Lansing Engine Maintenance and Repair
How well you take care of your engine can significantly affect the overall lifespan of your car. The keener you are with timely repairs and services, the longer your car is going to remain in good condition. Therefore, you need to ensure that preventive engine maintenance services, such as oil changes, are performed regularly, and any engine repairs are performed by qualified professionals. At Vision Tire & Auto, we have highly experienced ASE certified mechanics, who have the necessary experience and technical know-how to help you keep your engine running efficiently.
How We Can Help You Diagnose A Check Engine Light
If your check engine light is on, it is simply telling you that something is wrong. However, this doesn't tell you exactly what the issue is. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap, or it could be a more serious issue, such as engine misfiring or even a problem with the transmission. Therefore, although the check engine light does not tell you to pull over and call a mechanic right away, it signals that something is wrong and that you need to visit an auto shop as soon as possible for diagnostics and repairs. If you have a “flashing check engine light” (a check engine light that is blinking on an off) that is a warning to pull over and not drive the vehicle. A vehicle with a flashing check engine light has an issue that may be causing permanent damage to the catalytic converter and should be towed to a repair facility specializing in drivability diagnostics and repair. At Vision Tire and Auto, our ASE certified technicians can diagnose and repair your check engine light and get you back on the road!
At our auto shop, we have an experienced team of engine experts, who understand what to look for and what to do when you come to us with an engine problem. We also have highly advanced diagnostic equipment, and you can count on us to diagnose the problem within the shortest time possible and with the highest levels of accuracy.
What Does Proper Engine Maintenance Entail?
There are several preventive maintenance measures that you should take to keep your engine running optimally and avoid expensive engine repairs. Some of them include:
- Changing the oil regularly
- Keeping your coolant clean and at the recommended PH level
- Keeping your transmission and driveline fluids clean
- Rotating tires and adjusting you tire pressure
- Checking and lubricating your suspension
- Checking wheel alignment
- Keeping your Power Steering fluid clean
- Changing the air and the fuel filters regularly
- Checking and changing the belts regularly
- Replacing spark plugs and wires regularly
- Avoiding driving on reserve fuel
Signs and Symptoms of Engine Problem
Some of the common telltale signs that should tell you that your engine could be in trouble include:
- Check engine light is on
- Reduced engine performance
- Increased exhaust fumes
- Rough Idle
- Knocking noise
- Oil consumption
- Increased fuel consumption
- Overheating or higher than normal temperature
As you can see, keeping your car performing optimally means that you need to subject the engine to regular maintenance and timely repair. If you need engine repair in Lansing, MI, bring your vehicle to Vision Tire & Auto today! Give us a call or schedule your next visit using our online appointment form.