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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

If you are like many other drivers, you would like your vehicle to last you as long as possible. But the engine has worn out and you are headed toward a costly engine repair! If you don’t want to give up on your vehicle to purchase a new one, an engine rebuild could be a good alternative. Keeping your current vehicle and having the engine rebuilt might be the better financial decision for you, especially if it is still in good condition overall.

So when should you rebuild your engine? There are two main conditions that deciding to have your engine rebuilt might be the best decision:

  • Worn bearings -- The moving parts of the engine (such as the crankshaft, rods, and pistons) are mounted on bearings that are constantly being lubricated by the engine oil. However, as these bearings wear, they can start to make loud knocking sounds, and if left unattended, can eventually cause engine failure. Even though these bearings are designed to last thousands of miles, wear is accelerated if the vehicle is consistently run on low oil levels or dirty oil.
  • Poorly-sealed piston rings -- Piston rings seal in the expanding gasses created by the burning of gasoline within the engine. As the pistons wear, they can no longer effectively seal the cylinders. Oil from the crankcase can leak past the worn rings into the cylinder and burn along with the fuel mixture.

So that you can make an informed decision about what kind of engine repair to choose, discuss an engine rebuild with your trusted mechanic. Here is a brief description of what takes place during an engine rebuild:

  • The condition of the “block” is assessed by removing the lower half (the “short block”), disassembled, and cleaned.
  • The piston rings (sometimes the pistons themselves) and bearings are replaced.
  • The internal surfaces of the cylinders (and possibly the cylinder head) are reconditioned so that the new piston rings can form a proper seal.
  • After the entire engine has been assessed, cleaned, parts replaced, and reassembled, the engine is installed back into your vehicle.

A rebuilt engine is generally known to be reliable (most of the time better than new) and backed by warranties.

Wondering when should you rebuild your engine? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about engine repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Wondering when should you rebuild your engine? So that you can keep your car as long as possible, an engine rebuild might be the best engine repair option.

If you are like many other drivers, you would like your vehicle to last you as long as possible. But the engine has worn out and you are headed toward a costly engine repair! If you don’t want to give up on your vehicle to purchase a new one, an engine rebuild could be a good alternative. Keeping your current vehicle and having the engine rebuilt might be the better financial decision for you, especially if it is still in good condition overall.

So when should you rebuild your engine? There are two main conditions that deciding to have your engine rebuilt might be the best decision:

  • Worn bearings -- The moving parts of the engine (such as the crankshaft, rods, and pistons) are mounted on bearings that are constantly being lubricated by the engine oil. However, as these bearings wear, they can start to make loud knocking sounds, and if left unattended, can eventually cause engine failure. Even though these bearings are designed to last thousands of miles, wear is accelerated if the vehicle is consistently run on low oil levels or dirty oil.
  • Poorly-sealed piston rings -- Piston rings seal in the expanding gasses created by the burning of gasoline within the engine. As the pistons wear, they can no longer effectively seal the cylinders. Oil from the crankcase can leak past the worn rings into the cylinder and burn along with the fuel mixture.

So that you can make an informed decision about what kind of engine repair to choose, discuss an engine rebuild with your trusted mechanic. Here is a brief description of what takes place during an engine rebuild:

  • The condition of the “block” is assessed by removing the lower half (the “short block”), disassembled, and cleaned.
  • The piston rings (sometimes the pistons themselves) and bearings are replaced.
  • The internal surfaces of the cylinders (and possibly the cylinder head) are reconditioned so that the new piston rings can form a proper seal.
  • After the entire engine has been assessed, cleaned, parts replaced, and reassembled, the engine is installed back into your vehicle.

A rebuilt engine is generally known to be reliable (most of the time better than new) and backed by warranties.

Wondering when should you rebuild your engine? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about engine repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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1320 Main Street #1, Billings, MT 59105406-259-4740service@heights-carcare.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:30pm
Sat:07:30am - 05:00pm
Sun:Closed
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