TLC Automotive

222 E. Walnut
Independence, MO 64050

816-833-4411

TLC Automotive Tech Question On Engine Failure

Posted on December 20,13 by admin

TLC Automotive Tech Question:

I’m Collins of Independence. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at TLC Automotive in Independence. What could I have done to prevent this?

TLC Automotive Tech Answer:

You’ve got to feel for Collins: an expensive major engine rebuild is pretty extreme. It’s a tough situation for Independence motorists to be in: maybe you’re still making payments on your SUV and nobody wants to buy it with a blown engine, so you really have no choice but to pay the money to get it fixed.

This is why your vehicle manufacturer and TLC Automotive has preventive maintenance schedules – to help you avoid major repairs. Suppose you don’t change your timing belt on schedule and it breaks. That can mean bent valves and a damaged cylinder head.

Maybe you’ve skipped over the TLC Automotive recommendation to replace your coolant and end up with catastrophic overheating.

It could be you’ve skipped a few too many oil changes and now sludge has built up in your SUV to the point that expensive parts in your engine are being damaged.

Check your SUV oil level every month and follow your automobile manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. And if you’re behind on any services, ask your caring TLC Automotive service advisor to help you work out a plan to get caught up.

Give us a call

TLC Automotive
222 East Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050
816.833.4411
http://tlcautoinc.com/directions.html

At TLC Automotive in Independence MO (64050) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 816.833.4411. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit http://www.napaautocare.com/.

TLC Automotive Tech Question On Your Water Pump

Posted on December 20,13 by admin

TLC Automotive Tech Question:

I was driving on the freeway in MO and my SUV engine started to get hot. I turned off my air conditioner and was able to drive about 80 miles to my meeting and then found a shop in Independence. It turns out that my water pump was leaking. It cost me many hundreds of dollars to get it fixed. What could I have done to avoid this?

TLC Automotive Answer:

This guy’s story really did have a happy ending. When you continue driving when your engine’s overheating you risk a catastrophic engine failure. It really is a good idea to pull over and let your SUV engine cool down before driving again. If you add water or coolant, be sure your engine is cool or you risk serious burns.

Now there’s no way for Independence car owners to predict when their water pump will fail – they just wear out. This fellow’s water pump replacement was more expensive because his water pump is driven by his timing belt. That requires a lot of hours to get to the water pump and then put everything back on the engine.

A money saving tip from TLC Automotive in Independence: if your water pump is driven by your timing belt – replace the pump when you have your scheduled timing belt replacement. That way most of the work is already done and you don’t have to pay for it twice.

Check with your caring TLC Automotive service professional about when your timing belt should be replaced.

Give us a call

TLC Automotive
222 East Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050
816.833.4411
http://tlcautoinc.com/directions.html

At TLC Automotive in Independence MO (64050) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 816.833.4411. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit http://www.napaautocare.com/.

TLC Automotive Launches NEW Website!

Posted on November 20,13 by pacokc

We got a new look! TLC Automotive of Independence, MO, has launched a new website. We understand that the web influences how our customers are looking for businesses and services. Our goal is to make sure that our quality auto repair services can be easily found on the web!

Feel free to browse around our new website and let us know what you think. Please come back frequently to check out the latest news, photos, advice and promotions.

By taking your vehicle to a NAPA AutoCare Center, you’re getting the best of both worlds. All AutoCare Centers are independently-owned shops that take pride in their communities and customers while still being backed up by a national warranty and the trusted NAPA brand.

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TLC Automotive

222 E. Walnut

Independence, MO 64050

Phone: 816-833-4411

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