Your engine is your vehicle’s primary operating system. It provides the power you need to run smoothly and efficiently. Your scheduled oil changes play a vital role in keeping your engine running at peak performance by keeping all moving parts properly lubricated. In addition to your oil changes, you should have an engine performance check every 10,000 miles or so. This is often included as part of your factory scheduled maintenance, with the goal of identifying minor engine repairs before they become a major problem. Cars and trucks are becoming increasingly computerized, leaving many to head to their Arlington dealership for their model-specific computer diagnostics. The good thing is, you don’t have to go to your dealership! Auto Stop Arlington has the advanced tools and technology required to diagnose and repair engine issues for absolutely any make and model, including domestic, imports, and hybrids. We provide you with dealership quality, without the dealership price tag. We are consistently one of NOVA’s top-rated auto shops, serving you since 1995!
How Can I Tell If My Engine Has An Issue?
Our goal is to take a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance and identify problems before they escalate to a major repair need. This approach almost eliminates the need for costly repairs, but it’s not foolproof. In newer vehicles, your check engine light will come on at the onset of early repair needs, but you must also keep an eye out for knocking sounds or smoke. A loss of power or decreased fuel efficiency could have many causes, including an engine issue. Smoke is also a sign that your engine is overheated or in need of a repair.
In-Depth Engine Performance Check
If it’s time for your factory scheduled engine check, arrange to drop your vehicle off for at least a few hours. You can utilize our after-hours drop-off or pick-up or arrange to use our free shuttle or loaner car for the day. Our ASE Certified technician will perform an in-depth engine performance check, including all supportive vehicle systems. This includes:
- Belt Replacement
- Hose Replacement
- Cooling System Repair
- Radiator Repair & Replacement
- Water Pump Repair & Replacement
- Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
- Fuel Injection Repair & Service
- Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
- Ignition System Repair & Maintenance
Don’t forget that all of our repairs are backed by our 36 months/36,000 miles nationwide warranty. Call or walk-in any time you are in need of maintenance or repair. If it’s more convenient, we have a shop in Falls Church too!