ENGINE REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local engine repair services shop in San Leandro, CA. Your engine is the heart and soul of your vehicle. It’s where all the power comes from, and it’s one of the parts that your vehicle can’t do without. When your engine stops working, so does your vehicle. There are a lot of different parts that go into making a vehicle engine run, keeping it efficient, and keeping it safe. You need to make sure your engine is in good working condition as much as possible, and get problems repaired as quickly as possible if you want to get a reasonable lifespan out of this important part. Think your engine might need a repair? Precision Auto Care can help get your engine and your vehicle back up and running. We serve San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo. Not sure what kinds of things count as an engine repair? No worries, we’ll cover some of the most important kinds of engine repair service so you know more of what to expect when something needs a fix.
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$99.99 Full Synthetic Oil Change
STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
$160.00 Engine Light Diagnostic
Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $169.99 value.
INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS
Your intake manifold gaskets are one of the parts in your engine that helps make sure everything stays where it’s supposed to. They work to keep fluids and gasses separate, and to prevent mixing anything that could cause problems in the engine or exhaust systems. Unfortunately, the intake manifold gaskets can and do fail, which usually results in either power loss, increased fuel consumption, overheating, or all three. A rattle or knocking sound during operation are often indicators that there is something wrong with the intake manifold gaskets or another engine part and is a sign that you need to get your vehicle to a mechanic as soon as you can. This is a variable cost repair since it depends on the size and design of your engine, which gaskets need replacing, and how hard it is to access them. However, since one of the complications of failed intake manifold gaskets, especially if you don’t fix them quickly, is a failed engine, it’s pretty much always worth the cost to get them repaired – and fast.
CYLINDER HEAD BOLT REPLACEMENT
Cylinder head bolts do the work of any bolt, they keep the cylinder head in place. However, over time the bolts can wear out, rust, or the threads can be damaged, all of which require replacement rather than reusing the same bolt. Bolts can be replaced all at once, one at a time, or in small groups depending on how wear happens and why the bolts are being replaced. The bolts themselves aren’t that expensive, so this usually isn’t an expensive repair, though replacing the whole cylinder head – which often also means replacing all the bolts – is more costly.
Engines are hardworking parts that produce a lot of vibration in your vehicle. If you know anything about machines, you should know that uncontrolled vibration is usually a bad thing. Instead of letting your engine vibrate the whole vehicle, engines are mounted on motor mounts that absorb most of the vibration and prevent it from being transferred to other parts of your vehicle. But, when your motor mounts start to fail it can cause a wide range of problems and calls for an immediate repair. Increased vibration while you’re driving, or louder engine noise are both signs that you may have one or more motor mounts failing. Typically, vehicles have 4 mounts. Motor mounts themselves usually aren’t that expensive, they cost between $50-$200 per mount. However, labor costs can be significantly more because they have to access the mounting point, make sure the mount is installed properly, and make sure the engine is balanced and in the proper position when they’re done.
HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT
A blown head gasket is one of the more expensive repairs your car can need, and unfortunately, some brands are prone to them, and many vehicles will start to have head gasket issues once they reach a certain age or mileage. Your head gasket works to keep coolant and oil separated, which means that some of the first signs of head gasket problems are white smokey exhaust, milky oil (from coolant contamination), and low coolant levels without a leak Unfortunately, head gasket sealants rarely work and are always a temporary fix. At some point, you will need to replace the head gasket or decide that your vehicle isn’t worth the cost of the repair. Head gasket repairs often run between $1,500-$2,000, and can occasionally cost more if there are complications or if your mechanic discovers additional required repairs during the process. Your engine is just about the most important part for you to keep running in your vehicle. If your engine needs a little TLC, trust Precision Auto Care to get the job done right. Call to schedule your appointment, today.