The malfunction indicator lamp, commonly known as the check engine light, indicates that something is wrong from the car's engine computer. It may indicate a small problem, such as a faulty gas cap, or something more critical, such as an engine misfiring. For most situations, this means you'll have to go to the auto shop to have the problem fixed and the light switched off.
At Velasquez Complete Auto Care, we do engine repairs and maintenance for every make and model. Car, truck, van, or SUV, we'll get you back on the road quickly.
Engine Repair Services
At Velasquez, we offer a variety of services to keep your engine in top shape. Bring your vehicle in any time for a full assessment.
Fuel Injector Cleaning
Fuel injectors-which spray gas into the engine cylinders- can get clogged over time. If that happens, you may notice rough idling, stalling, slower acceleration, or even lower gas mileage. If your vehicle isn't running the way, it used to. Bring it for an evaluation.
Air Filter Inspection and Replacement
Your air filter prevents dirt and debris from entering the engine. It's generally recommended that you have your air filter replaced every 12 months to keep particles from building up or getting through to your engine. Routine inspection and replacement of your air filter can protect you from more costly engine repairs down the road.
Transmission Service and Repair
If it feels like your car shifts gears without warning, stops shifting smoothly, or pauses before engaging, you may have a problem with your transmissions start to suffer as they get closer to 100,000 miles. A repair can help extend its useful life.
Radiator Service and Repair
Your radiator works to keep your engine cool. Leaks, thermostat problems, and broken fans can all leave you on the side of the road with an overheated engine. If you notice your temperature gauge is in the danger zone, bring your vehicle in for an assessment as soon as possible. Delaying the repair can cause lasting engine damage.
Fan, Belt, and Hose Inspection and Replacement
A loud squealing noise is a classic sign that a fan belt needs to be replaced, while overheating suggests that a fan needs to be replaced. Difficulty starting your engine, especially when it's cold, or an unusually stiff steering wheel can point to belt or hose replacement.
Alternator, Starters, and Ignition Service
Your alternator is responsible for keeping the battery charged and supplying electrical power to lights and accessories in your car. Dimming lights can show you that the alternator isn't keeping up. Slow starts, stalling, or an unpleasant grinding noise can signal that you need a new starter or your ignition repaired.
Engine Rebuild and Replacement
The number one sign of engine trouble is the "check engine" light, but whirring or hissing noises or a burning smell can also point to engine damage. As the heart of your vehicle, the engine is susceptible to everything from the build-up to wear and tear. Engine inspections should be part of your yearly maintenance, and you should bring your vehicle in for repair at the first sign of a problem.