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Engine Diagnostic And Repair Services

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a mechanic works on a carYour car’s engine is the most essential component of your vehicle. That’s why you must ensure that your engine is running at its best. For engine diagnostics in Catonsville, MD, contact the experts at Lockett’s Auto Care. If needed, our team of technicians provides engine repair in Catonsville that can get you back on the road safely. Learn more about engine diagnostic and repair services at Lockett’s Auto Care today by calling 410.744.4328.

Check Engine Light

Your check engine light can turn on for many reasons. Most emissions-related problems are minor, which our team can handle swiftly. However, some issues trigger a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that needs immediate attention. To maintain the functionality of your vehicle, it’s best to come to Lockett’s Auto Care as soon as the check engine light comes on.

Engine Mounts

When engine mounts are worn, they can grind against the frame and transfer vibrations from the chassis into the passenger compartment, making your ride uncomfortable. Our team inspects engine mounts to ensure that they are not grounded or collapsed.


The air intake system of your vehicle is designed to provide fresh and clean air to the engine so that combustion can happen. The driver’s use of the accelerator pedal controls the amount of air entering the engine. Information is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM) from various sensors in the intake system. It’s crucial to have the air intake system operating correctly.

Timing Belts

Timing belts maintain crankshaft and camshaft synchronization. If the timing belts in your care are loose, contaminated, or worn, it can severely impact fuel economy or engine performance. Or, if a timing belt breaks, it can result in severe engine damage. Our team can replace the timing belts in your vehicle to prevent harm to your engine. Typically, timing belts need to be replaced after 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Your vehicle may need to have the timing belts replaced if:

  • The belts have exceeded the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended timing belt service interval.
  • The timing belt has been contaminated with coolant or engine oil.
  • The timing belt has failed or is missing teeth.

Engine Valve Adjustment

Engine valves allow an air and fuel mixture into the engine’s combustion chamber. Improper valve clearance can result in:

  • Poor engine performance
  • Engine damage
  • Excessive engine noise

Our Lockett’s Auto Care team will inspect your valve clearance so that your vehicle can maintain proper engine performance.

Engine FAQs

If your engine will crank but not start, or “turnover” this may signify the engine failing to produce a spark, receive fuel or create compression, which are needed for the engine to turnover.
Engine smoke may be caused by several factors including low coolant or coolant leaks, low oil levels and/ or oil leaks.
We recommend that about every 5 years vehicle owners should take their car for a routine engine tune up.

Drive to Lockett’s Auto Care for Engine Diagnostic And Repair Services

When you see your check engine light in Catonsville, MD, turn to the experts at Lockett’s Auto Care. Our team can perform a comprehensive check of your engine and get you back on the road again. Contact us today for engine diagnostic and repair services by calling 410.744.4328, and we’ll get your vehicle running smoothly.