Engine Repair in Sacramento, CA

Everything You Need to Know -- A & A Auto Repair

The whole point of having a vehicle is to be able to get up and go any time the need or desire strikes. So, if your vehicle’s engine is in trouble, doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Here at A & A Auto Repair in Sacramento, California, we certainly think so. The engine is the heart and soul of your car, truck, or SUV, so it’s important you practice healthy habits by having routine inspections and repairs completed by knowledgeable and skilled auto technicians. For regular check-ups or major overhauls, call the engine experts at (916) 486-1300. Our shop is conveniently located at 2621 El Camino Avenue, Suite B. We are one welcoming team of trustworthy automotive professionals!

How an Automobile Engine Works

Knowing even a little bit about how your engine works is as important as bringing it to reputable technicians when trouble strikes. When you know how things work, you have a better chance of noticing when something isn't right. How an internal combustion engine powers your vehicle isn't such a complicated process. Imagine a small, controlled explosion in a well-contained space. Now imagine these little explosions occurring hundreds of times every minute. These explosions create the energy that is needed to power the pistons in your vehicle's engine. Try picturing the way one's fingers move up and down while playing the trumpet. The pistons inside the engine move up and down, and with each stroke, the crankshaft rotates. This rotation sends power through the transmission and eventually turns the wheels. That, of course, is the "nutshell" version of how a car engine works. You can leave the rest to the professionals at A & A Auto Repair in Sacramento, California.

Maintenance and Repairs

By scheduling routine maintenance on your vehicle's engine, you'll be three-quarters of the way to experiencing its optimal performance. Most major repairs can be avoided by being proactive, paying attention to the check engine light, and arranging regular inspections and oil changes. Your engine truly needs to be a well-oiled machine. Proper lubrication reduces friction, which reduces the wearing down of the engine's components, which makes an oil change one of the most important services you can have done to your vehicle. There will be times, however, when even your best intentions will not save you from needing further repair. In the unfortunate event, your car cranks, but won't start, there may be a faulty ignition switch or clogged fuel filter. There are a number of other reasons your engine may fail to start. If you find yourself in this predicament, the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) pros at A & A Auto Repair will figure it out for you, present you with options, and get it taken care of in the most reasonable amount of time.