At Hillmuth Auto Care, we can diagnose and repair a variety of engine problems, as well as perform professional engine replacement if needed. If you are experiencing engine problems or complete engine failure, simply bring your car or have it towed to one of our four locations for engine repair in Clarksville, Columbia, Glenwood or Gaithersburg. For your convenience, we also offer a local shuttle that can take you to your home or work if it’s within our service area.
Engine Problems We Fix
Interestingly, just because your check engine light came on doesn’t mean you have engine problems. This alert can be triggered by a wide range of malfunctions from a loose gas cap to a failing oxygen sensor. However, if your vehicle is showing such symptoms as unusual noise, smell or smoke from under the hood, excessive exhaust, jerking, stalling or failure to start, the problem may indeed be with your engine.
Whether your check engine light came on, you are losing MPGs or your car won’t start at all, Hillmuth Auto Care can help. Our ASE-certified technicians can diagnose and fix numerous engine problems including but not limited to:
- Excessive oil consumption
- Bad fuel mix
- Spark and ignition timing problems
- Engine vacuum leaks
- Lack of compression
- Engine overheating
These problems could be caused by worn parts, physical damage from an impact, as well as defects during manufacturing. Whatever it is, we will find it and give you the best options for addressing these problems. Our Maryland engine repair specialists will take the time to explain to you what went wrong and which cost-effective solutions are out there. If your engine is beyond repair, we can help you locate a new engine compatible with your vehicle and professionally install it.
Spark Plug Maintenance
If you check your owner’s manual, you will find that the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends spark plug replacement at certain intervals. Typically, the timing is the following: copper (30,000 miles), platinum (60,000 miles), double platinum (90,000 miles), or iridium plugs (105,000 miles). At Hillmuth Auto Care, we can verify which spark plugs your car uses and perform timely replacement as needed.
Schedule your engine repair appointment today at one of our locations in Gaithersburg, Columbia, Glenwood or Clarksville.