Thurstons Garage Tech Question on Engine FailureNov 13th, 2013
Thurstons Garage Tech Question:
I'm Collins of Lovell. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at Thurstons Garage in Lovell. What could I have done to prevent this?
Thurstons Garage Tech Answer:
You've got to feel for Collins: an expensive major engine rebuild is pretty extreme. It's a tough situation to be in: maybe you're still making payments on your vehicle and nobody wants to buy it with a blown engine, so you really have no choice but to pay the money to get it fixed.
This is why your vehicle manufacturer and Thurstons Garage have preventive maintenance schedules to help you avoid major repairs. Suppose you don't change your timing belt on schedule and it breaks. That can mean bent valves and a damaged cylinder head.
Maybe you've skipped over the Thurstons Garage recommendation to replace your coolant and end up with catastrophic overheating.
It could be you've skipped a few too many oil changes and now sludge has built up in your vehicle to the point that expensive parts in your engine are being damaged.
Check your vehicle oil level every month and follow your recommended service schedules. And if you're behind on any services, ask your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Thurstons Garage to help you work out a plan to get caught up.
Stop by or give us a call.
951 Main Street
Lovell, ME 04051
At Thurstons Garage we install quality NAPA replacement parts.