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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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc..


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. Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc.'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. Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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. Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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.


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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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 503-590-9798 or visit Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. 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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. in Tigard, OR 97223. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc., we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 503-590-9798 or visit Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. today.

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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. in Tigard, OR 97223.

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 Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc., we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 503-590-9798 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Tigard SUV and Auto Repair, Inc. at 503-590-9798 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!


What Our Customers Are Saying

This a wonderful team of auto professionals who are always willing to explain options which is invaluable! Love Chris and Dan at the front desk and my trusty tech who helps keep my cars in running awesome!


-Lisa B.

Great interaction and communication overall. Gave us honest assessment with no BS. Will definitely use Tigard SUV again.


-Derek M.

Service people were friendly and efficient. The kept me informed thru the entire process. Work was done timely and well.


-Gerald M.

They always take care of me and save me money where they can. I appreciate all the work that I've had done with them and the quality cant be beat!


-Susan T.

I love the mechanics and service specialists at TSUV&A. Always professional and courteous. I am always able to schedule a loaner car. I appreciate the updates and they keep me informed of the changes along the way. Chris and Daniel are awesome! They also beat out the price of a competitor's shop who couldn't provide me with a loaner when TSUV&A can. Thanks as always for the great service!


-Julie M.

Chris and the other folks over at Tigard SUV do fantastic work. They're honest, reliable and they work really hard to get you back on the road in a safe vehicle. I really appreciate the work you guys did for me. I would highly recommend bring your vehicle to Tigard SUV. Worth it!


-JD V.

First visit to Tigard SUV auto shop and very impressed by quality of service and accommodations. I dropped in without an appointment and they took care of me right away. They were able to identify the issue right away and recommended necessary repairs as well as future recommended maintenance on my vehicle. Overall a 5 stars for my experience and timing of repairs. Now I believe I have found myself a neighborhood auto repair place I can count on.


-Chris A.

Honest and dependable service, I have taken vehicles here for almost 10 years. Great service and they educate you about issues and keep you informed. A+


-Matt M.

Arguably the best auto repair shop in the State of Oregon. Honesty and Integrity is the hallmark of Tigard Auto Repair. I trust this repair facility with my 2002 Mitsubishi Montero, 2010 Toyota Camry, and 2008 Ford Mustang and as soon as my 2015 Cadillac SRX comes off Factory warranty, they will be taking care of that auto too. Thank you.


-Chuck F.

Great service, did awesome work on my brakes and rotors. Didn't feel pressured at all to spend money on extra recommendations for the car, even for fixes that were semi-urgent. Super satisfied with the experience and will definitely return there for all future work on my car.


-Zachariah

Tigard SUV came recommended and they went above and beyond. I appreciate them keeping me in the loop on every step of the process. I?ll be going back time and again for any work and I can?t wait to see the friendly people at Tigard SUV.


-Bobby C.

I've used Tigard SUV and auto repair for several years now and have always been treated well and fairly. They've stood by their service and worked with me to solve problems especially on my older 4wd geo tracker. They appreciate how much the rig means to me especially as a tow vehicle behind my RV. Because of this, I trusted them to put in a new engine, clutch, and other new parts and am so happy to have it back ready to go another 200,000 miles! Thanks!


-Tim L.

As always, I get the best customer seevice from Daniel and Chris over at Tigard SUV & Auto. They're also so good & patient to answer all my questions. They always have a loaner car and everytime I leave my vehicle with them, it comes back to me better than when I left it with them. I truly appreciate thier advice and willingness to help me keep my vehicle in great running order! Thank you!!!


-Julie M.

I was advised by Chris Dillon when I made the appointment to bring my SUV in early at 0730 on Friday (when the shop opens) so they would have the best chance to fix my AC issue (compressor failure) before the weekend. I'm glad I followed his advice because Tigard SUV delivered!


-Richard M.

So helpful and friendly. I feel very confident they will get the job done great and amazing customer service. No pressure and give you all options. Very happy!!!


-Erika C.

Courteous, professional, and knowledgeable staff provide quality service in timely manner for a fair price without overselling additional services. The free loaner car is an added PLUS and convenience that no other shop I've used in the past 30 years has offered. Thanks!!


-Michael T.

Going on a road trip? I recently was at Tigard SUV for an oil change and to add new tires to my Honda SUV. On my way home, the ease in handling, smoothness of the ride and reduced noise level was really amazing. Thanks Tigard SUV for keeping us safe and ready for the next big adventure! :-)


-Pat L.

Tigard SUV were honest and straight forward in their work and communication. This was my first experience with this shop and will definitely return.


-Karen E.

Always great service. Prompt, friendly, to the point. I?ve been going here for years now and don?t plan on going anywhere else! Thanks guys!


-Caitlin E.

The service is as professional as it can get. I was treated with respect and fully informed of how action would be taken in the service of my car. While clearly busy with several customers, I felt I too was being attended to with care and thoughtfulness. Excellent business.


-Mark P.

My first time taking my Honda Civic in and I can only say the service was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I just found my permanent auto shop.


-Rodney L.

Efficient and, more importantly, honest. No pressure to do additional repairs. Great records of my vehicle...always up to date.


-Rich S.
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