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The engine is a sensitive piece of machinery, powering your vehicle to get you from point A to point B. Car engines are also referred to as internal combustion engines; they work by heating and combusting fuel inside to move your vehicle by powering pistons. The main outer portion of the engine is called the engine block, it is a large structure with large cylinders where the pistons can move inside as the engine is powered. Cylinders, and other passages built into the engine, allow coolant to flow, which in turn, cools the engine as it works.

Your engine is an essential component of your car. Having engine trouble can feel overwhelming and stressful. Let the expert mechanics at Kwik Kar Auto Car Center help guide you through the process of getting your engine repaired or replaced.

Engine Repair and Replacement

In most cases when the engine troubles are properly diagnosed in time an engine can be repaired back to normal operating condition.  In some cases an engine may be damaged to the point where repair costs are not possible and an engine may need to be rebuilt or replaced.

Depending on a number of factors including the vehicles year, make and model and engine rebuild may be more cost effective than replacing an engine.  Our certified technicians will carefully disassemble and carefully inspect the vehicle’s engine to make sure there are no cracks in the engine or heads.

If the engines condition is beyond rebuilding, we will work with you in finding a viable replacement engine. Engine repair service is performed right here in Mesquite, TX.

Signs Your Engine is Failing

The engine makes it very obvious when there is trouble.

Starting Troubles

Key is in the ignition, turning to start, and click, click, click, thud! That’s not good. If you’re having trouble starting your vehicle, there are a few different reasons for the trouble, one being the engine.

Shaking and Noises

If your car usually runs fairly smoothly and suddenly, you’re feeling some shaking, or hearing strange sounds from beneath the hood, your engine just might be on the way out.

Poor Mileage

You can keep track of your mileage by writing down the number on your odometer each time you fill-up the tank. Keep your eye on how much gas you get per mile, and if it’s getting worse, the engine might just be to blame.

Idling and Stalling: Nothing is more embarrassing than stalling on the road, but it could be worse than you think, especially if you’re in an automatic. Manuals are infamous for stalling when the clutch isn’t initiated properly, or RPM is overdrawn, but an automatic shouldn’t stall unless there’s a serious issue with the engine.