TLC Automotive

222 E. Walnut
Independence, MO 64050

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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.

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TLC Automotive
222 East Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050

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

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TLC Automotive

222 E. Walnut

Independence, MO 64050

Phone: 816-833-4411

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7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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