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Exploring The Process Of A Engine Rebuild

Exploring The Process Of A Engine Rebuild

Inside The Engine: Exploring The Process Of A Rebuild                           An engine rebuild is a tedious process that involves disassembling, repairing the bad parts and reassembling the engine in order to restore its performance and reliability. Your typical Engine Rebuild will consist of the following steps: Engine Removal – The removal is the first step, involving the disconnections of various components like the exhaust, intake, cooling system, and all electrical connections.   Disassembly – All of the Engine Components are carefully removed, this typically includes the crankshaft, pistons, rods, and the cylinder heads.   Cleaning & Inspection – All of the engine parts are thoroughly cleaned to remove carbon buildup from the old gaskets and special attention is given to cleaning the pistons and bearing ... read more

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Is It Better To Flush The Transmission During A Change

Is It Better To Flush The Transmission During A Change

What Is The Difference Between A Transmission Change And Flush?  A more traditional and less aggressive approach is a traditional Transmission Change, this includes the old transmission fluid to be drained, and new fluid is added. A transmission flush typically involves using a machine to pump new transmission fluid into the system while simultaneously flushing out the old fluid, and it may help clean the transmission and extend its lifespan, as it removes a higher percentage of the old fluid and all debris(contaminants).     How Much Does It Cost To Change Transmission Fluid?  The cost of changing transmission fluid can change significantly based on several factors unique to your vehicle, including the make and model of vehicle, the type of transmission fluid needed, where you have the service done. On average, a transmission fluid change can cost anywhere from $75 to $250, and this includes the fluid/filter and the tools/labo ... read more

How Important Is The Drive Shaft

How Important Is The Drive Shaft

The drive shaft is essential for transferring torque from the transmission to the wheels, enabling the vehicle to move, and its failure can lead to significant issues. Without a functioning drive shaft, the vehicle cannot operate. The drive shaft is essential for transferring torque from the transmission to the wheels, enabling the vehicle to operate.   Normal wear and tear and damage are the main causes to need a replacement of the driveshaft on your vehicle. The result that driveshafts main job is the constant transfer of power and torque from the engine to the wheels or other components, means it may lead to issues like pitting, corrosion, or fatigue, which can weaken the drive shaft, causing the need for replacement. While another reason could be the age and milage of the vehicle; driveshafts have an expected life, and when a vehicle has reached a certain age, it likely needs a replacement.   But sometimes you just want to get a driveshaft changed out for reasons ... read more

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Driveshafts

How Do I Know If My Engine Needs To Be Replaced

How Do I Know If My Engine Needs To Be Replaced

Engine Knocking or Pinging, Excessive Smoke, and the usual Loss of Power and Performance are some things that you should watch out for when considering if your engine needs replacing. Ultimately, it's essential to make an informed decision and weigh the costs and benefits of engine replacement versus purchasing a new vehicle. Whether you should or shouldn’t replace your engine depends on the severity of the issues, the age and value of your vehicle, and your budget. If you're uncertain about the condition of your engine or the extent of the damage, bring your vehicle in to our shop, and one of our qualified and certified mechanics will provide you with an extensive inspections.   It takes a considerable amount of time to replace a car engine, it can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle, the level of expertise of the mechanic, and/or whether any complications or additional repairs are needed to finish the repair ... read more

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What Causes Kingpin Failure

What Causes Kingpin Failure

The kingpin is a crucial component in steering systems, as it’s a pivot point connecting the axle to the steering knuckle or spindle, which lets the wheels move when you turn the steering wheel. Apart from that, the kingpin also supports the vehicle's structure and keeps the front suspension stable. Keeping the kingpin properly aligned is essential for safe and smooth handling on the road, because the structural support and stability helps distribute the weight of the vehicle and handles the forces and vibrations while driving.     Kingpin failure typically occurs from wear and tear over time. Inadequate lubrication, corrosion and rust, and improper alignment can also weaken the kingpin and its associated parts, especially in regions with harsh weather conditions or exposure to road salt. This can place undue strain on the kingpin, leading to premature failure. Regular maintenance, lubrication, and proper alignment are essential for preventing kingpin failure and ... read more