Engine Service & Repair

We provide everyday maintenance and repair services to keep your engine running safely and efficiently. The engine is at the core of what keeps your car running, as It’s what converts the gasoline into motion to allow your car to move. Without a properly functioning engine, your vehicle may not run at all, or experience further damage down the road. Understanding how the engine works, and what potential issues may occur is key.

How the Engine Works

Cars need fuel to run, just as our bodies need food for energy. In a similar way that our bodies break down food to create energy, car engines work to convert gasoline to make the care move. The process of converting gas into movement is called “internal combustion.” This type of engine uses small explosions to generate power, which the engine harnesses to create energy and propel your car. This happens in a four-stroke combustion cycle; Intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. In the first stage, the intake cycle, the valve opens and the piston moves down. This allows air and gas to enter the engine. Next, the compression cycle begins and the piston pushes the air and gas into a smaller space to create a more powerful explosion. In the third step, the spark plug creates a spark to ignite and explode the gas, which forces the piston back down. Lastly, in the exhaust part of the cycle, the exhaust valve opens to release waste gas that was created by the explosion. This gas is then moved to the catalytic converter where it’s cleaned, and eventually passes through the muffler before it exits the vehicle through the tailpipe. This 4-step cycle is what allows your car to move forward with just a touch to the gas pedal.

Common Engine Problems

As you can see, the engine is a complex system that requires a lot of moving parts to work together in order to operate properly. There are a number of different problems that can occur and cause your engine to not work safely or efficiently. Some of the most common engine issues we see include:

  • Poor lubrication

  • Failing oil pump

  • Oil deposits and debris

  • Leaking engine coolant

  • Blocked engine radiators

  • Damaged oxygen sensors

There are just a few of the engine problems that can occur in a vehicle. If you suspect that your engine is not running properly, it’s always best to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out and get the necessary repairs or maintenance service.

Engine Repairs in Amesbury MA

At German AutoSport, we provide a full range of auto repair services, including engine repairs and maintenance. We specialize in German manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Vokswagen, and beyond. Below is a list of some of the engine repairs we offer:

  • Camshaft repair

  • Oil pan gaskets

  • Piston ring replacement

  • Timing chains & belts

  • Valve adjustments

We’ll also check and repair other components of your vehicle that affect the engine, including oil changes, ignition wires, spark plugs, and beyond. Our repair services will depend on the diagnosis of your vehicle and what the root cause of the issue is.

Schedule a Service at German AutoSport

If your vehicle is in need of engine repairs or maintenance services, you can count on German AutoSport in Amesbury! With more than 20 years experience, we’re the experts in automotive services and you can feel confident leaving your car in our hands. Give us a call at (978) 388-1288 to schedule a service today!