Engine Repair

Engine Repair

Engine Repair in Lombard, IL

The last thing you want to see when you enter your vehicle is the dreaded check engine light. Sometimes, the solution can be as simple as a loose gasoline cap. Other times, the solution is a brand new engine. If the latter is the case for you, don’t give up on your vehicle just yet. Bring it into Pit Shop Auto Repair to see what we can do to help. We may be able to provide a less costly solution. 

Engine Issues can be serious​

As soon as you see the check engine light, bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop. Ignoring a check engine light can potentially cost you thousands of dollars. Other signs that your engine needs repair are:

  • Strange noises coming from underneath the hood
  • Exhaust smoke
  • Rough idling
  • A drop in fuel economy

Pit Shop Lombard engine repair services include:

Engine Diagnostics

The first step to determining what’s wrong with your engine is running a diagnostic test. Our ASE-certified technicians will not only run a diagnostic test on your engine, but they will also take the time to tell and show you exactly what’s wrong with your engine. We pride ourselves on transparency, and that’s why we take the time to carefully explain the diagnostic test. After receiving the results and explaining the problem, we’ll make the best recommendations based on our years of experience, and provide you with an estimate. Sometimes the best, most cost-effective solution is replacing the entire engine.

Belt Replacement

The serpentine belt is a long, winding rubber belt that powers crucial engine accessories such as the alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, and in some instances, the water pump. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing the serpentine belt every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. But sometimes you’ll need to replace it sooner than that — especially if you hear squealing noises, or see premature cracks or visible damage. If this happens, Pit Shop Auto Repair will be here to assist you. Replacing a serpentine belt is relatively inexpensive.

Cylinder Repair

Your vehicle’s engine is equipped with cylinders that are responsible for converting fuel into energy to move your car. They’re located in a cylinder block and enclosed with a cylinder head. Over time, these cylinders can crack or unseal and cause engine misfiring, overheating, and poor vehicle performance. Since there are multiple cylinders, a problem with one cylinder doesn’t necessarily mean there are problems with the other ones. But it’s still crucial that you bring your vehicle into Pit Shop Auto Repair at the first sight of a damaged cylinder to help avoid costly repairs. 

Ignition System Repair

The ignition system’s job is to ignite the air-fuel mixture in a gasoline engine. It consists of an ignition coil, spark plugs, and spark plug wires. Once you turn the key in your vehicle or push the start button, the system starts the car in a matter of seconds. But, one faulty part in this system can make it difficult to start the car, or make it impossible to start the car. The only way to identify the specific part of the ignition system that is making it difficult to start the vehicle is by having it looked at by an experienced, ASE-certified mechanic, like the ones at Pit Shop Auto Repair.

Engine Replacement

Sometimes the most cost-effective solution is to replace your car’s entire engine. If you love your car and don’t want to buy a new one, Pit Shop Auto Repair will replace your engine for you. We replace most models of diesel and gasoline engines. We’ll provide you with an engine that will restore your vehicle’s performance and lasts for years. Be sure to contact us to review your engine replacement options.

We Guarantee Our Work for 3 Years or 36,000 Miles

Any auto-mechanic that’s worth their salt will back their work up with a warranty. At Pit Shop Auto Repair, we back all of our repairs with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on both parts and labor. Don’t trust the maintenance of your vehicle to any amateur, bring it to an auto-mechanic who is an ASE-Certified Master Technician.

work with an experienced mechanic

If you experience any of these common symptoms, immediately bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop. We’ll help you identify the root cause of your problems and help you protect your investment.

Servicing Lombard, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Addison, and Downers Grove, we welcome you to call us at 630-749-2116 or schedule an appointment online.