1170 N Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123
Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 2pm
At the heart of every car lies an engine. It is one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. These wonders of metal and oil power near a billion cars around the world, helping people travel and transport. From Boxer engines to small-block V8s, any and every combination is used to power the automobile. At Casey Automotive, we literally get questions every day asking if we do engine repairs. And the answer is yes — we offer engine repairs for all types of motors at our shop in Elgin, Illinois. No matter how big or small the problem is, our team with Jasper Engines will dive right in and take care of that issue. Below are some of the main engine repairs we can do to your vehicle.
Oil pump failures can have disastrous effects on your engine. The engine will overheat and damage the cylinders, pistons, and rings before seizing. The oil pump is put farther away from the valve train on most modern engines than an older pushrod engine. Because of this, the engine requires the oil to move faster through its components to stay lubricated. If your car has an overhead cam, it is more at risk for failure.
One of the most important parts of the engine is the head gasket. It keeps the coolant and engine oil from mixing together and contaminating the engine. If it overheats, both the coolant and oil will begin to leak and damage the cylinder heads and engine block. It’s important to bring your car in early if the car starts to smoke or if you find leaking coolant on the ground.
Timing belts or chains sync up the moving parts of the engine. Whether your car uses a chain or a belt, it will eventually need replacement to prevent engine damage. Belts wear out over time, whereas a chain burns more energy and requires more lubrication. The chain tensioner and chain guides will also need replacing in addition to the timing belt or chain. Our team can tell you when it is the right time to make repairs based on the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific vehicle.
If you believe your car is experiencing an engine problem, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 847-697-1825. Our team will be happy to help you with any engine related question you may have. You can also drop in anytime with or without an appointment. Our shop is conveniently located at 1170 N McLean Boulevard. We hope to see you soon!