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Engine Repair in Burlingame, CA

How does an engine work?

Acura, Audi, BMW, and Buick may have different types of engines inside them, but they all work the same way. Simply put, an internal-combustion engine (the engine found in vehicles) is a heat engine that converts energy from the heat of burning gasoline to  mechanical work, or torque. The torque is applied to the wheels, which make your car move. Engines have pistons that move up and down metal tubes called cylinders. Pistons are connected to a crankshaft via rods, and move up and down to power the crankshaft, which then power the wheels of your car. Vehicles will have between 2 and 12 cylinders in its engine.

 

An engine's pistons are powered by thousands of controlled explosions created by mixing fuel with oxygen, creating combustions. The heat and expanding gases from these mini-explosions push down on the piston in the cylinder, causing movement. Engines need air (namely oxygen) to burn fuel. During the intake stroke, valves open to allow the piston to act like a syringe as it moves downward, drawing in ambient air through the engine's intake system. When the piston reaches the bottom of its stroke, the intake valves close, effectively sealing the cylinder for the compression stroke, which is in the opposite direction as the intake stroke. The upward movement of the piston compresses the intake charge. We at The Garage - Burlingame in Burlingame know all about how engines work, and can make the appropriate repairs as efficiently as possible.

 

How do I know if my engine needs repairs?

A vehicle’s engine is an intricate machine that is fundamental to getting you from one destination to another. Because of this, you should not ignore any issues with your engine. It is always a good idea to bring in your vehicle for smaller engine fixes rather than wait for a larger problem to occur that could cause severe damage to your car and cost you a lot more. If you are concerned about the health of your engine, you can bring your vehicle to The Garage - Burlingame in Burlingame. We specialize in Advanced Diagnostics, Brake Service, as well as engine repair. We can determine if the problem lies in your engine head gasket, exhaust system, catalytic converter, or something else.

 

Here are some of our tips for preventative maintenance to keep your engine running smoothly and avoid major problems: 

 

Some warning signs of a faulty engine include:

This light turning on could mean the oxygen sensor needs replacing, the catalytic converter is damaged, the fuel cap is loose, or something else. Whatever the reason is, a "Check Engine" light should not be ignored.

This usually indicates a problem with the way your engine processes fuel. 

 

Whether you would like to bring your vehicle in for preventative engine maintenance or a more extensive engine repair, we at The Garage - Burlingame in Burlingame can take care of all your auto repair needs.

 

Your Reliable Shop for Engine Repair

Having engine troubles can be daunting, but at The Garage - Burlingame, we can ease your anxieties. Serving communities in San Mateo,Burlingame, San Bruno , Millbrae, San Mateo County , City of San Mateo and surrounding areas since 1994, our Quality technicians and owner Danny Chan have a vast amount of knowledge on different types of engines and we provide thorough, high-quality service that will get you back on the road as soon as possible.

 

In addition to engine repair, we also perform services such as scheduled maintenance, or general auto repair. If you are in theo 94010 area or nearby, we'd love to see you stop by. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us online at https://www.thegarageburlingame.com/ or give us a call today!



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