Engine Repair

Understanding Engine Repair at

L&N Performance Auto Repair

At L&N Performance, your vehicle’s health is our top priority. The engine, the heart of your car, is complex, powerful, and if well-maintained, incredibly reliable. But it can encounter issues, and that’s where understanding the causes and solutions of engine repair come into play.

Common Causes of Engine Repair

An engine can require repair for various reasons, but some common issues we often see include:

System Failures

The engine generates a lot of heat. Without a working cooling system, this heat can damage engine components, leading to overheating and potentially severe damage.


Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, providing necessary lubrication to its moving parts. Insufficient lubrication due to leaks, low oil levels, or old, dirty oil can cause premature wear or even catastrophic engine failure.

Worn Spark Plugs or Ignition System Issues

Spark plugs ignite the fuel in your engine. If they’re worn out, your engine won’t run as efficiently, or it might not run at all.

Timing Belt or Chain Problems

These components keep the engine’s valves opening and closing at the right times. If a timing belt or chain fails, it can cause valves and pistons to collide, resulting in significant damage.

Air and
Fuel Mixture Issues

If the fuel mix isn’t just right, it can lead to poor performance, decreased fuel economy, or even a non-starting engine.

Recognizing the Need for Engine Repair

Here are signs that your engine might need a professional’s touch:

Check Engine Light

This dashboard sentinel can indicate a range of problems, from a loose gas cap to a more severe engine issue.

Performance Decline

Loss of power, rough idling, stalling, or difficulty starting can all be symptoms of engine problems.

Unusual Noises

Knocking, grinding, or clattering sounds from under the hood should never be ignored.

Smoke or Steam

Blue smoke suggests oil burning in the combustion chamber, while white smoke can mean coolant leaks into engine areas where it doesn't belong.

Oil Patches

Spots of oil under your car can indicate a leak, which could lead to low oil levels and engine damage.

Engine Repair in Blowing Rock, NC. Image of a mechanic working on repairing an engine in a vehicle inside the shop.

Why Bring Your Vehicle to L&N Performance Auto Repair?

When it comes to engine repairs, L&N Performance Auto Repair is the trusted name in Blowing Rock, NC. Here’s why:

Cutting-Edge Equipment:

We invest in the latest diagnostic tools and repair technology to handle any engine issue with precision.

Expertise You Can Trust:

Our technicians are not just skilled; they’re at the forefront when it comes to automotive innovation, staying ahead of industry trends and training.

Customer-Centric Service:

Our founder, Lucas Underwood, ensures every customer receives the highest quality of care, complete with the clarity and understanding you deserve.

A Reputation for Quality:

We're known for our high standard of work, and we take pride in upholding this reputation with every repair.

The L&N Performance Engine Repair Advantage

Comprehensive Diagnostics:

We start with a thorough inspection to accurately identify the root cause of your engine troubles.

Honest Communication:

We explain the necessary repairs, why they're needed, and how we'll fix them in straightforward talk that’s not complicated.

Warranty-backed Repairs:

Our services come with a warranty, giving you peace of mind that your vehicle is in the best hands.

Follow-Up Support:

Our job isn't done when you leave the shop. We offer guidance on maintaining your engine's health to avoid future issues.

Contact L&N Performance Auto Repair today for an Appointment

At L&N Performance Auto Repair, we treat your engine with the care and expertise it deserves. Whether you’re facing a minor issue or a major repair, we’re here to ensure your vehicle continues to perform at its best.

If you suspect your engine needs professional attention, don’t hesitate to visit us at 303 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, call us at (828) 266-9077. At L&N Performance Auto Repair, we’re not just repairing engines; we’re fueling journeys and forging lasting relationships with every car and customer.