Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.
Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.
Brought our CRV in for a new alternator per AutoZone. Turns out it was the battery that needed replacing. Thank you Dennis for doing a correct battery test as well as the alternator recheck and for saving us hundreds. We will bring all three of our cars back to Dennis for their thorough inspections and work. - Bill U. (5 star review on Yelp)
Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Dennis Road Automotive we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.
Air. Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start. Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.
Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.
Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.