Without an engine, you won’t be driving anywhere. It is incredibly important to take care of your engine and keep up with regular maintenance to ensure its effectiveness. As you put more miles on your vehicle, its typical for wear and tear to occur. This might cause some unidentifiable problems with your engine. When this is the case, it might be time to do an engine overhaul.
An engine overhaul involves disassembling, cleaning, inspecting, and repairing any parts of the engine (even the small pieces) to bring it back to a like-new state. Sometimes odd noises or problems you have with your engine are the culmination of more minor, little issues that add up as your car is driving at high speeds.
In this instance, it makes sense to clean your existing engine and improve its functionality. In some cases, however, it makes more sense to replace the engine than to go and do an overhaul. Overhauling an engine can cost more in labor charges as they take longer to perform. As long as the rest of the vehicle is being taken care of and there aren’t other significant issues, the new engine would be just as capable as the first.
Some of the more common engine trouble signs include excessive oil consumption, knocking or tapping noises, water mixing with the oil, and excessive smoke from the tailpipe. If you notice these issues with your vehicle, it's time to take it in and have it seen by a professional.
At Tim Small Automotive, we can provide cost-effective solutions to repairing, overhauling, or replacing your engine on all makes and models. We will guide you on which approach is best for you, your car, your budget, and your current problem. Give us a call at 336-454-5736 to find out the best way to solve your engine woes.