image of a stock engine

If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at C H Auto Repair in La Vernia, TX have you covered. Do you hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on its last leg, or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

fuel gauge

Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

Dirty Hands Working on a diesel truck engine

Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here are some important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your fleet running smoothly. While your system and components should typically be serviced by a professional technician, there are some things you can be conscious of that will go a long way toward keeping your engine in good shape.

Jasper 5.4 stock engine

Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at C H Auto Repair. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

truck towing a camper

Your vehicle configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at C H Auto Repair in La Vernia, TX, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

belt on an engine

Your vehicle's belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.

What is the purpose and importance of your belts and hoses? The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt, or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system, and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator, and heater core.

turbo diesel image

Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at C H Auto Repair in La Vernia, TX have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

catalytic converter

The catalytic converter is an essential piece of equipment on any modern vehicle. At C H Auto Repair in La Vernia, TX, our team of professional technicians are able to diagnose and repair any catalytic converter issues your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup may be experiencing.

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