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ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Your engine is one of, if not the most important major component of your car. Without it working in good order, it's impossible for you to go anywhere. If it runs inefficiently, you may face a whole host of problems that can be avoided with relatively simple maintenance. At Three Brothers Auto Repair we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.






Oil Changes
One of the simplest ways to determine the condition of your engine is to examine the oil that drains out during an oil change. The oil circulates through much of your engine, so it's a great way to determine the overall health of your car's power plant. Ideally, we want your oil to be darker than when it went in with uniform viscosity and no solid particles. Solid particles are a major concern because they mean that something inside the engine, be it a seal or anything else, is breaking apart. Engines contain a lot of finely balanced mechanisms with only a few micrometers of space for moving parts to clear each other. Any solid particles moving through your engine can cause a massive amount of damage very quickly. At Three Brothers Auto Repair we perform expert analysis on your oil to make sure that everything is working perfectly within your engine's internals, and we carry the best oils to replace that fluid in your vehicle.


Engine Coolant
Another simple item that can save your engine untold misery, is the coolant fluid, which keeps everything running at the correct temperature. The many moving parts inside your engine, as well as the explosions taking place within its combustion chambers, generate a significant amount of heat. As with any machine, your engine has temperature tolerances at which it happily operates. Once those tolerances are exceeded, things can start to go wrong. A common side effect of overheating can be radiator failure. The water that cools the engine becomes heated and pressurizes the radiator past a safe level causing the scalding water to spray out. This dangerous problem can be avoided with the engine coolants used by Three Brothers Auto Repair.


Filters
To work efficiently, your car's engine needs the ingredients for combustion to be delivered in the purest form possible. To this end your engine contains a number of filters which keep everything nice and clean. Three Brothers Auto Repair's engine thorough maintenance keeps checks on your air, oil, and fuel filters, replacing them as needed to keep your car running at its highest efficiency.


Fuel Injector Cleaning
Working alongside your spark plugs are the injectors that shoot a precise amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. Over time these injectors can become clogged with contaminants from fuel. Three Brothers Auto Repair carries a line of specially developed injector cleaning solutions which open the injector tubing back up and get your car back to making the most power that it can.


Accessory Belts
Engine accessories such as the alternator and air conditioning compressor rely on belts that take power from the engine to run them. Over time, these belts can become frayed and damaged. If your alternator belt snaps, for example, your engine won't be able to generate the electricity it needs to charge the battery and keep itself running. Three Brothers Auto Repair can keep a close eye on the health of your accessory belts and ensure that all your engine's pulleys are lined up perfectly to allow for the maximum amount of use from your belts.


Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Three Brothers Auto Repair, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 828-855-2555 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Diesel
Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Changing the oil & filter
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system

You can count on the experts at Three Brothers Auto Repair to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly. For all your fuel injection maintenance and replacement needs, call 828-855-2555 or visit Three Brothers Auto Repair today.

Ignition
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car. For all your ignition system maintenance and replacement needs, call or visit Three Brothers Auto Repair today.

Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car's ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Three Brothers Auto Repair in Hickory, NC 28602. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Three Brothers Auto Repair in Hickory, NC 28602.

Spark Plugs
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven't been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Three Brothers Auto Repair, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 828-855-2555 or visit Three Brothers Auto Repair today.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Three Brothers Auto Repair at 828-855-2555 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!



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What People Say About Us

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    , 10/20/2020

    This place is fantastic! I came in with my 3 kids and right away the owner came over and asked the kids what they wanted to watch on TV. My girls loved that there was a sweet puppy in the building too. Very nice and HONEST people. I won't go anywhere else for my vehicles. This place has my full business. Thank you for the great customer service! I will tell everyone I know to use you guys. Thanks so much!!

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    , 09/16/2020

    If you are reading reviews in search of an honest mechanic who provides professional work at an extremely good value then look no further. This place is a Christian and army veteran owned shop. The owner is an amazing guy and kept us entertained while the car was getting repaired. The issue was something that my last mechanic forgot to do (grounding a wire from the wiper motor). They fixed it quickly and at a very low price. I live about 45 minutes away, but will only come here for major repairs from now on.

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    , 07/29/2020

    This place was an excellent choice to get some work done. Extra friendly and accommodating, couldn't be happier.

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    , 05/23/2020

    Great service and friendly people.

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    , 03/19/2020

    Very quick and amazing service!!!! I will only take my cars to three brothers!!! Thank you again Samuel!!!

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    , 03/12/2020

    Owner was genuinely concerned about my car. He was able to help me out without an appointment and gave a decent price. Sweet looking shop to go with it!! I'll be back for sure

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    Brakes, near Hickory
    , 03/10/2020

    Honest, fair, and reliable! I wouldn't go anywhere else in the Hickory area. They're the best!

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    Brakes, near Hickory
    , 03/04/2020

    Pulled in and he took my truck straight back he knew what was wrong before he even hooked the machine up to it. He fixed it right off and gave me a better price than anyone else in the area. I will definitely be back.

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    , 03/04/2020

    This is one of the most amazing work I've seen in Hickory in a very long time. Mr. Sam is very professional, makes you feel like you're right at home, greets with respect and very attentive to the customers needs. My boyfriend and I were very skeptical about walking in due to the past owners unprofessional work with our previous car, but once you walked in you could see a whole different Vibe. Looked amazing nothing compared to the last shop, the shop has a very homie feel. Also the work was perfectly done and on time. My boyfriend was shocked that Mr. Sam has already finished the job by the time my boyfriend got off work. So thanks to Mr. Sam great work and amazing family as well, they have a long time customer. Thanks!

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    , 02/29/2020

    The owner of the shop is very friendly and seems honest. I'm telling my family to try Three Brothers Auto the next time there is something wrong with any of our cars. It's about time we get a good mechanic in this area.

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    , 02/29/2020

    Wonderful experience every time I had to use their services...Thank You!!!

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    , 12/06/2019

    By far the most honest and reliable mechanic you'll ever come across!

  • reviewiconAwesome!
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is awesome - ridiculously reasonable pricing, too. I generally do my own work but I wouldn't hesitate to bring my cars here.

  • reviewiconAwesome!
    , 12/06/2019

    Great fast, honest and reliable mechanic!

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    , 12/06/2019

    Honest, reliable and good work. Won't try to oversell you something you don't need. Sam is a professional who takes pride in his profession and cares for his customers.

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    , 12/06/2019

    Great guys, who do timely work at reasonable prices. Convenient location. I highly recommend them.

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is honest, trustworthy and reliable.

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    I am extremely happy with the service!! I absolutely agree that Sam is an honest, reasonable, and wonderful mechanic. I recommend to everyone to get your car repaired here. Thanks Sam!!

  • reviewiconGreat Mechanic
    , 12/06/2019

    Sam is not only a great mechanic, he's also extremely reasonable, honest and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else!

  • reviewiconGreat Mechanic
    , 10/20/2020

    This place is fantastic! I came in with my 3 kids and right away the owner came over and asked the kids what they wanted to watch on TV. My girls loved that there was a sweet puppy in the building too. Very nice and HONEST people. I won't go anywhere else for my vehicles. This place has my full business. Thank you for the great customer service! I will tell everyone I know to use you guys. Thanks so much!!

Call us for service: 828-855-2555

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