An engine replacement can be one of the costliest repairs you can do for your car. It’s the last resort, the final choice. Christian Brothers Automotive locations perform many every month. And almost all of them could have been prevented with better preventative maintenance.
Engines are made to run. They are a modern marvel. High temperatures, hundreds of moving parts, electrical systems working alongside complicated mechanical systems and more. And they’re all operating at thousands of repetitions per minute while you sit in a comfortable seat with the radio and air conditioner to keep you cool and relaxed. It’s amazing how tough and resilient engines can be when they’re properly maintained.
Timing belts and timing chains are the most common major engine service. They should be checked every 60,000 miles and again at 100,000 miles (some manufacturers recommend 105,000 miles).
Oil leaks are a clear indicator of an engine in need of service. Oil leaks are almost always the direct result of poor maintenance. Seals become hard and dry and don’t protect against fluid loss. Leaks like this can lead to catastrophic engine failures.
A clean engine is a happy engine. Make sure you get fluid flushes and fuel injection cleanings as recommended by the manufacturer. Christian Brothers can tell you for sure when your car is due.
Tune-ups may be a good resource for your vehicle. Like all other Christian Brothers Automotive repair services, it comes with a 12 month/ 12,000 mile warranty.
A tune-up means different things for different cars, but, usually, it involves spark plug replacement, spark plug wire inspection, setting the timing belt or timing chain, a thorough, diagnostic inspection of engine parts and the replacement of air filters and fuel filters where applicable.
Your engine is a complex machine and other components will break down occasionally. Christian Brothers Automotive can provide repair service for your car’s ignition systems, ignition wires, crank case, fuel pump, water pump, sensors (including oxygen sensor, sometimes referred to as an O2 sensor), distributor cap and rotor and more.
A properly maintained vehicle is a fuel efficient vehicle. Proper preventative maintenance can significantly increase your fuel mileage. Stop by your neighborhood Christian Brothers and ask the service team about fluid flushes, fuel system cleaning services, fuel injection cleanings and other auto repair services to keep your car fuel efficient. Gas mileage is important. Get the most miles per gallon by keeping your engine properly serviced.
I would highly recommend the services from Christian Brothers Automotive in Garland. I recently had timing chain replacement done there (a very big job, required engine removal). Not only did they complete when they said they would but also the final price was actually lower than their initial estimated cost. Kelly the service technician was excellent. Thanks Christian Brothers. I will be back.
Stephen S. – Customer at the Christian Brothers Automotive location in Garland, TX
Please take your car here! Because of Lenny and his staff, I have a daughter who is now driving safe! With a thorough once over they found a cracked engine mount that could have caused a serious accident down the road. I highly recommend taking your car or truck her for service, as they are honest, fair and a charge a fair price for what they do for you. Honestly, we were very fortunate and grateful for what they found.
Tom G. – Customer at the Christian Brothers Automotive location in Hebron, TX
Christian Brothers Auto in Garland not only provided a quick and precise analysis of the engine problem our minivan had, but they only took two days to replace the engine and rack and pinion! It runs great! We had thought about getting a new car instead of fixing the old, but we have no regrets with letting Christian Brothers Automotive help us practice lessons from Dave Ramsey! No car payment! Fix the old car!
Mark C. – Customer at the Christian Brothers Automotive location in Garland, TX