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ENGINE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Your engine is one of, if not the most important major component of your car. Without it working in good order, it's impossible for you to go anywhere. If it runs inefficiently, you may face a whole host of problems that can be avoided with relatively simple maintenance. At Specialized Truck and Auto Service we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.




Oil Changes
One of the simplest ways to determine the condition of your engine is to examine the oil that drains out during an oil change. The oil circulates through much of your engine, so it's a great way to determine the overall health of your car's power plant. Ideally, we want your oil to be darker than when it went in with uniform viscosity and no solid particles. Solid particles are a major concern because they mean that something inside the engine, be it a seal or anything else, is breaking apart. Engines contain a lot of finely balanced mechanisms with only a few micrometers of space for moving parts to clear each other. Any solid particles moving through your engine can cause a massive amount of damage very quickly. At Specialized Truck and Auto Service we perform expert analysis on your oil to make sure that everything is working perfectly within your engine's internals, and we carry the best oils to replace that fluid in your vehicle.


Engine Coolant
Another simple item that can save your engine untold misery, is the coolant fluid, which keeps everything running at the correct temperature. The many moving parts inside your engine, as well as the explosions taking place within its combustion chambers, generate a significant amount of heat. As with any machine, your engine has temperature tolerances at which it happily operates. Once those tolerances are exceeded, things can start to go wrong. A common side effect of overheating can be radiator failure. The water that cools the engine becomes heated and pressurizes the radiator past a safe level causing the scalding water to spray out. This dangerous problem can be avoided with the engine coolants used by Specialized Truck and Auto Service.


Filters
To work efficiently, your car's engine needs the ingredients for combustion to be delivered in the purest form possible. To this end your engine contains a number of filters which keep everything nice and clean. Specialized Truck and Auto Service's engine thorough maintenance keeps checks on your air, oil, and fuel filters, replacing them as needed to keep your car running at its highest efficiency.


Fuel Injector Cleaning
Working alongside your spark plugs are the injectors that shoot a precise amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. Over time these injectors can become clogged with contaminants from fuel. Specialized Truck and Auto Service carries a line of specially developed injector cleaning solutions which open the injector tubing back up and get your car back to making the most power that it can.


Accessory Belts
Engine accessories such as the alternator and air conditioning compressor rely on belts that take power from the engine to run them. Over time, these belts can become frayed and damaged. If your alternator belt snaps, for example, your engine won't be able to generate the electricity it needs to charge the battery and keep itself running. Specialized Truck and Auto Service can keep a close eye on the health of your accessory belts and ensure that all your engine's pulleys are lined up perfectly to allow for the maximum amount of use from your belts.


Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Specialized Truck and Auto Service, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 281-883-8362 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Diesel
Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Changing the oil & filter
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system

You can count on the experts at Specialized Truck and Auto Service to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly. For all your fuel injection maintenance and replacement needs, call 281-883-8362 or visit Specialized Truck and Auto Service today.

Ignition
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car. For all your ignition system maintenance and replacement needs, call or visit Specialized Truck and Auto Service today.

Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car's ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Specialized Truck and Auto Service in Humble, TX 77396. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Specialized Truck and Auto Service in Humble, TX 77396.

Spark Plugs
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven't been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Specialized Truck and Auto Service, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 281-883-8362 or visit Specialized Truck and Auto Service today.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Specialized Truck and Auto Service at 281-883-8362 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!

What People Say About Us


  • -Juliana B.

    I called a day a head to make sure i would be able to get my car?s state inspection done during my lunch and they said of course! The next day I showed up and they were immediately assisting me. Very kind and energetic team. I was in and out within 20 min. It was fantastic work and felt appreciated because they were considerate of my time. Keep up the good work!


  • -Ricky O.

    Kevin gives top of the line service. He his through and honest in all the work he has done for us. Highly recommend if you need anything done to your vehicles.


  • -Corey G.

    These guys are awesome! Went in for the annual vehicle inspection and mentioned another problem that several others had looked at but could not fix. Kevin jumped on it and had it resolved in ten minutes. Amazing service and I will definitely be back. Thanks Kevin!


  • -Thomas P.

    I took my truck in thinking it needed a tune up, but Kevin took a look at it first and said he didn?t see anything wrong with it. He even test drove it to see if he could hear anything. Fortunately, it didn?t need a tune up or anything else. He could have just sold me something, but he didn?t. He was very honest and very trustworthy. I will definitely be taking my truck to him for any work that it will need in the future. I definitely recommend him to everyone! Kevin and his team will treat you right for sure!


  • -Glen C.

    Outstanding customer service! Very honest and all repairs were completed on time! I would recommend this repair shop for any make or model, ask for KEVIN, he?s the Owner and a great guy! Highly recommended and thanks Kevin for the great customer service!!


  • -Tiffany H.

    Kevin and his team are wonderful! They are knowledgeable, caring, and TRUSTWORTHY professionals who exemplify customer service. As a mother, it is of the utmost importance that I have reliable transportation. Having been taken advantage of by so many mechanics in the past, I'd become a little leery about taking my car to be serviced. Thank God I don't have to feel that way anymore! My dad recommended this shop, which is now where my family will entrust our vehicles for all services. Thank you Kevin!


  • -Drew R.

    My gf and I moved here a few months ago and found ourselves in search of an affordable and reliable mechanic. Well needless to say we were lucky to discover this shop. Kevin and his crew took excellent care of us and were very reasonable in price. Same day service and kept me updated throughout the repair. I highly recommend these guys.


  • -Calvin B.

    Excellent service! Mr. Kevin was quick and very thorough in explaining the issue I had with my Acura TL. His prices are fair and he has integrity, so there?s no need to worry about being ripped off. I highly recommend using him for your auto repair needs!


  • -Brenita Z.

    We are very pleased with the service provided by Specialized Truck & Auto Service. We like that we can drop off our truck and we know that Kevin will take care of whatever is wrong with it. Above all, Kevin is a very honest man. I highly recommend Specialized Truck and Auto Service.


  • -Jeannie S.

    I moved to Tx in 2012. My daughter recommended Kevin to do work on my 1997 Ford Ranger. Being an older vehicle, I had several jobs done. Each time Kevin did a great job. He has always been dependable. Once he fixed my A/C and it stopped working again. He checked it out to find that the part he had put in was defective. It was under warranty so we didn?t have to pay for it. Kevin also put the second part on at no cost to me. He stands behind his work. I believe he also loves his line of work. He is fair and upfront. I recommend him highly.


  • -Heidi G.

    Don't waste your time looking at the reviews of all the other auto shops in houston. This guy is 30 minutes from my house and well worth the commute. He was transparent with quoting, stuck to it, got it done fast and extremely friendly. You can tell the minute you arrive the guys here are like family. They all love their jobs and it shows. I like a mechanic who cares more about taking care of the customer than being greedy and making more money. This business has all 5 star reviews for a reason. Look no further.


  • -Mr. Portis

    Kevin and the team are reliable and do top notch work. He LISTENS to his customers and takes care of the issues they are concerned about and informs you of other items that are found for your review. And there is no pressure. Great man, great place, and reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.


  • -Mike A.

    I have had several repair needs that Specialized Truck and Auto has handled. I find their staff to be professional and courteous and their work to be excellent. I recommend them to anyone in need of mechanic services.


  • -Nora R.

    Excellent and trustworthy service! Kevin will walk you through the process and give you an honest diagnostic of your vehicle?s problem. He will definitely go the extra mile to get the job done at very fair and competitive price! 100% Recommended!


  • -Iris T.

    Kevin and his Team at Specialized Truck and Auto went above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of the issues I was having with my Range Rover. I could not have been more impressed with the level of service and care I was shown. Auto Repair can often be a house of horrors for a lady, but I am totally comfortable and pleased with how Everything was handled. Please consider this a 5 out of 5 rating and recommendation for Specialized Truck and Auto Service!


  • -Shawara C.

    The best customer service ever he knew what was wrong right away and fixed my truck. Very nice and patient people serving you with a smile. I'll be sending them a lot of business.


  • -Corrin D.

    I have taken different cars to Kevin over the years, and he has always been honest, upfront and dependable. He explains everything to you in a way you can understand and provides recommendations to get you the best price. If you want a mechanic you can trust, go to Specialized Truck and Auto.


  • -Eric R.

    I have know Kevin at specialized truck and auto for almost 3years now and he is honest very thorough and goes great work. He has fixed all of my cars my sons cars and now I have my mother going there so he has become her mechanic also. He is also customer friendly and explain everything the he has to do to get your car running again. Great guy an I highly recommend him, and he has very reasonable pricing.


  • -Sandy T.

    Kevin is as honest and hard-working as the day is long!! He takes care of all our vehicles and I contacted him for his advice before I purchased my new car! Expertise is not cheap, you get what you pay for and more!!! He has been our mechanic and mentor for over five years!


  • -Mary H.

    Very happy with Kevin's service. I highly recommend his shop. He was patient and listened to all my concerns. He is trustworthy and will be my mechanic for all future needs. Thank you for your great service, sir!


  • -Jarron D.

    I can?t say enough good things about this company and the ownership to adequately describe how great they are. While driving from Austin to Houston, my car had major failure and they came to where my car died and fixed it within hours..... on a Saturday!! They are honest mechanics that do great work!


  • -Thomas S.

    I was able to get a same day appointment for my State Inspection. They were quick and attentive and informed me of everything that needed my attention.


  • -Tom B.

    Kevin is first and foremost an individual of high integrity. He's an outstanding mechanic and warranties all of his service work. If you want your vehicle taken care of correctly and to last for hundreds of thousands of miles, then take it to Kevin.


  • -Ralph D.

    YOU HAVE TRIED ALL THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! HONESTY IS PRICELESS IN THIS DAY AND AGE! STAND UP HONEST AND TRULY BLESSED HANDS! I PROMISE YOUWILL NOT REGRET YOUR EXPERIENCE!


  • -Chris Y.

    I have known the owner for years at Specialized Truck and Auto Service. Kevin is thorough, reliable, and gets the job done right. He is a man of integrity with 30+ years of diagnosing and repairing cars while making customer service a priority! Specialized Truck and Auto will not disappoint!


  • -Matthew K.

    Finally! A mechanic you can trust! I take all my cars to Kevin, he really knows his stuff. Great service, great price, great guy!

Call us for service: 281-883-8362

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