Engine Repair Houston
If your vehicle spews an alarming amount of smoke from its tailpipe, consumes bottle after bottle of oil, knocks and taps whenever it’s running regardless of the speed, then you need to start thinking about where you can go to get trustworthy and reliable auto engine repair and maintenance before the whole system goes up in smoke.
Luckily, trustworthy and reliable Houston auto engine repair and maintenance is only a phone call away. Our company was built and continues to thrive on excellent, transparent automotive repair and maintenance services. To speak to a member of our staff about your current car troubles, please give us a call. We will work with you to assess the problem and make sure that you aren’t putting yourself or other motorists at risk when you’re behind the wheel.
Don’t wait until the “check engine” light burns itself out before you get the necessary auto engine repair and maintenance your vehicle needs. Call us today.
Common Engine Problems
It doesn’t matter how old your car is, how far you have driven it, or who manufactured it, engine repair and maintenance is a reality all car owners will have to face sooner or later. While regular professional maintenance can help reduce the risk of your engine breaking down, it’s never guaranteed.
In all of our years in the engine repair business, here are some of the most common engine problems we encounter regularly.
Engine Won’t Start
If your engine won’t start, it might mean:
- Low or dead battery
- Corroded or loose battery cables
- Ignition switch failure
- Fuel pump is defective
- Clogged fuel filter
- Starter motor relay failure
If the engine clicks but doesn’t crank, then it’s typically a battery issue. If it cranks but doesn’t start, then it is usually a sign that there is a problem with the fuel or ignition systems.
An overheating engine is most likely due to low coolant levels. Frequent overheating can cause serious and pricey damage to engines. If your engine continues to overheat regardless of how much coolant you are putting in to it, it might mean:
- Coolant system is leaking or damaged
- Faulty thermostat
- Cooling fan is malfunctioning
- Broken radiator hose
- Defective radiator cap
A cracked head or blown head gasket may also be causing your engine to overheat. White exhaust smoke is usually an indication that there’s a problem with your engine’s cooling system and may require service immediately.
Check Engine Light
The check engine light is designed to light up whenever a fault is detected in any of the sensors attached to the emission, engine, or powertrain controls. Although useful, it can often be the source of frustration for drivers because it fails to give them any indication of the nature of the problem. They only know that there might be a problem.
The service engine light could be notifying you about:
- Loose or missing gas cap
- Spark plugs or wires are damaged
- Electronic control module failure
- Defective coil packs
- Emissions control faulty
- Fuel quality low
Friendly, Affordable Engine Repair
Your car can’t run without its engine, which is why GC Automotive’s highly-trained and experienced Houston mechanics are at your service when you need us.