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 Space Coast Tire 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 Space Coast Tire 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 Space Coast Tire.
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. Space Coast Tire'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. Space Coast Tire 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. Space Coast Tire 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 Space Coast Tire, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 321-639-4008 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.
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 Space Coast Tire 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 321-639-4008 or visit Space Coast Tire 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 Space Coast Tire 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 Space Coast Tire in Rockledge, FL 32955. 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 Space Coast Tire in Rockledge, FL 32955.
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 Space Coast Tire, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 321-639-4008 or visit Space Coast Tire today.
Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Space Coast Tire at 321-639-4008 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!
Very fair prices, small business :)
I had a nail in my tire and they were closing in two minutes and I called there. They stayed open to serve me and they were very nice. Reasonable with their prices. Thanks Space Coast.
Great people and tires!
GREAT!!!! Took my wife's car here after the Cocoa Hyundai dealership could not figure out what was wrong with it. Explained the problem with the guy in the office named Frank. He immediately said it sounds like a wheel bearing. They took care of it the same day. I will take my cars here from now on. Frank was honest and the price of the repair was very fair. I will recommend them to everyone who lives in the Brevard area. This is not a "Jiffy Lube" shop. They know what they are doing.
My family has used Space Coast Tires for years. I went to see them and Frank and the staff took fantastic care of my car! I highly recommend them! It's easy to find that trustworthy mechanic that does fantastic work as long as you look in the right spot! Thanks.
Brakes, alignment, front ends and more. These guys are awesome.
Excellent excellent place to take your car.
This place is awesome. Called in for a quote on a set of tires. Exact $ amount quoted was the exact amount paid and beat all the big name chains. Seriously!!! Time estimate was right on time as well. They were busy as all get out and still impressed the hell out of me. I'm definitely taking my business here from now on.
I have been using Space Coast Tire to get my car serviced and repaired since moving to Florida in 2004. They do excellent work, their prices are fair and I highly recommend them.
Great, friendly people. Great prices, and in and out with no hassles. Thanks for saving my day!!!
Honest friendly staff that helped me out in a pinch. Recommended highly.
My family has been coming here since I was a youngster and am 32 years old now. This is the only place my wife and I bring our cars to. Frank has always been there as long as I can remember and one of the few honest mechanics you will ever meet. If your local and need work done I would highly recommend it.
This place offers actual honest mechanics that will help you. This type of caring behavior is becoming foreign to the world. I will continue to use this place for all my cars. They treat you right, work really efficiently, and correct the problem the right way. No half measures here. Also the owner is a really good guy, helped me out multiple times. The best part has to be their pricing, it's almost like a common sense approach was taken here. This place is a hidden gem. If you are looking for honest, quality work at an affordable rate there is no other place, simple.
This place offers actual honest mechanics that will help you.
They do excellent work, their prices are fair and I highly recommend them.
I've been coming here for years. The guys are top notch!!
Space Coast is the only shop I trust with my vehicles.
My truck looks amazing. Got four new tires. I'm hard to please but they knocked it out of the park. Great work guys!!!
These guys are great! Always very quick to get me taken care of and I have never heard a sales pitch. They explain what needs to be done in a way that I understand and lets me know if there is a safety issue. I have been coming here for 5 years, my dad comes here, and we recommend this place to everyone! Great job guys!!
Awesome I love this place. The guys are honest, concerned and so caring. I give a big ups to them!!! I have had several awesome experiences with this repair shop.