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ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed

ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Your engine is one of, if not the most important major component of your car. Without it working in good order, it's impossible for you to go anywhere. If it runs inefficiently, you may face a whole host of problems that can be avoided with relatively simple maintenance. At Arnst Ocean Automotive we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.




Oil Changes
One of the simplest ways to determine the condition of your engine is to examine the oil that drains out during an oil change. The oil circulates through much of your engine, so it's a great way to determine the overall health of your car's power plant. Ideally, we want your oil to be darker than when it went in with uniform viscosity and no solid particles. Solid particles are a major concern because they mean that something inside the engine, be it a seal or anything else, is breaking apart. Engines contain a lot of finely balanced mechanisms with only a few micrometers of space for moving parts to clear each other. Any solid particles moving through your engine can cause a massive amount of damage very quickly. At Arnst Ocean Automotive we perform expert analysis on your oil to make sure that everything is working perfectly within your engine's internals, and we carry the best oils to replace that fluid in your vehicle.


Engine Coolant
Another simple item that can save your engine untold misery, is the coolant fluid, which keeps everything running at the correct temperature. The many moving parts inside your engine, as well as the explosions taking place within its combustion chambers, generate a significant amount of heat. As with any machine, your engine has temperature tolerances at which it happily operates. Once those tolerances are exceeded, things can start to go wrong. A common side effect of overheating can be radiator failure. The water that cools the engine becomes heated and pressurizes the radiator past a safe level causing the scalding water to spray out. This dangerous problem can be avoided with the engine coolants used by Arnst Ocean Automotive.


Filters
To work efficiently, your car's engine needs the ingredients for combustion to be delivered in the purest form possible. To this end your engine contains a number of filters which keep everything nice and clean. Arnst Ocean Automotive's engine thorough maintenance keeps checks on your air, oil, and fuel filters, replacing them as needed to keep your car running at its highest efficiency.


Fuel Injector Cleaning
Working alongside your spark plugs are the injectors that shoot a precise amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. Over time these injectors can become clogged with contaminants from fuel. Arnst Ocean Automotive carries a line of specially developed injector cleaning solutions which open the injector tubing back up and get your car back to making the most power that it can.


Accessory Belts
Engine accessories such as the alternator and air conditioning compressor rely on belts that take power from the engine to run them. Over time, these belts can become frayed and damaged. If your alternator belt snaps, for example, your engine won't be able to generate the electricity it needs to charge the battery and keep itself running. Arnst Ocean Automotive can keep a close eye on the health of your accessory belts and ensure that all your engine's pulleys are lined up perfectly to allow for the maximum amount of use from your belts.


Diesel
Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Changing the oil & filter
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system

You can count on the experts at Arnst Ocean Automotive to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly. For all your fuel injection maintenance and replacement needs, call 561-265-1374 or visit Arnst Ocean Automotive today.

Ignition
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car. For all your ignition system maintenance and replacement needs, call or visit Arnst Ocean Automotive today.

Ignition Wires & Cables
Ignition cables also known as spark plug wires are an important part of your car's ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Arnst Ocean Automotive in Delray Beach, FL 33445. Here, you will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.

Spark Plugs
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven't been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Arnst Ocean Automotive, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs. For all your spark plug repair or replacement needs, call 561-265-1374 or visit Arnst Ocean Automotive today.

Oil, Lube, and Filter
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Arnst Ocean Automotive in Delray Beach, FL 33445.

Check Engine Light
No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. At Arnst Ocean Automotive, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. Give us a call at 561-265-1374 or stop by the shop for our expert assistance.

Whether you're in need of simple oil service, or more significant engine maintenance, call Arnst Ocean Automotive at 561-265-1374 to learn how we can help you get back on the road quickly!

What People Say About Us


  • -Connie G.

    Great guys!!


  • -Paul M.

    This place is by far one of the best shops I've taken my car to. Very clean shop, experienced mechanics and people who went the extra mile. Thanks Arnst Ocean.


  • -Ian K.

    Arnst Ocean Automotive has saved the day for me quite a few times now on my 1966 Mustang. Whether you have a classic car or a modern car, I highly recommend this shop. They are upfront and honest, and they are completely transparent with the work that is needed and the price to get the job done.


  • -Jonathan R.

    Just a great shop! I drove in after hours with a flat and the 90 degree sun stalking me. The owner came out, didn't gouge me price-wise, and made a bad day a little less terrible. A reminder of how things used to be. I recommend.


  • -Allen C.

    Dave Clayton and his son make getting your car fixed a pleasure. Have total confidence in them.


  • -Eric K.

    Dave is the best!


  • -Kris W.

    Honest and knowledgable mechanic (a rarity in S. Florida). I've been a customer for 5 years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else.


  • -Rusty S.

    Good and honest people.


  • -Leondardo C.

    A very honest mechanic, with great knowledge. The best one for your car.


  • -Rosalie R.

    Everyone was great to me. Being new to Delray Beach, they were so nice to do business with today. The repair was completed in a timely manner, and they answered all questions.


  • -Brian K.

    Great service, quick and affordable.


  • -Barbara D. J.

    Thank you!!!! You just saved me! My new auto repair shop from now on!


  • -Joe H.

    Fantastic service, family-run, wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you.


  • -Devon G. D.

    Love this place! Great price, and the staff there is awesome! I won't take my car anywhere else!


  • -Sean F.

    Wouldn't trust my vehicle with anyone else. Fast, well-priced service.


  • -Russell L.

    Ask for Matt the dancing mechanic. Your car will thank you.


  • -Jenna T.

    Amazing place with very caring staff! I am very pleased and will go back again.


  • -C Scott G.

    Honest! Well run office and garage. A very rare combination today. My cars have a home there, and I don't have to worry.


  • -Kimberly C.

    I loved it! They are super nice, really clean office and garage, and the prices were good compared to alot of other places. I will be a repeat customer.


  • -Kalea K.

    All the reliability, none of the games. Professionals you can trust!


  • -Brian K.

    They're good, but they're also nice. I'd recommend to a friend.


  • -Sean P.

    Not only the most honest shop, but their work is impeccable. They remember your name and are super professional. This is how your neighborhood mechanic should be. I won't go any where else. Ever!


  • -Michelle D.

    Arnst Ocean Automotive is awesome. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Matt is the best and extremely trustworthy. Highly recommended.


  • -Olivia F.

    Amazing service!!!! You can tell that Dave is an honest, hardworking businessman and the type of person I want to give my service to. I got my car serviced on Tuesday and today is Saturday and I received a 10 dollar gift card towards services for being a new customer! That was a nice touch to an already amazing experience!! Definitely will be back.


  • -Tom D.

    One of the best shops in the area! Highly recommend! Dave is a straight shooter and always does quality work and keeps you in the loop with things as they come up. The place to go to get it done right the first time.


  • -Sean N.

    Great shop. I will return here next time my car has a problem. They did a great job fixing my car, and the car has been running good ever since.


  • -Chris E.

    Dave did a great job of getting my Jeep Wrangler running again. He took the time to properly diagnose it and figure out what was really wrong instead of just changing out probable components. I'll use them again.


  • -Dylan J.

    I've been going here since I bought my '67 Lincoln Continental Convertible five years ago. I have have found Dave (the owner) and his staff to be fast, competent and dilligent in all the work they've done for me over the years. I recommend them highly.


  • -Kyle S.

    I have been taking my vehicles to this shop for over a decade. The service Dave provides is always consistent and thorough. Arnst Ocean Automotive is a hidden gem and the best in the business. You can thank me later.


  • -Davin C.

    Rest assured you will be worry free, and they will only do what is required to get your car back in running order and driving safe. I highly recommend these guys for any automotive work you require.

Call us for service: 561-265-1374

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