Ford Engine Repair in Fairfield, CA
ENGINE REPAIRS IN FAIRFIELD
The engine is one of the most complex parts of your car since it contains many moving components. It's also one of the essential parts to keep well maintained. Without a working engine, getting anywhere fast will be a struggle. Here at Ford Fairfield, our team of auto technicians has the tools to fix any problem, ensuring your engine keeps running smoothly. Give us a call today at (707) 716-2144.
Performing engine repairs to a high standard requires extensive knowledge and advanced equipment. We've got both of these assets in abundance in our Fairfield service center. The cutting-edge technology we use allows our technicians to diagnose the problem and carry out repairs while our certified mechanics are trained to get the job done right.
Your engine is housed in a large structure known as the engine block. Inside, you find the cylinders and pistons that work together to produce the energy your vehicle needs to travel on city roads and at highway speeds. Depending on your engine's power, it will have a larger or smaller number of cylinders.
The transmission is a critical part of a functioning engine. Many vehicles have automatic transmissions, which contain a vast number of components that require specialist skills to repair.
Much of the work we perform on engines involves routine maintenance. First and foremost, we carry out regular oil changes. Changing your engine oil every 5,000-7,000 miles of driving is one of the best ways to keep your engine in good condition for longer. That's because a high-grade oil provides your engine's parts with protection against excessive wear and tear.
Running your car on old oil can cause severe damage to your engine, especially if the oil has broken down and no longer circulates as well around the moving parts.
Each oil changes gives our mechanics the opportunity to inspect your engine more generally to ensure it's working well. These routine inspections can help identify problems before they get serious, which can reduce your repair bill.
Another part of routine engine maintenance you should keep on top of is your coolant. Engine coolant has the crucial function of keeping the components at a safe temperature while they power your car.
Coolant can get contaminated over time, hindering its ability to flow unimpeded around your engine and keep it cool. Coolant can also leak due to a defective part or other damage. Getting your coolant levels checked by a professional regularly can guard against these problems going unnoticed.
ENGINE PARTS IN FAIRFIELD
When it comes to larger engine repair jobs, including a total engine rebuild, you'll need access to a broad range of parts. Luckily, our parts department can take care of that for you. Our extensive inventory of OEM and aftermarket parts allows us to supply our service center with the components they need to perform repairs in a timely manner.
Engine repairs usually involve replacing gaskets, valves, and seals. We also can supply cylinder heads, timing belts, and other engine components.
COMMON SIGNS OF ENGINE TROUBLE
There are several symptoms that should alert you that there's a problem with your engine. One of the most obvious issues is if your engine fails to start or only revs up after a delay when you turn the key or press your push-button start. Many potential issues can cause this problem to occur, including faulty wiring or a defective part. A quick inspection by one of our auto experts should uncover the reason for your trouble.
Another warning sign you should note is if your vehicle stalls unexpectedly. This alert is especially true if you're driving an automatic transmission. Vehicles with a manual transmission are more prone to stall under certain conditions, such as if the clutch isn't used correctly. However, automatic vehicles generally don't stall. If yours does, it might be due to a faulty engine.
A car with engine trouble may display other symptoms while you're on the go, such as unusual noises coming from under the hood. You may notice that the engine is straining more than usual or that it's making grinding or clicking sounds. Another warning of engine trouble is if your car shakes or vibrates while you're traveling along the road.
You can also detect engine trouble by monitoring your gas mileage. Just keep an eye on the odometer and take a note of each time you have to fill up your gas tank. If you notice that your fuel efficiency is dropping, this can indicate an engine problem. For example, it may be the case that your engine is overheating, causing it to burn more fuel to power your truck or SUV.
No matter how carefully you drive and how much you pay attention to warning signs, engine issues sometimes can only be detected by specialist equipment. We're very proficient at using engine diagnostic technology to identify the root of your vehicle's engine issues and propose the best solution to put things right.
Our engine diagnostics can also prove valuable following a collision. We can identify damage that may not be immediately apparent and develop a plan to repair a badly damaged unit. We'll put together a detailed quote that breaks down the cost of the repairs. If you're making an insurance claim, we'll ensure that you receive the necessary documentation of the work we performed.
CONVENTIONAL VERSUS SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL
Conventional motor oil is called standard motor oil and has been around since the beginning as a traditional engine lubricant. If your Ford runs on conventional motor oil, you should be changing it based on the manufacturer's recommendation, which is between 3,000 and 7,500 miles. It's produced using crude petroleum with additives to improve the resistance to thermal breakdown and extend the life of the oil itself.
Synthetic motor oil is artificial and does not contain natural petroleum. It's made using chemical synthesis and mimics the lubricative product of conventional motor oil but is a smaller molecule that helps improve viscosity. It contains additives to help with the breakdown in extreme heat conditions. Ford vehicles that take synthetic motor oil will need their oil changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
GET YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED AT FORD FAIRFIELD
Now that you can see how vital a well-maintained engine is, we hope you'll trust our auto technicians here at Ford Fairfield to look after your vehicle's needs. Whether you'd like to schedule a routine inspection, or you have a more serious problem that you'd like our certified mechanics to take a look at, we've got you covered.
SIf you have any questions about our engine repair services or service center, don't hesitate to contact us today. Alternatively, you can drop by our Fairfield dealership to talk to one of our knowledgeable technicians in person. Call us today at (707) 716-2144.