mechanic working on engine

Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From Royson's Automotive in Blythewood, SC, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Royson's Automotive in Blythewood, SC has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Royson's Automotive!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Blythewood drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

battery warning light

It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

corrosive battery in car image

When you are having trouble with your car or truck starting and you open the hood up to take a peek to see this....you'll see what an overly corroded battery looks like. This happens naturally over time on vehicle battery terminals.  If you are like 99% of normal Blythewood drivers, you don't check your oil or your battery so you don't keep an eye on the amount of corrosion that's building up on your car or truck battery.  Here at Royson's Automotive, we do and there are solvents that we can use here in the shop during a battery maintenance service that will help slow the corrosion process but nothing that can prevent it 100%. Way before it gets to this point, we will be suggesting you consider replacing the battery. 

technician in auto shop

Whether you drive a Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup, maintenance and repair performed the correct way is a huge part of keeping you on the road. At Royson's Automotive in Blythewood, SC, we use ASE certified technicians to make sure you get the best service in the industry.

We had car trouble and had to come off the I77 exit in Blythewood. Turned out the alternator needed to be replaced. They were extremely helpful and provided excellent customer service despite being very busy.

- John K (5-Star Google Review)

Great service! The guys at Royson's fixed my car quickly. They had me in and out within 15 minutes. My car ran great, and I haven't had a problem with it since. I will definitely be back! This was by far the best experience I've ever had at a car garage.

- Riley B (5-Star Google Review)

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