Car Repairs in Ellesmere Port


Car Repairs Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

If you’re having car problems and need your car repaired by a professional garage service come down to the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd, are fully trained garage lads will have your car repaired in no time.

The core of the engine is the cylinder, with the piston moving up and down inside the cylinder. Cars have more than one cylinder (four, six and eight cylinders ect). In a multi cylinder engine, the cylinders usually are arranged in one of three ways: in-line, V or flat (also known as horizontally opposed or boxer). Different configurations have different advantages and disadvantages in terms of smoothness, manufacturing cost and shape characteristics. These advantages and disadvantages make them more suitable for certain vehicles.

 

Engine Problems

So you go out one morning and your engine will turn over but it won’t start… What could be wrong? Three fundamental things can happen: a bad fuel mix, lack of compression or lack of spark. Beyond that, thousands of minor things can create problems, but these are the “big three.” Based on the simple engine, here is a quick rundown on how these problems affect your engine:

Bad fuel mix – A bad fuel mix can occur in several ways:

  • You are out of petrol, so the engine is getting air but no fuel.
  • The air intake might be clogged, so there is fuel but not enough air.
  • The fuel system might be supplying too much or too little fuel to the mix, meaning that combustion does not occur properly.
  • There might be an impurity in the fuel (like water in your gas tank) that makes the fuel not burn.

Lack of compression – If the charge of air and fuel cannot be compressed properly, the combustion process will not work like it should. Lack of compression might occur for these reasons:

  • Your piston rings are worn (allowing air/fuel to leak past the piston during compression).
  • The intake or exhaust valves are not sealing properly, again allowing a leak during compression.
  • There is a hole in the cylinder.

The most common “hole” in a cylinder occurs where the top of the cylinder (holding the valves and spark plug and also known as the cylinder head) attaches to the cylinder itself. Generally, the cylinder and the cylinder head bolt together with a thin gasket pressed between them to ensure a good seal. If the head gasket breaks down, small holes develop between the cylinder and the cylinder head, and these holes cause leaks.

Lack of spark – The spark might be nonexistent or weak for a number of reasons:

  • If your spark plug or the wire leading to it is worn out, the spark will be weak.
  • If the wire is cut or missing, or if the system that sends a spark down the wire is not working properly, there will be no spark.
  • If the spark occurs either too early or too late in the cycle (i.e. if the ignition timing is off), the fuel will not ignite at the right time, and this can cause all sorts of problems.

Many other things can go wrong. For example:

  • If the battery is dead, you cannot turn over the engine to start it.
  • If the bearings that allow the crankshaft to turn freely are worn out, the crankshaft cannot turn so the engine cannot run.
  • If the valves do not open and close at the right time or at all, air cannot get in and exhaust cannot get out, so the engine cannot run.
  • If someone sticks a potato up your tailpipe, exhaust cannot exit the cylinder so the engine will not run.
  • If you run out of oil, the piston cannot move up and down freely in the cylinder, and the engine will seize.

In a properly running engine, all of these factors are within tolerance.

As you can see, an engine has a number of systems that help it do its job of converting fuel into motion

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Car repairs in Ellesmere Port


Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

Car repairs in Ellesmere Port

To get your car repaired in Ellesmere Port bring it down to our garage, the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd has a fully equipped garage with five car bays each bay fully equipped to repair your car, the garage lads are fully trained in all aspects of fixing your car, we carry out exhaust replacements, new tyres fitted, full service, MOT’s, engine replacements. Any car repair job you can think off the lads at the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd can deal with it.

So don’t let getting your car repaired in Ellesmere Port stress you out, bring it down to the garage and we will sort it for you, all car repairs come fully guaranteed.

So for all your car repair requirements call us on 0151 356 7839

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Repairing Your Overheating Engine


Repairing Your Overheating Engine

When the weather is warm, we rely on our car’s cooling system to keep temperatures in the engine compartment under control, and keep us on the road. Your cooling system is a series of components that circulate coolant through the engine to absorb heat, then circulate air around the coolant to get it out. If any part of the system stops working, you’re on the side of the road while your engine takes a steam bath.

The best medicine is preventive. You should flush your radiator on schedule to keep the system clean and well flowing. Unfortunately we aren’t always lucky, and things go wrong. Let us help you figure out why your car or truck is running hot or overheating.

if your engine is overheating shortly after you leave, or it heats up even on short trips, you should check the following possible causes and repair suggestions.

Do You Need a Compression Test?


Do You Need a Compression Test?

Your car’s engine compression can tell you a lot about the overall health of the engine. If your car is blowing blue smoke out of the tailpipe, or if your car is losing lots of oil, you could have a bad piston ring. This will also cause low compression in that cylinder, and a compression test will tell you. The same goes for a bad valve. Even if you are just noticing a general lack of power, a compression test can help you rule out some of the more serious possible causes.

Stranded in Chester


I was driving to Chester from Birkenhead when my car started to act up. Since we were arriving in Chester at 5PM on a Tuesday we thought for sure we wouldn’t find anyone who would be willing to look at, diagnose then fix our car by the time we had to leave the next day.

 

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre lived up to their name and really helped us out! We called at 5PM and they agreed to come and pick up the car. They promised to look at it first thing the next morning since they knew we had to get back to Birkenhead. One of the mechanics even gave my husband a ride back to our hotel out of kindness.

 

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre stayed true to their word and had our car fixed by noon the next day. They really saved the day and kept us from being stranded in Chester! I would recommend them to anyone. They were absolutely wonderful- oh, and the car is doing great now!”

Stranded in Chester

Emerly from Chester


“I love the service I get from Ellesmere Port Engine Centre. The guys there are always nice, respectful, helpful and got my car in and out quickly. I’m Loving it.  I tell everyone that will listen to me how great I think Ellesmere Port Engine Centre service is. You should make me your outside sales marketer. Thanks for being there.

Emerly from Chester

John from Chester


“This is just to let you know how much I appreciate the great service Ellesmere Port Engine Centre provided me recently. We brought our car in with what we thought was an electrical problem. Come to find out it was a exhaust problem with the catalytic converter. On your own you checked with the Chevrolet dealership and found out it was still under warranty. Then you took the car over to the dealership and when they finished you went back over and picked it up. All in the same day. Now that’s great service. Not only did you save me a lot of money but you also saved me a lot of time. I really appreciate that kind of service. Customer for Life.

John from Chester

Thanks Little Sutton


Dear Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Thank you so much for the overhaul of my car, it runs like new. It is so great to find a business in this day and age you can completely trust. Your whole staff is so great! Thanks much,“

– Deiz from Little Sutton