Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Your vehicle's cooling system is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. Inside your engine, spark plugs ignite the fuel within the cylinders to produce small explosions that propel your vehicle down the road. With small explosions comes scorching temperatures that can destroy your engine if not controlled. There are two types of cooling systems - liquid-cooled and air-cooled. 

city of drivers with smog

While your exhaust system helps reduce noise output from your vehicle, it also significantly reduces harmful emissions from being released into the air. When your muffler and exhaust system are functioning properly, it significantly reduces your vehicle's harmful impact on the environment. It also significantly improves the functionality of your vehicle and improve fuel mileage for your car, truck, SUV or Jeep.

An exhaust system is made up of numerous parts that work together to rid your car of the exhaust gases that are created during the combustion cycle, as your engine burns fuel. Each part of your exhaust system has an important role to play in removing exhaust gases away from the engine as quickly as possible, allowing another cycle of combustion to begin. The more quickly and efficiently an exhaust system does this the more efficiently an engine can run. The main parts of an exhaust system are an exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, exhaust pipes, and the muffler.

Transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

Oil going into a funnel in a car

At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC, our priority is keeping your car or SUV in the best possible condition, for as long as possible. If you drive a BMW, Audi, Porsche, Subaru, Land Rover, or other luxury or performance vehicle, you want to keep it going strong for years to come. A huge part of that is keeping up with oil changes.

mechanic working on diesel engine

When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years.  But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

Torque converter

If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC, we can help with that.

Can’t say enough good things about Bowles Automotive. Highly skilled mechanics in diagnosis and repair. Very conscientious - my car was cleaner after I picked it up then when I dropped it off. Most importantly, VERY trustworthy and honest. I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep if I left my wallet and a copy of my tax returns on the front seat of my vehicle while they did their work. Great people! - Brian F. (recommended on Facebook)

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