Engine Service

Why is regular engine maintenance important?

Regular engine maintenance is the single most important piece of maintenance that a car owner should stay on top of. Allowing motor oil to build up gunk, gaskets to leak, and the ignition to degrade will almost always decrease the lifespan of your vehicle if not cause catastrophic failure. These complete services are typically included in your “tune-up,” however certain services like oil changes may be required multiple times per year or based on your car’s mileage. When maintenance is ignored, it often causes a check engine light to appear on your dash.

Although a check engine light isn’t always due to a lack of maintenance, it is commonly caused from a domino effect of a lack of maintenance. For instance, if a driver doesn’t get a tune-up at scheduled maintenance intervals, they are risking certain correctable issues going unnoticed until it’s too late. A check engine light could be something as simple and easily fixable or a precursor to a large mechanical failure that could leave your car in the shop for a long time. When your check engine light is on, it’s imperative that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic like Lake City Auto Care.

Diesel vehicles have many mechanical differences to normal, unleaded gasoline vehicles that require a specialized diesel mechanic to fix and do maintenance. Luckily, Lake City Auto Care has an entire shop that specializes in diesel mechanics and large vehicle maintenance, such as RV’s, buses, and fleet vehicles.

Lake City Auto Care will check and make sure the following vehicle components that affect your engine are also in good shape:

  • Vapor canister filter
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Ignition wires
  • Ignition module
  • Ignition coil pack
  • Spark Plugs
  • Fuel pump
  • Engine sensors and electronic diagnostics
  • Emissions control system
  • Distributor cap and rotor
  • Crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve
  • Crankcase vent filter

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