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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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire.


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. Randy's Auto Repair and Tire'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. Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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. Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 727-710-5408 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 727-710-5408 or visit Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire in Clearwater, FL 33762. 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire in Clearwater, FL 33762.

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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 727-710-5408 or visit Randy's Auto Repair and Tire today.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Randy's Auto Repair and Tire at 727-710-5408 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!



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  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • World Pac
  • Mitchell1
  • BG Products
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • We were on vacation and my starter failed. Was faced with the daunting task of finding someone honest and reliable to fix it. Randy did just that and he charged a fair price! Would definitely recommend using him.
    , 03/26/2021

  • Well, I have to admit that all these small private operators are not sub-par mechanics. Randy, did front end struts, replacing both sides. Car was fixed promptly and done extremely good. My son wanted proof the work was done correctly, so off to Ford he goes, comes back and said the wheel alignment, was dead on the money. Since that time, Randy called me on 12/22/2020, to make sure all was still good. Bottom line, don't take your car anywhere else for repairs. Randy is HONEST, understanding, FAIR PRICED, and does what he says he will do. Thank you again for your great work.
    , 10/20/2020

  • reviewiconRandy is fantastic!
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I broke down at a major intersection and remembered previously looking into this place and the great reviews. I called and he immediately rushed over to help me while I waited with the police. He saved me tow truck fees as well by not giving up until he found a way to get my car to the shop. Such a nice man and as a woman, I am forever grateful for the kind and honest work he does! One in a million mechanic, truly!
    , 04/02/2020

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I meant to review them when they replaced my brake pads and rotors. I had gone to CarMax to ask for them to do the same repair and they said it didn't need to be done. Randy was quite honest about it needing to be done soon. Got it done right then and haven't had any issues. Today, I got a flat tire (after having two replaced elsewhere). Immediately called and Randy told me I could bring it in. They patched up the tire and rotated them so the new tires would be in the front which should prevent this from happening in the future. Also, got an oil change as well. I highly recommend them to anyone in the Pinellas area. Moving forward, I'm going to remember to use their services for everything.
    , 02/19/2020

  • reviewiconProfessional and Courteous
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I had a low tire light that wouldn't go out. Pulled in without an appointment. I was pulling out with aired up tires and no alert light in less than 15 minutes, with no charge. They were so nice and professional. I hope I don't have future car troubles but if i do I will go to Randy's.
    , 04/23/2020

  • reviewicon10 star service!
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I'm from Kansas City Working here in Pinellas Park. I would drive all the way down here to Randy's auto Service just to get my vehicle fixed . Great guy and great workers!
    , 03/05/2020