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Most vehicle owners have heard of an engine rebuild but not many really know what an engine rebuild consists of and why it might be necessary. There are two main reasons:

  • Worn engine bearings -- The moving parts of the engine (such and the crankshaft, rods, and pistons) are mounted on bearings lubricated by the engine oil so that they move freely. When the bearings become worn, they produce loud knocking sounds and can eventually cause failure of the engine. The bearings are actually built to last thousands of mines, but wear is accelerated when a vehicle is not maintained properly and is run on low levels of oil or even dirty oil.
  • Poorly-sealed piston rings -- Piston rings to seal in the expanding gasses created by the burning of gasoline within the engine. As piston rings wear, they no longer seal the cylinders properly, resulting in a phenomenon called "blow-by.” Blow-by occurs when crankcase oil escapes past worn rings and is burned with the fuel mixture in the cylinder. This may be the reason that older engines have an excessive amount of smoke in the exhaust.
Need to know what does an engine rebuild consists of? Call Rum River Automotive and find out more about engine service and to schedule an appointment.
06
Mar
2019

Most vehicle owners have heard of an engine rebuild but not many really know what an engine rebuild consists of and why it might be necessary. There are two main reasons:

  • Worn engine bearings -- The moving parts of the engine (such and the crankshaft, rods, and pistons) are mounted on bearings lubricated by the engine oil so that they move freely. When the bearings become worn, they produce loud knocking sounds and can eventually cause failure of the engine. The bearings are actually built to last thousands of mines, but wear is accelerated when a vehicle is not maintained properly and is run on low levels of oil or even dirty oil.
  • Poorly-sealed piston rings -- Piston rings to seal in the expanding gasses created by the burning of gasoline within the engine. As piston rings wear, they no longer seal the cylinders properly, resulting in a phenomenon called "blow-by.” Blow-by occurs when crankcase oil escapes past worn rings and is burned with the fuel mixture in the cylinder. This may be the reason that older engines have an excessive amount of smoke in the exhaust.
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There is still plenty of winter weather to come so remember it’s important to make sure your car can continue to meet the challenge of hazardous winter driving! Preventative vehicle maintenance is important in any season, but knowing what car maintenance needs to be done for winter should take top priority. Ask your mechanic about the items that should be on the winter vehicle maintenance checklist to help prevent an emergency on the road.

What car maintenance needs to be done to finish out winter in safety?

The first step in preventing an emergency on the road is to find out what car maintenance needs to be done. Take care of these 7 winter vehicle maintenance.
20
Feb
2019

There is still plenty of winter weather to come so remember it’s important to make sure your car can continue to meet the challenge of hazardous winter driving! Preventative vehicle maintenance is important in any season, but knowing what car maintenance needs to be done for winter should take top priority. Ask your mechanic about the items that should be on the winter vehicle maintenance checklist to help prevent an emergency on the road.

What car maintenance needs to be done to finish out winter in safety?

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Did you realize that the four tires on your vehicle are the only parts that actually touch the road? This means that the right inflation pressure, equal tread wear, and the proper wheel alignment and balancing are not to be taken lightly. A vital part of good car maintenance is taking good care of your tires. However, at some point in time, your tires will go beyond the point of safety when it comes to tire repair.

Are you wondering when should tires be replaced? This will depend on several factors, but generally, new tires will last about 50,000 miles. Here is a list of the factors that affect the actual lifespan of your tires:

  • What is the quality of the tires?
  • Do you have summer tires or all-season tires?
  • How are the tires mounted?
  • What is the treadwear rating?
  • How do you drive the vehicle?

You can do your part in helping prevent urgent tire repair. There are three main elements of basic tire service:

If your tires are beyond the point of safety when it comes to tire repair, ask your tire specialist for advice about how often should you replace tires.
06
Feb
2019

Did you realize that the four tires on your vehicle are the only parts that actually touch the road? This means that the right inflation pressure, equal tread wear, and the proper wheel alignment and balancing are not to be taken lightly. A vital part of good car maintenance is taking good care of your tires. However, at some point in time, your tires will go beyond the point of safety when it comes to tire repair.

Are you wondering when should tires be replaced? This will depend on several factors, but generally, new tires will last about 50,000 miles. Here is a list of the factors that affect the actual lifespan of your tires:

  • What is the quality of the tires?
  • Do you have summer tires or all-season tires?
  • How are the tires mounted?
  • What is the treadwear rating?
  • How do you drive the vehicle?

You can do your part in helping prevent urgent tire repair. There are three main elements of basic tire service:

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