Engine Repair & Maintenance

Nonos76 specializes in engine repair and maintenance services to ensure that your vehicle is running at its best, smoothest, and safest.

We offer vehicle inspections where we pinpoint exactly what your car or truck needs. We provide reliable engine repair services so your vehicle can receive the care it needs.

The Importance of Engine Maintenance

The engine is one of the most important components in your vehicle. Without it, you aren’t going to be able to start your vehicle or drive anywhere. This is why it is so crucial that you take your vehicle in and have it looked at by a licensed professional who can determine if there is anything that needs to be done with your vehicle or not.

Proper maintenance could mean the difference between a working vehicle and spending thousands of dollars on repairs.

Basic Engine Maintenance

Engine maintenance is vital to keep your car or truck operating at peak performance. It also impacts the longevity of your vehicle’s engine.

Call Us Today if your car’s engine needs repair or maintenance. We will provide your car with quality and reliable maintenance and repair. 

These are some of the engine maintenance services we offer:

Engine Repair Services - Nono's 76

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. 

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. 


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.

Oil, Lube, and, Filter

Your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters so that it can run smoothly. 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 3-5,000 miles).

Fuel injection

Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an 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.


Ignition cables

Also known as spark plug wires, ignition cables 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 Repair and Maintenance: Your Comprehensive FAQ Guide

What are the signs that my engine needs repair?

Common signs include strange noises (knocking, tapping), decreased fuel efficiency, rough idling, loss of power, and visible leaks. Additionally, dashboard warning lights such as the check engine light may indicate issues.

How often should I change my engine oil?

Typically, oil changes are recommended every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but this can vary based on your vehicle and driving habits. Refer to your owner’s manual for manufacturer recommendations.

What can I do to prolong my engine’s lifespan?

Regular maintenance is key. This includes timely oil changes, air filter replacements, coolant flushes, and spark plug inspections. Additionally, avoid aggressive driving habits and ensure your engine doesn’t overheat.

Can I repair my own engine issues?

Some minor maintenance tasks like changing filters or topping up fluids can be done at home with the right tools and knowledge. However, major repairs and diagnostics are best left to trained professionals to avoid further damage.

How do I know if I need a tune-up?

If your engine is experiencing issues like misfires, rough idling, or poor acceleration, it may be time for a tune-up. A mechanic can inspect your spark plugs, ignition system, and other components to optimize performance.

What should I do if my engine overheats?

If your engine overheats, immediately pull over to a safe location and turn off the engine. Allow it to cool down before checking coolant levels and assessing for any leaks. It’s crucial to address overheating promptly to prevent serious damage.

How often should I replace my timing belt?

Timing belt replacement intervals vary by vehicle make and model, typically ranging from 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific recommendations, and consider replacing it preemptively to avoid costly engine damage if it fails.

Can I use aftermarket engine parts for repairs?

While aftermarket parts may be more affordable, it’s essential to ensure they meet or exceed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. Using subpar parts can compromise performance and longevity, so consult with a trusted mechanic before making decisions.

What causes engine knocking, and how can it be fixed?

Engine knocking can result from various issues, including improper fuel combustion, worn bearings, or piston slap. Diagnosis by a qualified mechanic is essential to determine the exact cause and prescribe the appropriate repairs, which may include replacing worn components or adjusting timing.

Contact us here at Nonos76 with any questions and/or bring your vehicle in for an inspection.