Dirty SAAB EngineWhen it comes to taking care of our vehicles we think about regular maintenance, oil changes, repairs and hitting the car wash. Few people actually consider having their engine compartment cleaned. It may seem like a task that only true car enthusiasts do on a regular basis. While it may not seem necessary a clean engine compartment is good for all vehicles and their owners.

What are the benefits to having a clean engine compartment?

You can catch problems early

When you have a clean engine compartment it is much easier  to get a proper diagnosis because we can see small leaks before they get out of hand. Fixing a problem while it’s small can keep repair prices smaller by preventing more extensive damage to other parts of the vehicle.

Prevent Buildup

Regular cleaning will keep the engine from building up grease and dirt. When dirt builds up around sensitive or delicate parts it may eventually interfere with performance.

Resale Value

When it comes time to sell your car every one is going to want to check under the hood, even if they don’t know what they’re looking for. A clean car engine bay is a sign that you’ve taken care of your vehicle and treated it well. It tells others that the car has been maintained rather than throwing up red flags like a dirty engine compartment will.

Whether it’s your SAAB, Audi, VW. BMW, or MINI a clean engine keeps things running more smoothly and repairs easier to find and complete.

Cleaning the engine compartment isn’t something you have to tackle on your own or worry about at the car wash. We now offer this service as part of our diagnosis and maintenance. Don will be recommending this service for vehicles that could use a clean up and it will be included as part of some repairs as well. If you have any questions give us a call.