If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we can help with that.
Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.
Sometimes a bad wheel bearing is obvious, sometimes it’s difficult to diagnose. From Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, here are some symptoms to watch out for, and what to do about a bad wheel bearing.
Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Van Meter Auto Repair we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.
Air. Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start. Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.
Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.
Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.