Car Engine Repair in Rancho Cordova, CA

Hathaway Auto Repair offers Car Engine Repair in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Car Engine Repair in Rancho Cordova, CA

Vehicles today are more potent, dependable, fuel-efficient, and emit fewer pollutants than ever before. There are several causes for this, but electronic engine controls play a significant role. Regardless if you need car engine repair in Rancho Cordova, contact Hathaway Auto Repair today! 

Car Engine Repair Advice in Rancho Cordova, California

In order to handle things like ignition timing, fuel delivery and metering, gearbox shift points, and emission controls, engines have relied on a drivetrain computer since the early 1990s. A number of sensors near the engine and in the exhaust stream provide information to the drivetrain computer, which uses that information to make decisions. A fault code is stored in the engine computer when a sensor consistently sends signals that are outside of normal operating parameters, and the Check Engine light on the dashboard turns on.

A check engine light that is illuminated could indicate anything from a loose wire, vacuum leak, or loose gas cap to more serious engine issues like a blown head gasket. Thankfully, these systems include a diagnostic feature.

Vehicles come include a diagnostic connector, which is often found on the driver’s side under the dash. A technician can easily access the drivetrain computer’s issue codes by connecting a scanner or code reader equipment to the diagnostic connector. From there, he can diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs after swiftly determining what caused the sensor in question to send readings that were abnormal for its intended function.

The technicians at Hathaway Auto Repair in Rancho Cordova, California, are skilled and knowledgeable, and they are equipped with some of the most cutting-edge diagnostic equipment available. We keep up with the latest developments in automotive technology, so we can swiftly assist you in identifying the root cause of the Check Engine light.

Additionally, we’ll take a closer look at:

  • System for charging Vacuum lines
    hoses and belts
    Sensor O2 leaks
    PCV valve electrical connections and wires
    air purifier

Do not ignore poor performance, insufficient fuel efficiency, odd noises, or a bright Check Engine light. Set up a meeting with us. because that issue won’t just disappear on its own!

In Rancho Cordova, California, Hathaway Auto Repair provides outstanding car engine repair services!
To schedule an appointment for an engine repair or other auto service, call Hathaway Auto Repair right away.

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11300 Sunrise Gold Circle Suite H, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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Other Services in Rancho Cordova, CA

  • Tune Ups
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostic
  • Noise Diagnosis
  • Brake Repair
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Strut Replacement
  • Honda Repair
  • Prepurchase Inspections
  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Air Conditioning
  • Axle Replacement
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Brake Systems
  • Battery Replacement
  • Clutch Repair
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Electrical
  • Fuel Injection
  • Exhaust System
  • Oil Change
  • Radiator Service
  • Light Replacement
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Power Steering
  • Suspension Work
  • Tire Pressure
  • Wheel Aligment Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change or every 5,000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer recommended interval?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems or failure of emission tests.
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut off the engine! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to a repair shop.
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If intervals are extended, ensure you use oil that is capable of extended mileage changes.
What causes milky brown engine oil?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (other gasket), a failed transmission cooler or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician quickly.
How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.
What is synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather) or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though several times more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. They also provide instant lubrication on start-up.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum-tipped spark plugs.
What should I do when I need to replace a burned out fuse?
Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.