Engine & Transmission -- Morton Grove, IL.

Serving Niles, Skokie, Park Ridge & The NW Suburbs

Take care of your engine and transmission and most models nowadays will last for the long haul. Don’t hesitate to visit ProAuto at the first sign of engine or transmission trouble. One of our trained and ASE Certified Technicians will be able to determine what’s going on under the hood and provide money saving options to consider. Whatever the problem you are experiencing, you can rest assured we will offer you the clearest of options with your best interest in mind.

When you maintain your engine or transmission the miles can reach well into the six figure range. How is it done you ask? By investing in regular maintenance inspections and services. To get your engine and transmission to perform at their peak and last a long time, it is critical that you regularly perform the following:

EngineTransmission oil changes: Fluids break down and lose their ability to lubricate and keep moving parts clean and cool causing premature damage. We are used to changing our engine oil but often neglect the fluid in our transmission. Although the service intervals and procedures are different, both are great investments to create longevity in our cars.

Replace spark plugs according to the manufacturer’s specifications :The better a spark plug can do its job the better it will fire the fuel we need to power our cars. Each time a spark plug fires it removes a little more of the electrode causing it to require more voltage to fire the next time. Over time the voltage increase is pretty substantial and will cause poor performance. Simple translation, worn spark plugs cost you more in fuel costs.

Coolant fluid is another key component to keep serviced: Your engine coolant has a lot to do! Most think it just keeps your engine from overheating. While it does a great job at that, it also keeps the cooling system from rotting from the inside out. As coolant gets used over time it loses the ability to keep corrosion at bay. If not properly serviced it will lead to premature failures of components like water pump seals, bearings, radiator hose failure, heater core corrosion resulting in poor heat, along with many other expensive repairs that could have been prevented with a much smaller investment.

Engine & Transmission Services at ProAuto Include

Engine Maintenance

Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle. Have your engine maintained by experts at ProAuto.

Engine Repair & Rebuild

After years of use, your car's engine inevitably deteriorates. If your car needs a new engine and you are not ready to invest in a new car, consider having the engine rebuilt. This involves replacing or resurfacing all the rundown parts in an engine. Regardless of your engine replacement needs, ProAuto has experienced engine rebuilders ready to assist you.

Engine Replacement

The engine converts energy into useful mechanical motion. This amazing machine is what keeps your vehicle moving. Although generally reliable, a car engine is susceptible to damage and breakdown. If your engine does fail, our expert mechanics can replace it for you.

Timing Belt

A timing belt is a part of your car's internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct times. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves interfering with the engine. A timing belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a metal roller chain. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you will need to have your car's timing belt checked regularly.

Transmission Flush

Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and/or a delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material & metal shavings.

Transmission Maintenance

Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car transmissions aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the transmission's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular transmission maintenance for your vehicle.

Transmission Repair & Rebuild

When it comes to automatic transmission repair, there are several options: buying a new one, buying a remanufactured one or having yours rebuilt. Each of the above options has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. Of the three options, rebuilt transmissions are the most economical. A rebuilt transmission involves removing the transmission from the car, disassembling it, replacing worn out parts, reassembling it, and then reinstalling it.

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