Taking care of your engine is essential to the life of your vehicle, and your wallet. Minor engine problems can be repaired relatively easy and at a reasonable price, but engine problems that persist could lead to major repairs or the replacing of the engine altogether.
The best way to keep your vehicle’s engine healthy for a long time is to keep an eye out for oil leaks in the driveway or while on the road. Some common oil leak locations are valve cover gaskets, cylinder head gasket, intake gasket, cam or crank shaft seats, and oil cooler lines. An ASE-certified technician like Auto Doctors will locate and repair the oil leak to prevent any damage to the engine.
Other problems associated with engine failure could be low compression, valve train damage, faulty or clogged fuel injector, cracked or worn out spark plugs, or a defective ignition coil.
The best way to maintain a healthy engine is to perform scheduled preventative maintenance on the vehicle. This includes a yearly tune-up, and an oil change once every three months or 3,000 miles.