Regular Engine Maintenance

Cars are complex machines that require a plethora of important parts to run. Each one has a specific function, and if it is unable to perform it, the whole vehicle will be affected. Your vehicle’s engine is obviously an integral piece; if it isn’t working properly, you won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Proper engine maintenance prevents your engine from overheating on the road or cutting out at a traffic light. When it comes to your vehicle’s safety and the safety of those within, a badly operating engine is a major concern.

Though the engine appears to be a single part, this is not the case. Numerous components work together in an engine to help it transmit energy. An engine transmits energy with the help of numerous components. Regular engine maintenance is recommended by Quality Star Imports & Domestic to avoid future problems and financial costs for your vehicle.

Regular Cleaning

Keeping your engine clean of trash, dust, and grime is critical. Filters can become clogged over time, leaves and dirt can blow beneath the hood, and insects can enter your car. The grease that coats your engine traps heat, making it harder for it to cool down properly.

To clean the exterior of your engine, your mechanic will most likely use or prescribe a degreaser. Debris and dust around the case can also be removed with a vacuum tool. Fortunately, the way your engine is constructed keeps the majority of the debris that enters your car away from the engine’s operating components. However, if you hear strange noises, smell strange aromas, or see smoke coming from your engine area, you should go in for repairs immediately.

Spark Plug Maintenance and Replacement

Your spark plug should be cleaned on a regular basis to keep dirt and grime out of the combustion chamber. To do so, your mechanic will remove the plug lead, clean the area surrounding it, remove the plug, and clean any buildup, dirt, or dust using a specific cleaner and brush. This is a minor task, but it can make a significant difference in your engine’s overall performance.

Sufficient Lubrication

Because an engine has so many moving parts, it’s critical to maintain proper lubrication at all times. Otherwise, the friction created by these moving parts will rub and grind against one another, causing damage. This damage is sometimes irreversible, necessitating the replacement of one or more parts before your engine can run correctly again.

To reduce friction and damage to your car, your mechanic will make sure that your crankshaft, piston rings, and cylinder walls are correctly lubricated. This is also an excellent opportunity for your mechanic to inspect seals in various components of the engine to ensure that everything is working properly for a smooth ride.

Oil Change

It’s a relatively straightforward procedure, but many people put it off until it’s too late. An oil change can make a significant difference in the performance of your engine and your car as a whole. Your oil might get unclear, murky, and sticky over time, which prevents your engine from getting the most out of its lubricating system. To get the most out of your engine, you need to regularly change and examine your oil. Call Quality Star Imports & Domestic today for an oil change!

Schedule an Appointment

The greatest thing you can do if you spot a problem with your engine is to schedule an appointment with your mechanic. An unaddressed engine problem will only inflict more harm. What started out as a simple fix could end up necessitating the replacement of numerous parts and pieces.

Contact us today for more information on engine repair, preventative maintenance, or any of our other vehicle services. We prioritize our clients’ safety at Quality Star Imports & Domestic. We work hard to give high-quality service every time we work on your vehicle. Visit our blog to learn more about preventative maintenance and why it’s so important. Schedule an appointment with one of our qualified mechanics today.