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 Fast Auto & 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 Fast Auto & 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 Fast Auto & 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. Fast Auto & 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. Fast Auto & 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. Fast Auto & 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 Fast Auto & Tire, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 479-254-8080 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 Fast Auto & 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 479-254-8080 or visit Fast Auto & 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 Fast Auto & 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 Fast Auto & Tire in Bentonville, AR 72712. 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 Fast Auto & Tire in Bentonville, AR 72712.
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 Fast Auto & Tire, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 479-254-8080 or visit Fast Auto & Tire today.
Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Fast Auto & Tire at 479-254-8080 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!
Have always done a great job taking care of both of my Hondas ('04 Pilot, '09 Accord), and more reasonably priced than the dealership.
The best! I highly recommend. Did a really good job and great customer service!
You won't find a better place around northwest AR. This is a small family-owned local business that has ties in the community and provides honest fast service. Support local business. See Chris and his staff they will treat you right!
Their prices are always fair and get it done, quick and right the first time! I highly recommend Fast Auto & Tire for all your automotive needs! If the local Law Enforcement Agencies use them, then why wouldn't you?
Smaller shop but locally owned. Great people. Chris the owner is super knowledgable about auto repair. They do super great custom work and can build pretty much anything. Always honest & fair. I highly recommend.
Quality work from some awesome mechanics!
Friendly staff- always willing to help me find the most affordable solution for my car.
Very fast and friendly same day service at a great price! I will continue to go back and would recommend anyone looking for great service to check them out!
...I decided to take my Jeep to these guys and give them a shot...They easily could've taken advantage of me, but these guys made sure to check my Jeep top to bottom. I had noticed that my AC wasn't blowing as hard as it should, but didn't think to mention it. Chris called to say that they had found an issue with it and could repair it. I'm very happy with the service I received, and they will be getting all of my business from now on.
I can always count on them for great quality service. They are honest and are not out to make you spend a fortune. They are willing to work with you and provide the best service. I recommend them to anyone who is having car trouble! One of my favorite local businesses!!!
We (my daughter and I) have been bringing our cars to Fast Auto for service and tires for a few years now. We have never been disappointed with any of their service and as a matter of fact I have another car which I will take to them to do some work on it. I trust Fast Auto to take care of my cars needs.
Best place to get anything done with your vehicle. Couple of great guys who take pride in their work and do the job right. Highly recommend!
Most honest shop in town. Me and my husband have brought our cars in for years and always have had quality work! The owner is so personable and giving! Personally donated to the volunteer Stella fire department some equipment & every year participates in our auction to raise funds benefiting the fire department! Highly recommend! You won't regret it!