Engine Repair in Bakersfield, CA

We Take Care of All Engine Services, Repairs, and Overhauls

Engine trouble? Professional engine repair is one of the many automotive needs addressable at McWilliams & Walden Inc. in Bakersfield, California. Whether you need a quick tune-up, parts replacement, or complete engine overhaul, enlist the experts in our auto repair shop!

Types of Engine Wear

Engines are complex machines with several different moving parts that depend on each other for proper operation. Wear is arguably the most common reason for engine repair and can wreak havoc in the compartment, but did you know there are four main types? Abrasive wear is when outside contaminants get into the engine and scour the surfaces, or when old oil breaks down and surrounding pieces start to create friction. Adhesive wear is what happens when engines run under high temperatures or under heavy loads for a prolonged period of time, resulting in parts that stick or fuse. Corrosive wear is when fluid seeps into an area where it shouldn’t be. The fourth is fatigue wear that occurs when there is insufficient lubrication to components such as the bearings or transmission, which can lead to fractures and similar issues; it can also be the result of age and repeated use.

How to Care for a Car Engine

Part of getting the most out of your vehicle is keeping your engine in a healthy condition. The laws of physics are pretty set in stone; considering the many moving parts, engines will always be prone to wear. However, we can do things to help our cars run better and stack the deck a bit in our favor and avert the need for engine repair. A clean engine runs better, for example. Air filters keep dust and grime at bay, while oil and fuel filters provide another important line of defense, all of which need to be changed periodically. Oil changes keep the engine lubricated and cool. Getting maintenance at recommended intervals matters, too. Since engine problems can take many forms — some of which aren’t always easy to diagnose, much less fix – it’s important to regularly bring your vehicle to us and for professional inspection if you start to notice abnormal functionality.

Auto Repair Shop in Bakersfield

When your vehicle is maintained properly, you can easily drive it for hundreds of thousands of miles. Between the service intervals in your owner’s manual, plus the genuine parts and service at our auto shop, it’s easy to stay on track with regular maintenance. Our ASE-certified technicians are experts in the industry and work with all makes and models regularly, including RVs and diesel and fleet vehicles. Whether it’s spark plug replacement, oxygen sensor replacement, or a total engine overhaul, you can count on us to provide expert engine repair. We offer a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, honor the CarMax service warranty, and we even provide the option for financing.

Schedule Engine Repair Today

Like cars themselves, car problems come in all shapes and sizes. At McWilliams & Walden Inc., we are more than well-equipped to handle each and everyone with an unmatched level of care. Contact us at 661-321-9952 to learn more about our engine repair services or to ask any questions. We look forward to helping your vehicle get back to like-new condition soon at 4201 E. Brundage Lane.