Engine diagnostics and repairs are some of the more complex skills that a mechanic can learn. At Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair, the premier full service Santa Cruz auto repair shop, our technicians are not only highly skilled, but are also certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). If your Honda experiences engine problems, bring it to our Santa Cruz auto care facility – you will find friendly customer service and technical excellence that will assure that your Honda gets fixed and back on the road.
Honda engine problems can vary in severity and symptoms, but if you notice any of the symptoms we list below, it’s time for a visit to our Santa Cruz auto repair shop – these symptoms tell you that your Honda needs help.
Check engine light coming “on” is not to be ignored – without professional inspection, it’s not possible to tell if it’s a minor issue, or if you are damaging your car by driving with the check engine light “on”. The only exception is when the light is flashing – park in a safe place, as soon as it’s possible to do so, and turn off the engine. Have your Honda towed to your local repair shop – driving with the check engine light flashing can cause severe damage to your Honda.
The other symptoms to watch out for are leaks – while not all of them are engine related, oil leaking from the engine can lead to catastrophic engine damage. Any oily leak should cause you to bring your Honda into an auto repair shop for diagnostics and repairs.
Loss of power is yet another sign that something is not right with your Honda. It can pose danger to you and your passengers, so it’s best to have it checked out asap.
Strange noises, increased exhaust (white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe especially), or declining gas mileage are all reasons to bring your Honda to a local mechanic for an inspection and repairs.
To minimize probability of engine problems, we recommend regular oil changes, as well as following manufacturer recommended schedule of services throughout the life of your Honda. But if you do notice any of the symptoms listed above, book an appointment with a trusted Santa Cruz auto repair shop – Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair. You can call us to make an appointment, or simply request one online, on our website.