Engine Repair – London, Ontario
As far as vehicles have come with regards to technology, durability and performance, there might still come a time in your vehicle’s life when it is in need of some form of engine repair.
Engine repairs can range from maintenance related repairs, such as timing belt replacement, valve adjustment or water pump replacement, to failure related repairs like cylinder head gasket replacement or top end engine rebuilding. Steel Horse will take care of all of these engine repairs in London Ontario, and more!
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Engine maintenance is normal over the operational life of your vehicle. For example, if your vehicle uses a timing belt to run the camshaft(s) it has a recommended service life and will require replacement at a manufacturer specified interval. Run the timing belt beyond that period of time and it can fail, causing expensive internal engine damage and a trip to a car engine repair shop.
Some engines use a manually adjusted valve train, so periodic adjustment due to normal wear is required to keep everything working efficiently – a vehicle with manually adjusted valves that are run out of adjustment can exhibit a rattle or ticking sound, a sign of excessive clearance, which over time will cause further wear on components. Steel Horse Automotive will make these adjustments to your engine before any major engine damage has occurred, restoring your engine rather than replacing it.
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Engine maintenance can determine whether you invest in a engine restoration or an expensive engine replacement. Most failure related engine repairs are usually caused by neglecting some other maintenance related repair – a leaking water pump that causes a loss of engine coolant can cause an overheating condition that causes the failure of a cylinder head gasket.
For example, most engines use a mechanical water pump to pump coolant through the engine, radiator and heater core in the interior; over time, the bearings that support the spinning shaft, or the seal around the shaft that keeps the coolant contained in the pump can wear or fail, requiring replacement of the pump.
A timing belt left in use until it fails usually results in piston to valve contact, bending valves and damaging the cylinder head, necessitating a top end engine rebuild to repair the damage.
In most cases, engine repairs can be done that will restore an engine to good working condition without the expense of having to replace the entire engine – we have repaired countless engines over the years, saving their owners the expense of engine or vehicle replacement.
Are you in need of vehicle engine repair in London, Ontario?
If you are in need of an auto engine repair shop, or are curious to the maintenance your engine may require to prevent more expensive repairs, we can help – Contact Us today!