Xpertech Auto Repair Shop Englewood Florida

Xpertech Auto Repair

101 N. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223

Ph. (941)474-3793

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm

(Closed Sat & Sun)

 

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Engine Repair

 

 

In order to meet Federal Exhaust Emission and Fuel Economy regulations, today's vehicles are equipped with highly sophisticated electronic engine control systems. These systems do not require periodic adjustments. The only services required on a scheduled basis are spark plug and filter replacement. Tune-ups, as we knew them, are no longer necessary.

 

Engine Control Computer

The computer receives information from a network of sensors and switches that convert engine operating conditions into electrical signals. Based on the information and instructions stored in the computer program, commands are then sent to three primary systems:Ignition fuel and emission System

  • Ignition System

  • Fuel System

  • Emission Control System

The sensors that monitor one or more of these systems include:

  • 1. Mass Airflow Sensor

  • 2. Throttle Position Sensor

  • 3. Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor

  • 4. Coolant Temperature Sensor

  • 5. Exhaust Oxygen Sensor

  • 6. Crankshaft Position Sensor

  • 7. Camshaft Position Sensor

 

 

The Weather is Changing, Is Your Car Ready?

We are knee deep in cold weather. Be sure you car or truck has been properly maintained for winter driving. It's never too late to get your maintenance up to date. Make it happen.

Bring your car or light truck into our service center and let us take a look at it to help you avoid any potential expensive problems that might strand you this winter.

 

Xpertech Auto Repair
101 N. McCall Road

Englewood, FL 34223
Ph. (941)208-0595

 

 

 

Engine Maintenance


10 care tips that will keep your motor running strong

If you take good care of your car, it will take care of you. Every time you start and run your vehicle you are causing wear and tear to various parts of the engine, but most engine problems can be prevented with simple maintenance procedures. In order to prolong the life of your vehicle, you need to give the engine the appropriate care it deserves. Here are 10 maintenance tips for your motor:oil change

Change the oil - If you do just one thing for your engine, it had better be changing the oil. It's the most important element in the performance of your car. The oil and filter should be changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, but check with your auto manual for the specifics on your vehicle. You should also periodically check the oil level.


Clean the engine - The visual appearance of the engine is a good indicator of its condition. When your engine gets too dirty and greasy it affects the efficiency and performance of its parts. An oil and dirt convicted engine will hold in too much heat and not allow the heat to dissipate. oil and air filter replacementThe easiest way to clean the engine is to use a commercial degreaser. Simply spray it on the cool engine, let it sit for two or three minutes and rinse clean.


Replace the air filter - When the air filter becomes dirty, it needs to be replaced. Paper filters can't be cleaned and therefore must be replaced.


Use original parts - When replacing parts in your engine, only use original equipment for a proper fit. Ill-fitting parts can cause damage to your engine in a matter of minutes.


Use clean fuel - If you have a weekend cruiser that you store for the winter make sure that you fill the tank and add a fuel stabilizer to prevent the gas from going stale and to prevent condensation from forming. Car BatteryIf your vehicle is supercharged, only use premium fuel.


Check the battery - Your car battery will not last forever. Your owner's manual should indicate when you should have it replaced. Keep the battery casing clean and check for bulging, cracks or corrosion which may indicate that the battery needs replacing. Remove the battery during winter storage and charge periodically.


Change the belts - Most vehicles have a serpentine belt that runs various pumps and accessories and a timing belt that runs the engine itself. Change Belts and HosesThe belts will need replacing over time due to regular wear and tear. Don't wait until they actually break to replace them or you could risk further damage. Check with your owner's manual for scheduled belt replacement and have our Technicians check your belts regularly.


Check fluids - Ensuring that all fluid levels are topped off can maintain the health of your engine. This includes engine coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid and windshield washer fluid.


Replace spark plugs - Changing the spark plugs is a simple task which can improve the performance of your engine and prevent costly repairs down the road.


Fix small problems - If you hear strange engine noises or your "check engine" light comes on then bring your vehicle into our service center to have your car examined by one of our ASE Certified Technicians. It's important that you have any small problems fixed right away before they can cause damage to your engine.

 


 

EGR Valve

A NAPA SERVICE ADVISOR ARTICLE


Englewood drivers realize it is pretty amazing how auto makers have been able to consistently build more powerful engines in vehicles that get better fuel economy while at the same meeting increasing environmental standards. One of the little miracles that helps make this happen is the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve. The EGR valve routes some exhaust back into the air intake system in both gasoline and diesel engines. The exhaust gas takes up some space in the engine cylinders, replacing some of the oxygen-rich air that would otherwise be in there. This means that the fuel burning event is cooler. Cooler combustion means fewer harmful nitrous oxides are produced.

Your EGR valve can get gummed up, messing up the timing and amount of exhaust that is supposed to be recirculated in the engine. Symptoms of EGR valve problems are rough idle and poor engine performance. Performance can be restored by cleaning or replacing the EGR valve, depending on how dirty it is.

EGR valves in diesel engines are particularly susceptible to becoming clogged because of the high soot content in diesel exhaust. [Note: the soot is ultimately filtered out of the exhaust further down the exhaust system, but not before it passes through the EGR valve.]

There are a couple of things you can do to lengthen the life of the EGR valve in your diesel engine. First, extended idling allows for more soot buildup because the engine operating temperature is reduced as it idles; the valve is not opening and closing, allowing particulates to accumulate in the valve. Next is fuel quality. Diesel fuel has a cetane rating: the higher the rating, the better the combustion will be. Unfortunately, the cetane rating is rarely posted on the pump and can vary from location to location. Adding a cetane booster to the fuel tank can help with this.

So, if you are experiencing rough idling or poor performance in your gas or diesel vehicle, have one of our Xpertech Auto Repair Inc. expert technicians diagnose the problem. They can set things right and restore your vehicle’s performance.

Xpertech Auto Repair Inc.
101 N McCall Road
Englewood, Florida 34223
941-474-3793

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xpertech Auto Repair

101 N. McCall Rd, Englewood, FL

Ph. (941)474-3793

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:am - 5pm

(Closed Sat & Sun)

 

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