If your car or truck's engine light is on; it can mean several things, all of them problematic. Your vehicle might have a fault that's related directly to engine management. There may be a problem with your automobile's body control or climate control system or a breakdown in one of your car's systems. But analyzing and correcting an engine malfunction in a car, truck or SUV requires specific equipment and specialized knowhow—solutions the mechanics and service personnel at your local Pep Boys Auto Parts Store are ready to answer. So if your engine light's on: Bring your car to pep Boys today.
Peter Fuentes-Afflick, Senior Engineer at Techron, talks about what it takes to have a clean engine.
Here's a noisy Chrysler 300 with a locked-center tensioned accessory drive. In order to determine if the noise is a chip or a squeal one method is to spray the rib side with water. If the noise gets louder its technically a squeal and therefore a tension issue rather than misalignment. First disconnect the battery for safety sake. Since this is a locked-center tension drive the adjustable idler pulley should be inspected first. Spin it to check for lock-up, binding or a gravely sound. If it free-wheels the grease is gone. Also check for free-rock. A little is ok but too much means the pulley should be replaced.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of Bar’s Leaks Engine Repair and Stop Leak. This 2-part formula restores performance to your engine while adding protection to stop leaks, noise, and smoking.
The Techron Engine lab runs 24/7 about 600,000 hours per year, and evaluates competitor's fuel additives and fuels against Techron.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of Rislone Engine Treatment. Engine treatment additives are a great way to prevent sludge buildup that can ruin your vehicle’s performance.
Let the guys from Modern Muscle teach you how to find Top Dead Center (TDC) on your engine.
Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment is a unique formulation that cleans and lubricates multiple systems in your vehicle.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of the Chevrolet Performance Parts Proform Chrome Engine Air Cleaner Kit. The Chevrolet chrome air cleaner is constructed from high quality die-cast aluminum material with a chrome finish featuring classic styling for a retro set up.
The Engine Mount secures the engine and transmission to the frame of the vehicle and is typically made of both rubber and steel. This part is also designed to absorb road shocks, so there’s no engine movement during operation.
Marshall Livingstone, GUNK Brand Manager with Dr. Larry Beaver discuss GUNK engine degreasing products. For general light duty cleaning and removal of dust and dirt from an engine we recommend using the foamy engine cleaner. For a heavier, greasier layer on an engine that has maybe had an oil leak, use the original degreaser. When there is really heavy caked on build up, use the heavy duty gel engine degreaser that clings to the surface, penetrates the grease and lifts it off. Then of course when you're finished with any of these degreasers, you would use the engine protector. That leaves behind a shine and it also conditions the plastics and rubber parts.
Get the hole-shot advantage with MSD’s new 2-Step Launch Control for GM Gen-V-equipped manual transmission vehicles, or any vehicle taking advantage of a Gen V swap! GM’s Gen V LT engines produce great low-end torque and top-end power. Harness both by incorporating MSD’s 2-Step Launch Control – allowing your vehicle to maximize starting line traction and produce consistent launches – while letting the engine pull smoothly all the way to redline once the vehicle is moving.
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Watch Pennzoil mechanical engineer Shanna Simmons explain the latest engine trends and how Pennzoil® Synthetics are engineered to provide complete protection and high performance for modern engines.
Diesel Engine Oil is designed to protect and lubricate internal parts, while helping to ensure the engine does not overheat during operation. Diesel engine oil has a much higher viscosity rate and enhanced detergents than its gasoline engine oil.
Rislone 3x Concentrated ZDDP Engine Oil Supplement with Zinc Treatment is formulated with the metal protection many older and high-performance engines require but modern conventional motor oils lack.
Mazda SKYACTIVE Engines deliver increased power, performance and gas mileage. Most are GDI or gas direct injection engines, they're great engines but then need a bit more periodic maintenance. If you drive one of these vehicles, this is important.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of Lucas Oil’s Engine Break In Oil. This simple-to-use engine oil additive is specially formulated to protect your camshaft, lifters and valve train during the break-in period – and can be used with every oil change on flat tappet and high-performance engines.
Bar’s Leaks Engine Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to stop oil leaks caused by normal engine age and wear.
Ford EcoBoost Engines deliver increased power, performance and gas mileage. They are GDI or gas direct injection engines, they're great engines but then need a bit more periodic maintenance. If you drive one of these vehicles, this is important. Because of their design, these engines need treatment with CRC GDI IVD Intake Valve & Turbo Cleaner every 10,000 miles.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of Bar’s Leaks Engine Oil Stop Leak. This stop leak is specially designed to stop oil leaks caused by normal engine age and wear.
Mini Cooper Engines deliver increased power, performance and gas mileage. Most are GDI or gas direct injection engines, they're great engines but then need a bit more periodic maintenance. If you drive one of these vehicles, this is important.
For faster, easier and more consistent starts, use the Champion Small Engine Spark Plug.
Leaks from your engine block & radiator can be time consuming to fix not to mention very expensive, but with K&W Permanent Metallic™ Block Seal, you can fix the problem yourself and get back on the road without an expensive repair bill.
Find the best Oil including the Royal Purple 5W 30 Engine Oil online or stop by your local Pep Boys Auto Store and trust the Boys to get you there.
Pep Boys is a proud retailer of the Torin Big Red 2 Ton Folding Engine Hoist. Pulling the engine out of your vehicle used to be a hassle. The Big Red 2 Ton Folding Engine Hoist will save you space and still give you the power you need to lift out your motor.
Find the best Engine Treatments including the CataClean Engine Treatment online or stop by your local Pep Boys Auto Store and trust the Boys to get you there.