Engine Repair and Maintenance

How Does an Engine Work?

Vehicle engines revolve around cylinders, strong metal components where internal combustion occurs. Engines take either a "V" or inline shape, and a vehicle typically has four, six, or eight cylinders. The head gasket seals in the internal combustion process and ensures that coolant and oil do not mix from the cylinder block to the cylinder head. A cylinder is a closed chamber with only two valves controlling substances entering and exiting the cylinder. These two valves are the intake and outtake valves.

The intake valve allows fuel and air to enter the cylinder through the carburetor/ fuel injector. The spark plug, also located at the top of the cylinder, creates a spark in the cylinder. When air, fuel and electricity unite within the cylinder, internal combustion commences. The process of internal combustion occurs thousands of times per minute, which keeps the engine running. The outtake valve then opens to let the exhaust gas escape through the exhaust system.

Within a cylinder, a piston slides up and down like a plunger. The piston transfers the force created from the expanding gas in the cylinder to the crankshaft. The crank shaft converts electrical force into rotational force so that the wheels of the vehicle can move. The timing belt plays an important role in crankshaft movement.

What Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair Will Do

At Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, we do not shy away from engine jobs. We can diagnose and fix any problem with an engine, and we can also do a complete motor swap. The only thing that we do not do is rebuild engines.

Maintaining a Healthy Engine

Both the starting and the cooling systems play a vital role in the engine's functioning. Drivers should regularly check and maintain these systems to ensure a healthy engine. Coolant and oil both play crucial roles within an engine. Drivers should maintain a regular coolant flush and oil change schedule to maintain optimal engine performance. A coolant flush and tune-up approximately every 30,000 miles accompanied with an oil change approximately every 5,000 miles is the best way to ensure engine functionality and longevity.

Hopewell Tire can help with all your Auto Engine Repair an d Engine Maintenace needs

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