place. They are made of metal and rubber. The rubber dampens the vibrations coming from the engine, plus protects it from bumps in the road. It takes a lot of pressure and will eventually wear out.
  • Engine Control Module, Sensors, and Senders: We can’t think of any electronic product that lasts forever, and that includes the electronics on vehicles. While it is not common for the engine control module to fail, it does happen. It is more common for sensors and wiring to fail.

Contact Driven Auto Care in Fremont, CA

When it’s time for engine maintenance/service or auto repair, contact Driven Auto Care at (510) 659-9718 for an appointment. We are conveniently located at 40931 Albrae St., Fremont, CA 94538.

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