Engine maintenance is extremely important to keep your car or truck operating like new. The maintenance also impacts how long your vehicle’s engine lasts. Your engine is the heart of your vehicle. So you should take care of it, like you take care of your heart. At Agape Auto Service we offer many repairs, and engine maintenance services. Today we will be discussing some of the services we provide, as well as some warning signs you should look out for, and just general engine knowledge for vehicle owners.
First, we will discuss one of the most common issues, dirt and debris in your engine.
It is well known that gasoline is what provides our vehicle’s engines power, and that it is a very vital and essential part of our automobiles. But another benefit of gasoline is that while it is on its route to the combustion chamber, it acts also as a solvent that removes dirt and debris from both the intake port, and intake valve.
This dirt and debris can form a lot quicker than you might think, to be more specific, roughly within 20,000 to 25,000 miles, and it can actually cause serious issues to not only your car, but also to the economy because your automobile’s intake valve is unable to properly close.
If you discover that your engine has dirt and debris we recommend having it serviced and cleaned.
Another very common issue is your engine becoming too hot.
Technology is always advancing, especially in our vehicles. With these advances and new needs of more modern vehicles, the engines run much hotter than previous versions. For reference, older vehicles usual temperature is around 180 degrees Fahrenheit. More modern and advanced vehicles usual temperature is 210 degrees but can be much hotter. Even with the advanced products like year-round coolants that are being designed to combat this, the modern vehicles engines are still much too hot.
If your engine is getting increasingly hot, we highly recommend that you come and see one of our highly experienced auto service technicians.
The third common issue we will be sharing with you today is your check engine light coming on.
If your vehicles check engine light, which also may commonly be referred to as the malfunction indicator lamp or service engine soon light, lights up while you’re driving. We highly recommend that you make an appointment to a highly experience Maryland auto service shop as soon as possible to have it properly diagnosed and repaired. In the Maryland area, Agape Auto Service technicians use the most modern and efficient equipment in auto diagnostic technology to properly assess exactly why the engine light is illuminated. It could potentially be something as simple as a broken wire, however, it could also be something much more complex and potentially even dangerous, such as a faulty sensor. This issue unfortunately isn’t something any code reader or mechanic from the internet can properly diagnose or tell you, not even this website.
Depending on what is causing your vehicle to fail, continuing to drive with the engine light flashing is especially not recommended, because this shows the fault may possibly be causing both expensive and collateral damage to the catalytic converters. Which costs you not only money but also time, and in many instances, transportation as well.
Other general issues can include, but aren’t limited to:
- Gas Mileage Drop-off
- Noises Galore
- Engine Stalling
- Engine Continues to Run after Ignition is Turned Off
- Rough Running Engine
Now that we’ve discussed some of the common issues you should be aware of, lets discuss some of the parts that we can help service for you:
- Check Engine Light
- Fuel Injection
- Ignition Wires & Cables
- Oil, Lube, and Filter
- Spark Plugs
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your fuel system or engine or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.
If you’re still asking yourself “Why should I choose your shop?” Well here are a few advantages of using our business.
- Fast – same day service, always our goal.
- Honest – do only the work necessary.
- Professional – ASE Certified Master Technicians.
- On Site Owner – you can talk to.
- Priced Right – highly competitive pricing for the most respected service in town.
- Convenient – free courtesy rides.
- Extended Warranty Work – encouraged and accepted.
- 100% Customer Satisfaction – our most important goal.
- No Surprises – on your bill. All prices must be approved by you before any work is done.
- Work Done Right – the first time.