Why Your Engine Needs Your Help

Your Chevy vehicle has been there for you for years, taking you to work and your kids to school. However, if you want your car to stay “healthy,” you must care for the engine and protect the heartbeat of your Chevy vehicle.

We recommend you bring your car to our Dexter, MI Chevy service center for an engine check regularly. We can look for signs of wear and make any necessary repairs. Why is engine service so important, and what causes wear? LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter has the answer.

Four Causes of Wear

First, let’s talk about reasons why an engine might experience wear. Most damage occurs from contaminants that get into the engine or from the internal parts themselves.

These are the four most common reasons:

  1. Abrasive Wear – Contaminants get inside the engine and scour the metal parts.
  2. Corrosive or Chemical Wear – Damage occurs to the metal components in the engine due to corrosive chemicals. You’re more likely to see this kind of damage in vehicles that aren’t driven a lot.
  3. Adhesive Wear – Metal parts inside the engine may rub together, which leads to damage. This most often occurs in vehicles that haul or carry heavy loads, operate at high speeds, or in extreme temperatures.
  4. Fatigue Wear – When lubricated or rolling elements inside the engine are put under a lot of stress, fatigue wear can occur.

Why Choose LaFontaine Chevrolet for Service?

Our Chevy service center is the place you can trust with your Chevy Equinox. Our factory-trained, certified service experts will diagnose and treat the causes of engine wear, as well as other regular maintenance issues and system repairs. We offer multi-point inspections and parts replacement using quality GM parts. We also offer other services such as:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire inspections/replacement/repair
  • Wheel alignment service
  • Brakes services
  • Battery checks

Schedule a service appointment online if it’s time to bring your Chevy vehicle in for an engine check (or other maintenance/repair issue).

Buying a New Chevy

If you’re looking to buy or lease a new car, come into our Chevy dealership in Dexter, MI for a test drive. We carry a wide inventory of the latest Chevy models, including the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Suburban.