Common Vehicle Engine Repairs

The engine of the vehicle is essential for its performance and you need to carry out regular maintenance and repairs to make sure that your vehicle keeps running smoothly. In this article, we will go through some of the common repairs that engines are subjected to.

Whenever your engine experiences an issue,

It is always best to take your vehicle to the local car mechanic so they can find the root cause and come up with a solution. But before you choose a mechanic, make sure to research those in your local area so that you can choose an experienced and knowledgeable professional in the field. You can also check whether they have experience when it comes to the make and model of your vehicle so that they will be familiar with some of the common faults. One of the common vehicle engine repairs you will come across is replacing a worn out timing belt or chain. These are used to synchronise the movement of the camshaft and crankshaft of the engine. But with time, these can wear out and this will cause incorrect timing. It is important to replace them in time as it will lead to engine failure if a timing belt is to snap while the engine is still running. The replacement interval for the timing belts in your vehicle will be specified by the manufacturer but make sure to inspect them routinely.               

The combustion process within the engine is contained using the cylinder head gaskets.

These will create a seal. But if the gasket is worn out or damaged, there are a few issues that can come up such as leaking of coolant, the engine oil becoming contaminated and overheating of the engine. In this situation, you will need to replace the cylinder gasket head. And this is a repair that requires a high level of expertise and precision as you will need to disassemble a large portion of the engine. Sometimes, gasket failure can cause damage to the engine which will require a more comprehensive repair. There is are a lot of valves, combustion chambers and valve springs in the cylinder head but these components can wear out with time which can have an effect on the engine performance. The cylinder head needs to be disassembled when reconditioning it and the mechanic will inspect the parts to identify which ones need replacement. Some of the repairs that will be carried out afterwards will be valve resurfacing and guide replacement.

There are also

Major engine repairs such as an engine rebuild where the entire engine is disassembled and reassembled. This is done to address multiple issues. If you are experiencing a drop in the efficiency or performance of the engine, this is one repair that can be carried out especially if this drop in performance is caused by multiple factors. Once the parts are disassembled, worn out components can be replaced and the mechanic will stick to manufacturer’s specifications when reassembling the engine. This is a great way to extend the life of the engine.