Monthly Archives: January 2019

What Car Complaints Are Not Worth Repairing?

You love your car and you never, ever want to get rid of it, but at what point are you wasting money by keeping your baby on the road? Trust us, we here at Dhillon Motorsports, formerly known as Smog Man San Jose understand, and we'll do what we can to help keep your vehicle running as it should. That said, there are some repairs – or car complaints – that are not worth the hit to your pocketbook. Rod Knock There's a term we use in the auto service industry and it is “rod knock.” What this means is your car engine's pistons are punching through your engine block. This happens when you drive like a maniac without taking care of your car. In other words, you don't change your engine fluids or have other maintenance done as you should. Either or both can cause the rod bolts and bearings to loosen, which gives the pistons the freedom they need to slam against the block. A damaged engine block and pistons will cost you more than you care to know to repair. Ben ... read more


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