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 Bellflower Automotive we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.
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 Bellflower Automotive 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.
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 Bellflower Automotive.
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. Bellflower Automotive'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. Bellflower Automotive 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.
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. Bellflower Automotive 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.
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:
You can count on the experts at Bellflower Automotive to help your diesel engine last a long time.
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 562-804-6014 or visit Bellflower Automotive today.
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 Bellflower Automotive 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 Bellflower Automotive in Bellflower, CA 90706. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.
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 Bellflower Automotive, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 562-804-6014 or visit Bellflower Automotive today.
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 Bellflower Automotive in Bellflower, CA 90706.
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 Bellflower Automotive, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 562-804-6014 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.
Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Bellflower Automotive at 562-804-6014 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!
Andrew was very professional and honest and he only did the work that needed to be done he would call me first before he would do anything on my car he saved me a considerable amount of money compared to the other place I was taking my 2 cars. So nice to find a Automotive Business That you can actually trust and not get ripped off. I really didn't think there was a place like this anywhere! A friend recommended it to me.
Best mechanic in town I've been going to him for last 7 years. He is not like other mechanics just trying to run up your bill. He will advise you what's best for you and your vehicle. Honest stand up dude and very knowledgeable, I will continue to bring him business and anyone else I know.
This shop is family run, they do great work, and most importantly, they're honest! My wife and I have brought both our cars to the shop recently and our experiences exceeded our expectations. I appreciate Andrews clear communication, giving his recommendations based off of their initial diagnostics. He also didn't pressure us at all, and explained what work was most critical, based off of our financial situation. Even better, they're located only a couple blocks away from us. We'll definitely be back, but hopefully not too soon(for our vehicles sake) lol.
These guys are great. Finally found a trusted shop! I have an older car and don't want to take it to the dealership and overpay. I was happy with their service and definitely will be returning.
Very good place!! They did a amazing job fixing my truck! And for a really good price also. Would defently recommend anyone to come check them out!...
Very satisfied with the crew... I would recommend this shop. Bring your car to them.
My car has been coming to this shop for years. Great service and friendly people. Almost always same day fixes for quick service. I recommend this place to everyone.
I've taken my last 4 cars here, foreign & domestic. My mom's 2 cars go here only. Honest, swift and no-regret repairs.
Great honest service plus they guarantee their jobs thanks to the team.
I have been going here for years. My Dad originally started going to Hector's (that's what I call the place) back in the day and my whole family goes here. This place is the family's mechanic for all our cars. I have always gotten great service, reasonable pricing, and all around knowledge mechanics there no matter what car you drive. I believe this place is fair and doesn't tell you that you will need something done on your car that you actually don't need at that time. Tell everyone about this place you will not be disappointed with the service and the quality of work.
...I will continually take all my vehicles here from now on.
Excellent customer service and quality techs. Always leave the shop knowing my car was properly serviced.
Excellent service, this team is very serious, 100% recommended.
Been using them for three years now. Professional, honest, and reliable.
They're the best they can fix any problem, guarantee.