Five Things You Might Not Know About Foreign Engine Repair?
As the years go by, you’ve learned what it takes to keep your foreign car’s engine running right. You keep up with scheduled maintenance and oil changes. You never push your car so hard that it strains your engine. Of course, you know that no matter how well you care for your vehicle, you’ll require foreign engine repair someday. Before you head to the dealership, here are five things you need to know.
1. Your tailpipe smoke color tells you what’s wrong with your car.
The smoke coming from your tailpipe isn’t just smoke. Each color predicts the type of foreign engine repair you need.
- Pale/colorless: Probably just water vapor.
- Blue-Gray: Burning oil: Likely worn or leaking valve seals, piston rings, or cylinder walls
- Black: Burning too much fuel: A problem with your fuel filter, manifold, or fuel injection system
- Thick White/Gray: Probably a cracked or leaking head gasket or block
2. Fixing the problem won’t make your check engine light go away
Your car’s onboard computer uses the “check engine light” to tell you it’s time for foreign engine repair or service. That light won’t even tell you the specific problem unless you have the right equipment. Even after your mechanic diagnoses and repairs the issue, the check engine light could still stay lit until you “trick” it into stopping.
- Drive your car for several days.
- Turn the ignition off and on a few times.
- Disconnect the battery for a few minutes, then reconnect it.
3. You don’t need a tune-up to keep your engine running right.
Consumer Reports calls tune-ups an “upsell.” American and foreign engine repair shops will package services and call them tune-ups to maximize their income. Of course, every car needs foreign engine repair and maintenance eventually. But most of the parts involved in tune-ups were eliminated from cars nearly two decades ago.
4. If your foreign car is dying, you can save it with a remanufactured engine.
If your foreign car engine isn’t reliable anymore, you don’t have to spend thousands on a newer model. (Unless you hate your car.) A skilled mechanic can install a remanufactured engine. That single move can give your vehicle a brand new life and save you thousand’s of dollars over the cost of a new car.
5. You don’t have to have your foreign engine repair done at a dealership.
Of course, foreign car dealers do foreign engine repair, but they’re not the only game in town. If your car is still under warranty, a dealer might require you to pay their high-end repair rates. Otherwise, if you want quality foreign engine repair, you need a skilled mechanic with a reputation for quality work on foreign cars.
Call Roggi’s Auto Service in Hartford CT
Contact us at (860) 200-3480 to talk about your foreign car engine. We’ll schedule an appointment and diagnose your problem with our high-tech equipment. Our technicians will fix your car fast and get you back on the road. We’ll do the work right, and we promise to treat you like family.