Engine Repair Services in Boise, ID

There are a few common engine problems that can be avoided by having your engine properly serviced and maintained. There are three common engine troubles and their possible causes:
1. “Check Engine Soon” Light 
It’s always a little scary when your check engine light comes on, and most people assume the worst. That light is your vehicle’s computer diagnostic system working to let you know that a problem has been detected by one of the sensors connected to the engine, emissions, or powertrain controls. Possible causes could be:
  • A missing or loose gas cap
  • Damaged or worn out spark plugs
  • Poor quality fuel
2. Engine Overheating
While most engines overheat in the hot summer months, it can happen any time of year.    
Most vehicles are equipped with warning lights or temperature gauges to let us know if the engine is getting too hot. The best thing you can do to prevent a car’s engine from overheating is to keep the coolant clean and have the engine serviced regularly.
The most frequent causes of an overheating engine are: 
  • Leaks in the coolant
  • Blown head gasket
  • Low or dirty coolant
  • Broken/damaged thermostat
  • Damaged radiator hose or cap
  • Broken fan
3. Engine Doesn’t Start
An engine that doesn’t start is probably the most worrisome of all engine problems. You need to be somewhere. You go to start the car, but it won’t start. You consider three things simultaneously - how you’re going to get where you need to go, what might be wrong with your car, and how much it’s going to cost. 
Common reasons your car won’t start are:
  • Low or dead battery
  • Starter problem
  • Dirty fuel or oil filter
  • Not getting regular oil changes
  • Loose or corroded battery cables
  • Broken fuel pump

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If you find yourself needing a head gasket replacement or having to deal with any of these common engine problems in Meridian or Boise, ID, Rooster’s Auto Care will give you honest advice about whether to repair the problem or replace the engine.

Contact Rooster’s Auto Care at
(208) 373-5823 with questions about your car engine, or fill out our online form and we will contact you shortly. You can also drop in with no appointment! Our expert auto mechanics can diagnose your engine issues. We service Meridian, Boise, and surrounding areas.