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Engine Service and Repair

Your vehicle's engine is one of the most complex and advanced systems in your vehicle. It has many moving parts with extremely tight tolerences which leaves little margin for error when it comes to repair and maintanence. Closely following the vehicle's recommended service intervals will allow your vehicle's engine to last a long time.

Engine Repair

Today’s engines are very technologically advanced, and with proper maintenance will rarely experience failure. However, in the rare instance that troubles occur we employ technicians with an average of 24 years of experience to ensure the quality of your repairs. Our industry leading lifetime parts and labor warranty ensures your confidence in the repairs we perform.

Ignition Systems

Ignition timing in an internal combustion engine is the process of setting the time that a spark will occur in the combustion chamber (during the power stroke) relative to piston position and crankshaft angular velocity. Setting the correct ignition timing is crucial in the performance of an engine. The ignition timing affects many variables including engine longevity, fuel economy, and engine power.

Modern engines that are controlled by an engine control unit use a computer to control the timing throughout the engine’s RPM range. Older engines that use mechanical spark distributors rely on inertia (by using rotating weights and springs) and manifold vacuum in order to set the ignition timing throughout the engine’s RPM range. There are many factors that influence ignition timing. These include which type of ignition system is used, engine speed and load, which components are used in the ignition system, and the settings of the ignition system components. Usually, any major engine changes or upgrades will require a change to the ignition timing settings of the engine.

Fuel Systems

Fuel system components such as the fuel pump, fuel injectors, pressure regulator and fuel module are all susceptible to damage or poor performance unless properly maintained. The best maintenance for your fuel supply system to maintain proper performance, emission controls and fuel economy is fuel fuel filter replacement every 18 months, servicing the fuel injectors every 50,000 miles, and using top tier fuel from brand name fuel suppliers.

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Map of DeKalb, IL

Great Service!!!




Very friendly staff and knowledgeable service writer. Highly recommend for all your automotive needs.


Map of Cortland, IL

Excellent work & cool people!




The people at the Car Hospital have always been very friendly and welcoming! I am extremely satisfied with the level of service that I received! Thank you!


Map of Cortland, IL

Love this place for car work.




Friendly, honest and helpful


Map of DeKalb, IL

Great service





Map of Kingston, IL

Nice job





Map of DeKalb, IL

Always great service!





Map of Sycamore, IL

Great, quick service




Accommodating to our crazy schedules. I trust that they will do a thorough job. Feels good to know that my family is safe. Thank You!


Map of DeKalb, IL

Good




Nice


Map of Kirkland, IL

GREAT PLACE/AWESOME PRICE!!!




I was very impressed. Great price and quick service. Called the day before and in the next day. Clean place and very pleasant staff. Very welcoming place, made me feel respected. I can see why this place is doing great. If you need any service try them out and judge for yourself. You won't be disappointed.


Map of Cortland, IL

Love this place for car work.




Experience was great. They are always friendly, helpful and honest.


Bill W.

Bill W.

1980 Chevy El Camino- replace valve cover gaskets, replace shocks, replace front brake pads & rotors, replace choke thermostat, replace exterior bulbs, replace blower mother & relay, retro fit A/C system, replace speedometer drive seal on transmission, install flywheel cover, replace belts

Near Spears Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178
Sycamore, IL - 1980 Chevy El Camino-  replace valve cover gaskets, replace shocks, replace front brake pads & rotors, replace choke thermostat, replace exterior bulbs, replace blower mother & relay, retro fit A/C system, replace speedometer drive seal on transmission, install flywheel cover, replace belts
Bill W.

Bill W.

2013 Jeep Wrangler - synthetic oil change and 42 point safety inspection, lower exhaust & repair heat shield

Near Foxpointe Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178
Kevin D.

Kevin D.

Working on Industrial Dr. In Aurora today

Near NE Industrial Dr, Aurora, IL 60505
Aurora, IL - Working on Industrial Dr. In Aurora today
Bill W.

Bill W.

2002 Mazda Tribute - synthetic blend oil change, 42 point safety inspection, repair right front tire & adjust toe

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2002 Mazda Tribute - synthetic blend oil change,  42 point safety inspection, repair right front tire & adjust toe
Bill W.

Bill W.

2006 Ford Econoline E350 - test charging system, synthetic blend oil change, 42 point safety inspection, replace alternator assembly, replace front wiper blades

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2006 Ford Econoline E350 - test charging system,  synthetic blend oil change,  42 point safety inspection,  replace alternator assembly, replace front wiper blades
Bill W.

Bill W.

2009 Chevy HHR - remove & replace cylinder head gasket, head bolts, timing chain, timing cover gasket, coolant & heater hoses, radiator cap, transaxle oil cooler pipes, oil change

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
DeKalb, IL - 2009 Chevy HHR - remove & replace cylinder head gasket, head bolts, timing chain, timing cover gasket, coolant & heater hoses, radiator cap, transaxle oil cooler pipes, oil change
Bill W.

Bill W.

2011 Mazda 6- Synthetic oil change and 42 point safety inspection, replace alternator drive belt

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115
Bill W.

Bill W.

1998 Oldsmobile eighty-eight - remove & replace lower rear control arm,

Near N 7th St, DeKalb, IL 60115