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ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Your engine is one of, if not the most important major component of your car. Without it working in good order, it's impossible for you to go anywhere. If it runs inefficiently, you may face a whole host of problems that can be avoided with relatively simple maintenance. At Folsom Auto Center we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.




Oil Changes
One of the simplest ways to determine the condition of your engine is to examine the oil that drains out during an oil change. The oil circulates through much of your engine, so it's a great way to determine the overall health of your car's power plant. Ideally, we want your oil to be darker than when it went in with uniform viscosity and no solid particles. Solid particles are a major concern because they mean that something inside the engine, be it a seal or anything else, is breaking apart. Engines contain a lot of finely balanced mechanisms with only a few micrometers of space for moving parts to clear each other. Any solid particles moving through your engine can cause a massive amount of damage very quickly. At Folsom Auto Center we perform expert analysis on your oil to make sure that everything is working perfectly within your engine's internals, and we carry the best oils to replace that fluid in your vehicle.


Engine Coolant
Another simple item that can save your engine untold misery, is the coolant fluid, which keeps everything running at the correct temperature. The many moving parts inside your engine, as well as the explosions taking place within its combustion chambers, generate a significant amount of heat. As with any machine, your engine has temperature tolerances at which it happily operates. Once those tolerances are exceeded, things can start to go wrong. A common side effect of overheating can be radiator failure. The water that cools the engine becomes heated and pressurizes the radiator past a safe level causing the scalding water to spray out. This dangerous problem can be avoided with the engine coolants used by Folsom Auto Center.


Filters
To work efficiently, your car's engine needs the ingredients for combustion to be delivered in the purest form possible. To this end your engine contains a number of filters which keep everything nice and clean. Folsom Auto Center's engine thorough maintenance keeps checks on your air, oil, and fuel filters, replacing them as needed to keep your car running at its highest efficiency.


Fuel Injector Cleaning
Working alongside your spark plugs are the injectors that shoot a precise amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. Over time these injectors can become clogged with contaminants from fuel. Folsom Auto Center carries a line of specially developed injector cleaning solutions which open the injector tubing back up and get your car back to making the most power that it can.


Accessory Belts
Engine accessories such as the alternator and air conditioning compressor rely on belts that take power from the engine to run them. Over time, these belts can become frayed and damaged. If your alternator belt snaps, for example, your engine won't be able to generate the electricity it needs to charge the battery and keep itself running. Folsom Auto Center can keep a close eye on the health of your accessory belts and ensure that all your engine's pulleys are lined up perfectly to allow for the maximum amount of use from your belts.


Fuel Injection
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly. For all your fuel injection maintenance and replacement needs, call 916-985-3455 or visit Folsom Auto Center today.

Ignition
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car. For all your ignition system maintenance and replacement needs, call or visit Folsom Auto Center today.

Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car's ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Folsom Auto Center in Folsom, CA 95630. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

Spark Plugs
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven't been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Folsom Auto Center, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 916-985-3455 or visit Folsom Auto Center today.

Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Folsom Auto Center in Folsom, CA 95630.

Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Folsom Auto Center, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 916-985-3455 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Folsom Auto Center at 916-985-3455 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IDENTIFIX
  • Jasper
  • NAPA
  • ALL-DATA
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)
  • Mitchell1
  • BG
  • Enterprise
  • Wix
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Gates
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • My car overheated and I decided to bring my car her after someone recommended them. They were beyond helpful and even printed out information for me. They explained exactly what they were doing and why. It could have been more expensive, but they only charged the standard rate. I plan on going back again! Thanks Scott.
    -William H.

  • Great service staff, friendly, and quality work. Trustworthy group that will strive for your best and not over charge you.
    -Marie C.

  • Excellent customer service and a fair price. What else can you ask for? They are great!
    -Laurel N.M.

  • Scott was patient and thorough as was Alex. They took their time to really think through solutions for a rather difficult problem and then took care of everything really well. They were caring and competent. Scott explained the problems and possible solutions in a way that even someone like me could understand. I really appreciated that!
    -Sally O.

  • A Big thank you to Scott and the excellent staff at Folsom Auto Center for solving several problems in my car in one day, including check engine light with multiple codes and engine running rough, which had been progressively getting worse. Problem identified, new part, expert fine tuning and now it is running like new. They also provided shuttle service so I could pick up my car. First rate service and repairs!
    -Cinde M.

  • Great Service! Fast and professional. I will be back.
    -Ingo S.

  • We have been bringing our ford explorer here for over 2 years. They have provided great sevice at reasonable prices.
    -T B.

  • Always the best service from them. Very thorough technicians and the best prices that I have been able to find. I have always done my own work on my car because I don't trust shops to work on it, but I happily take it to this shop.
    -Russell N.

  • Took a truck in to get a pre purchase inspection, the guys got the truck into the shop and onto a lift within two hours of me calling and they quickly discovered deal breaking issues. Everything was smoothe and professional from the beginning, I was even given a significant discount for the fact that they did their job so quickly. Could not have gone better. From now on all of my vehicles will come here for any and all issues. Customer for life
    -Lyle W.

  • No hassle smog certification with friendly, knowledgeable staff and mechanics. I was in and out within the hour as a walk-in on a Wednesday.
    -Jeff I.

  • Since 2010 I have brought my Jeep here for any repairs or maintaince. I WILL not take my Jeep anywhere else. I feel blessed to have the professional, trustworthy and excellant service provided by everyone at Folsom Auto Center! And yes I highly recommend at every opportunity. Thank you guys for giving me peace of mind!!
    -Debra D.

  • Scott makes you smile and his heart is made of Gold.
    -Linda C.

  • I went here after looking for a smog service. I think this location deserves 5 stars for being expedient and knowledgeable. I was explained in a way so that I could understand and I was not pressured to buy any service; in fact I was told to wait and save some money on a certain oil leak and that was important to me. This shop focused on safety and not unnecessary and/or costly repairs.
    -Joshua A.

  • Great, honest repair! Wouldn't trust anyone else with my vehicles.
    -Kala B.

  • Great Experience...Honest and knowledgeable guys ..Never knew about this place until my car keep failing smog test at other places and the reason they gave did not make any sense... Finally went to this place ..this guy (Alex) explained to me and fixed it without any additional cost and finally my car passed smog..
    -Ghor K.

  • They made a mistake but quickly fixed it! Good Service!
    -Drew P.

  • Really friendly staff and honest service, will definitely bring my cars back here if they have any issues. I had my car towed here because of the good reviews and I agree that they're well deserved.
    -Joshua H.

  • Love them. My family has been going to Scott for 30 some years. They are a little pricey but definitely worth it.
    -Kayla S.

  • This place is great, the guys that work there are pretty cool. Ron ( the owner) Is actually a really cool guy and Alex is really nice. The best part is that it's a family owned. These guys are doing a great job for their community
    -Akul K.

  • Went in today to because the headlights on my pickup were not working. Ron asked if I could wait while he looked into it. He then had two replacement bulbs delivered in about 10 minutes, installed them for free (no labor charge!) and all I had to pay for was the light bulbs. Yes, I will be back for ANYTHING that my car may need. Highly recommend this shop.
    -Kirk P.