Auto Engine Repair in Colorado Springs or Car Engine Replacement
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is the leading auto repair shop in Colorado Springs for service, replacement, and repair of automotive engines. The team of technicians at our Colorado Springs auto repair facility appreciate and understand that the engine is the very heart of your car or truck. The purpose of an auto engine is to convert the heat produced by burning gasoline into the mechanical energy necessary to turn the wheels of your vehicle and get you around the streets of Colorado Springs. The starter in your car or truck is what sets the engine in motion. The starter is connected to and turns the engine flywheel, which in turn sets the engine crank shaft in motion. The crank shaft then begins the process of moving the engine’s pistons up and down in their respective cylinders. The engine is made up of two parts, the upper part being called the cylinder head, the lower part being called the cylinder block.
The goal of our Colorado Springs automotive center is to keep the engine in your automobile in top performance condition. Our staff of auto technicians are professionally trained and certified in every aspect of auto engine repair and maintenance. From overhauls to tune ups, engine troubleshooting, timing adjustments, performance and diesel engine repair, engine rebuild and replacement service, our Colorado Springs auto repair facility does it all.
Our Engine Repair Services include the following:
- Engine Replacement
- Head Gaskets
- Oil Pump Replacement
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Valve Cover Gaskets
- Oil Pan Gaskets
- Oil Pan Replacement
- Rear Main Seal Replacement
- Front Crankshaft Oil Seal
- Timing Belt Cover
- Timing Chain
- Timing Gears
Engine Repair FAQ
Why is my check engine light on?
One of the most common problems the customers of Trans Tech Auto & Truck contact us about is the “check engine light” problem! The check engine light on a vehicle, also known as the “Service Engine Soon” light is known to the automatic transmission specialists at Trans Tech Auto & Truck as MIL, standing for Malfunction Indicator Lamp. Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that rely on us to offer the best transmission repair in the Colorado Springs area, these are all frightening names for the same thing, and they need not be frightened at all. When the check engine light appears on the dashboard it is indicating that the computer in the vehicle has identified a problem that needs the attention of a skilled automatic transmission specialists like those employed at Trans Tech Auto & Truck.
When the check engine light appears, Trans Tech Auto & Truck advises that the vehicle be brought into our auto repair shop and have the computer system checked and scanned to pinpoint any areas that may have shifted outside normal operational ranges. And while our automatic transmission technicians know this may sound baffling to our average customer, in reality the check engine light problem is the vehicle’s computer’s method of letting a vehicle owner know they should bring it to Trans Tech Auto & Truck to have it checked. Fortunately the technology is intended to help bring problems to the attention of the vehicle’s owner that might not be noticed during normal driving conditions, and it should be inspected and diagnosed by an automatic transmission specialist before becoming more serious.
Quite often our customers in the Colorado Springs area that rely on us for our automatic transmission expertise wonder why their vehicle’s system needs check engine light. Our transmission technicians are quick to inform customers that as a vehicle’s operating system(s) have become more technologically advanced the more that same system needs to assist in monitoring and diagnosing problems.
As most recently manufactured vehicles have been developed to operate much cleaner than those being driven around the Colorado Springs area just a decade ago, the majority of the time the check engine light problem is indicative of an emission problem the vehicle is experiencing. And even though a vehicle’s owner is not always concerned about environmental issues, a light check engine light indicator that results from an emission problem should be checked by an auto repair technician as any problem that results in increased emissions may in turn result in lower fuel efficiency, or in other words the burning of more gas!
Another reason not to ignore a check engine light when driving around the Colorado Springs area is that when circulating additional fuel through an engine, the result can be a catalytic converter forced to work overtime to burn offer excessive hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. This can result in the catalytic converter overheating and burning out over a very short driving distance. And when being required to pass the next smog or emission test, the replacement of a catalytic converter can be quite costly.
Fortunately for those in the Colorado Springs are that have a check engine light problem, they can call Colorado Springs and take advantage of our skilled automotive technicians who use the latest and most up to date check engine light diagnostic equipment designed to diagnose even the most complex computer system today’s modern vehicles. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and have a check engine light problem, use our online appointment form today!
Can spark plugs last 100,000 miles?
here have been times when the technicians at Trans Tech Auto & Truck have found spark plugs seized in the cylinder heads of some of our Colorado Springs area customers’ vehicles with as little as 60,000 miles on them. The removal of these seized plugs can result in hours of labor by our technicians at Trans Tech Auto & Truck. There have been rare occasions when Trans Tech Auto & Truck has needed to remove cylinder heads just to get the spark plugs removed. Trans Tech Auto & Truck suggests that in order for our customers in the Colorado Springs are to maintain peak performance for their vehicles, that their spark plugs should not be run longer than 30,000 miles. Trans Tech Auto & Truck suggest that consumers should take those 100,000 mile spark plug marketing claims of manufacturers with a grain of salt.
Should engine knocking or pinging sound concern me?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck can understand why our customers in the greater Colorado Springs area would wonder if the presence of a knocking, or pinging sound, coming from their vehicles’ engines should be of concern. Trans Tech Auto & Truck tells our customers that the presence of an occasional engine knocking or pinging noise will not necessarily be harmful to the engine.
Additionally when an engine pinging or knocking noise is heard in the engine it does not indicate a switch should be made to a gasoline with a higher octane level. But if the pinging or knocking in the engine becomes persistent or heavy, that knocking sound could be the indication of a more serious car engine problem and to avoid any damage we suggest our customers bring their vehicle to Trans Tech Auto & Truck and let a member of our skilled auto repair mechanic team inspect the engine knocking to avoid any potential to the vehicle’s engine. Of course Trans Tech Auto & Truck invites you to schedule online.