Understanding Interference Engines

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Engine Repair   What You Need to Know All vehicles use a timing belt to synchronize the camshafts and crankshaft, but there’s a major difference between interference and non-interference engines when it comes to timing belt replacement. Compare these two engine types and learn where to turn for quality repair services in Texas. What Is Interference? Interference describes the position of the timing belt and its relation to other vital components, like your valves and pistons. Traditional engine designs are non-interference. In the event of a broken timing belt, these engines won’t operate anymore, but the broken belt is unlikely to cause additional damage. An interference engine is far more compact and efficient. This allows it to reach higher compression ratios and performance features but adds additional risk. When a timing belt snaps, interference engines typic ... read more


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What Is Fuel Pump Repair?

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Fuel Pump Repair   Repair 101 Have you recently noticed a strange, whining noise coming from your fuel tank? Or does your engine sputter or stall at high temperatures? If so, you may have an issue with your fuel pump. Here’s what you should know about your fuel pump repair and why you need it. What Is a Fuel Pump? A fuel pump is a very important component in your vehicle. Its job is to make sure every fuel injector in your engine receives pressurized gasoline when needed. A compact electric motor within your gas tank provides the power the fuel pump requires to do its job. A faulty or weak fuel pump won’t be able to maintain the right amount of pressure. Once pressure issues develop, your vehicle will likely develop a variety of performance problems. These problems will probably grow ... read more


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When Does Your Car Need a Tune-Up?

Posted on February 13, 2020 in Tune Up   5 Signs To Lookout For Many vehicle owners want to take care of their cars and prevent extreme repair issues, but are not sure of the signs that their vehicles need some maintenance. It can even be easy to put off tune-up visits if you aren’t aware of how important they are. Here are some signs from David’s Auto Repair in The Colony, Texas, to help you know when to bring your vehicle in so you can protect it to the best of your ability. 1. The Engine Won’t Start If you can’t start your engine or have trouble doing so, there are a few different problems that could be to blame. Fortunately, many of them can be fixed or identified during a fairly simple tune-up visit. 2. You’re Hearing Odd Noises Is your car making funny noises that you’ve never heard before? Since the noises could be a sign of something serious, it is best to bring ... read more


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4 Things To Do When Your Check Engine Light Illuminates

Posted on September 30, 2019 in Check Engine Light   Follow These Steps You expect your car to operate smoothly whenever you hit the road, but there’s a complex mechanical symphony taking place under the hood. If one system stop working properly, it won’t be long before the harmonious sound of your engine degenerates into chaos. Fortunately, your vehicle’s computer has a way of warning you about a potential problem by switching on the check engine light before things get out of control. Here are four things you should do when you see this indicator illuminated on the dashboard. Check Your Gas Cap Your car’s fuel system requires a tight seal for maximum efficiency, and a loose gas cap creates an opportunity for vapors to escape into the atmosphere. Not only is this one of the most commo ... read more

3 Signs Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

Posted on September 27, 2019 in Tune Up   What to Look For Your car is a complicated piece of engineering, and each system needs to work together to provide a smooth ride. If things don’t feel right when you press the gas pedal, you might need to take your vehicle into a shop that offers tune-ups and other automotive services. While it can be hard to know if your car requires a tune-up, some warning signs that could present themselves. Here are three signs you could be due for this type of automotive maintenance. If you have further questions, contact David’s Automotive Repair in The Colony, Texas! Diminished Fuel Economy A car’s engine is designed for maximum gas efficiency, but it only takes small issues in timing, fuel flow, or air supply to throw everything off. If you aren’t getting as many miles as you usually get out of every tank, it might be a sign that a tune-up is necessar ... read more


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