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What Your Auto Technician Wishes You Knew About Engine Repair

For the majority of Sacramento drivers, there are few words in the English language scarier than “Engine Repair”. Thanks to a slew of misconceptions, most people assume all engine repair is expensive and takes an extensive amount of time. However, there are a number of smaller issues that can occur within the engine that aren’t as expensive as you’d imagine. And there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the chance of needing engine repair at all. Here’s a short guide to what your auto technician wishes you knew about engine repair.

There’s a Difference Between Engine Repair and Engine Maintenance

While both are necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly, there’s a big difference between engine repair and engine maintenance. Engine repair occurs when a necessary part of your engine isn’t working properly while engine maintenance involves routine checks, inspections and part replacement to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Stay on top of your engine maintenance and you’re much less likely to need any kind of engine repair.

It’s Not Always as Bad as You Think

There are a number of issues that can arise from your engine, but not all are as expensive or lethal as you may think. If you notice a slight rattling, shaking or rolling, but your vehicle still seems to be functioning, it may be a simple fix. The same goes for hearing a slight knocking sound, which means an engine part is beginning to wear down. The most important thing is to handle small repairs that come up as quickly as possible before they become larger problems.


The dreaded check engine light is one of the most important indicators of engine trouble that almost all drivers love to ignore. Yes, there is a slight chance that the engine light has a short fuse or a faulty bulb, but there’s also a likelihood that there’s a bigger problem at hand. Please, on behalf of your vehicle, your auto technician, and your wallet, get the problem checked out as soon as possible before it grows into something bigger.

Want more engine advice from an expert auto technician? At Standard Auto, our technicians are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your vehicles’ engine and its proper care. Our team practices craftsmanship, transparency, and quality customer service with every repair so you know your engine is in good hands. Unlike many auto shops, with Standard Auto, you won’t be surprised by additional repairs you didn’t authorize. Our team won’t do anything without your permission. We know needing an engine repair Sacramento, CA is stressful, which is why we do everything we can to make the process as easy as possible, from providing you with transportation to and from work, to explaining your vehicles situation to you in terms you can easily understand. If you’re ready to have your engine repaired today, give us a call at 916-924-8040 or visit us in person at 2240 Colfax St, Sacramento, CA 95815.


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