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Car Engine Repairs, Rebuilds & Diagnostics for All Major Manufacturers

The engine is a critical component of a car, and when it experiences problems, it can affect the vehicle's performance, fuel efficiency, and overall reliability. If you want to keep your vehicle in its best shape for as long as possible, it’s important to take care of the engine. Engine problems can manifest in various ways, such as strange noises, warning lights on the dashboard, decreased power, rough idling, or poor fuel efficiency. Common engine issues include oil leaks, overheating, misfiring, and worn-out or damaged components. It's crucial to address engine problems promptly to prevent further damage and ensure safe and reliable vehicle operation. Regular maintenance can help minimise the need for major engine repairs and will ensure that your engine not only performs well but can extend its lifespan for years to come.

The skilled and experienced automotive technicians at Service4Service are best suited to diagnose and perform engine repairs to maintain your vehicle's performance and longevity, providing high-quality engine repair for affordable prices. Whether you have a petrol or diesel engine, our technicians are able to perform all kinds of car engine repairs and upgrades for all major manufacturers and models. Regular maintenance, such as scheduled tune-ups and inspections, can help prevent major engine issues. This includes checking and replacing spark plugs, ignition wires, and other wear-prone components. Our trained technicians provide full engine diagnostics. We only use the most advanced engine parts, OEM or manufacturer-warranty approved, to ensure that our customers’ vehicles remain in top condition.

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Engine Repair FAQs

Understanding your vehicle's maintenance needs, and addressing issues promptly are key to maintaining your car's performance and reliability. If you have specific questions about your vehicle or a repair issue, don't hesitate to call Service4Service on 0808 164 0418 for guidance.

How do I know if my car's engine needs repairs?

Common signs that your car's engine may need repair include unusual noises, warning lights on the dashboard, decreased power or acceleration, rough idling, poor fuel efficiency, or visible fluid leaks.

What equipment do you use to repair car engines?

At Service4Service, we can confidently diagnose any engine issues using the latest computer diagnostic equipment, repairing and replacing only the things that require it, using industry-approved tools and parts.

Is it safe to drive my car with an engine problem?

It's generally not recommended to drive your car if you suspect it has a significant engine problem. Continuing to drive with an engine issue can cause further damage, potentially leading to more costly repairs or safety hazards.

Why might my vehicle need a new engine?

If your vehicle has a high-mileage the engine may have suffered significant wear and tear. You might find an oil leak occurs due to a worn cylinder ring, or perhaps the head gasket has blown. If engine issues like these are ignored, the damage caused will be unrepairable.

What types of engine repairs can you carry out?

We provide several options to rectify a faulty engine including reconditioning your existing engine, replacing with a new engine or replacing with a reconditioned engine. Our specialist technicians only fit Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approved parts only and all engine repairs come with a 12-month guarantee.

How can I tell if my engine has blown?

There are some tell-tale signs to look out for if you think that your engine has blown. The vehicle will regularly overheat, there will be a drop in oil pressure and clunking sounds coming from under the bonnet. However, these can also be symptoms of other issues. Book your car in with one of our specialist technicians if you suspect any engine issues.

What should I do if I think there is water in my engine?

If you suspect that there may be water in the engine, it’s vital to have this checked before you drive your car again. Water in the engine can reach the spark plugs and ultimately stop them from being usable or it can lead to serious issues, such as hydrolock, which occurs when water enters the combustion chambers and prevents the engine from turning over.

Why is my engine coolant leaking?

If you’ve noticed your engine coolant leaking, this could be caused by a number of things but most commonly are caused by damaged radiator caps, hoses, the radiator itself, a faulty head gasket or the coolant reservoir. Some leaks aren’t often noticeable as they don’t tend to form pools on the ground.

How often should spark plugs be replaced?

Most spark plugs tend to last around 30,000 miles before needing to be replaced. If you’re unsure, you should check your owner’s manual to determine the right time frame, as well as considering the nature of your vehicle – if it’s high performance, spark plugs can wear out sooner.

How often should the air filter be replaced?

The air filters should be replaced relatively regularly to ensure that the vehicle remains clean of contaminants and other blockages or issues. This can be found in the owner’s manual, but typically you should change the engine air filter around every 15-30,000 miles depending on the conditions you drive in.

How much does engine repair cost?

The cost of engine repairs can vary widely depending on the specific problem, the make and model of your vehicle, labour rates in your area, and the cost of replacement parts. Minor repairs like changing spark plugs may be relatively inexpensive, while major repairs or engine replacements can sometimes be costly. We offer finance deals for engine repairs over £350.

What is the difference between engine repair and rebuild?

Engine repair typically involves fixing specific issues within the existing engine, such as replacing worn-out components. Engine rebuilding, on the other hand, involves disassembling the engine, inspecting and replacing worn parts, and reassembling it to like-new or improved condition.

How often should I have my engine serviced or tuned up?

The frequency of engine servicing or tune-ups depends on your vehicle's make and model, as well as the manufacturer's recommendations. In general, most vehicles benefit from regular tune-ups every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but consult your owner's manual for specific guidelines.

What should I do if my engine overheats?

If your engine overheats, it's essential to pull over safely and turn off the engine immediately. Continuing to drive can cause severe damage. Allow the engine to cool down before opening the hood, and then check for coolant leaks, low coolant levels, or other issues. If necessary, contact us to have your vehicle collected and taken to the nearest repair centre.

Spread the Cost with 0% Interest-Free Finance on Servicing & Repairs

At Service4Service we want to help ease the cost of your car service or any other unexpected vehicle repairs, by offering our customers the option to spread the cost of their repair bill over either four or ten months, interest-free with a choice of car repair payment plans.

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  • Amesbury
  • Ashford
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Recent Customer Reviews

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Thomas Lang
Ford Escort
Engine Flush
I will be using you again. Everything was so easy, I was very impressed with the customer service I received and the driver who collected my car was very helpful. The fact that I was notified before any extra work was carried out gave me the confidence that I wouldnt be lumbered with a big bill for work I wasnt aware of.
Darren Edge
BMW 3 Series, West Midlands
Engine Flush & MOT
Thanks for all your help with my MOT, a very convenient and professional service.
Ann Marie Hussain
BMW 1 Series, Leicester
Paul provided a friendly and helpful service and I will remember this for the future. The garage that carried out the repairs is close to where I work so convenient. Thank you.
David McCandless
BMW 1 Series, Brighton
I would like to say that I am very impressed with the service I received from Service 4 service. I saved over 1000 on repairs to my 3 year old BMW 120SE.; I have passed on your details to friends and family and will be using your service in future.
Markus Wilding
Mercedes A - Class, Kingston
Just a quick note that the service was successfully executed today, we enjoyed how easy the process was.