Engines

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

    oil being put into the car

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

    working on a truck on a lift

    Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

    There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

    car parts

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

  • Diesel engines: the essentials

    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? Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine. 

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

    hand screwing lid off of coolant

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • JASPER - Products You Can Trust

    Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

  • Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

    Injector

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

  • Modern piston design, and what that means for you

    pistons in a vehicle

    There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

  • New Chevrolet Engine Option from JASPER

     GM Gen IV 5.3L Class-1 DOD/AFM Delete Engine

    If you own a 2007-2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Yukon then JASPER’s latest offering of a Remanufactured GM Gen IV 5.3L Class-1 DOD/AFM Delete Engine is for you. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine we strive to provide our customers with only the best products and that’s why we are proud to provide quality products from Jasper Engines and Transmission.

  • New Chrysler Engine Options from JASPER

    Pentastar Engine

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine we strive to provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER has recently announced the expanded availability of the Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar engine line. This engine is available for the 2011-2014 Volkswagen Routan.

  • New Engine Options Available for Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles!

    GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine

    Here at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL we offer only the best products for our St Augustine, FL drivers and the new GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions, who is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products, make no exception.

    When you experience issues with your Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, or Sierra (Hybrid) you now have an option to KEEP your vehicle and install a New JASPER GM Gen V 5.3L GDI engine which comes with their 3 yr | 100,000-mile Parts & Labor nationwide warranty which is fully-transferrable. That vehicle you love is now ready for lots of vacation trips and hard work.

    The JASPER way is to fix any issues with the engine and re-design any inherent problems in the original product which is why they have been a leader in the market since 1942! We love their products because we know our customers can depend on the quality as well as the warranty if there should be an issue which brings complete peace of mind.

  • New JASPER Option for Medium-Duty On-Road Trucks

    Cummins 6.7L

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair we offer only the best products to our St Augustine drivers, that’s why we’re excited to announce the expanded availability of the Cummins 6.7L ISB/QSB Rear Gear Running Complete engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions. JASPER is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products.

    If you are experiencing issues with the current engine on your 2013-2018 medium-duty on-road trucks, agriculture, construction, and industrial applications you now have an affordable option for an engine replacement. This engine is available with and without head studs and is completely remanufactured using a standard set of new parts. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair, we love JASPER products because we know that our customers can depend on the quality of the product while having peace of mind because of the warranty this great company offers.

  • Oil Leaks

    oil cap on car

    Are you leaking oil? Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

  • Own a Ford Truck? New Engine Options Available for You

    Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair we offer only the best products to our St Augustine, FL drivers, that’s why we’re excited to announce the availability of the Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine from our partner Jasper Engines & Transmissions. JASPER is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products.

    If you are experiencing issues with the diesel engine on your Ford truck, you now have an affordable option that will allow you to keep the truck you love by installing a remanufactured Ford 6.7L Scorpion Running Complete Diesel Engine giving you more power to do the work you need your truck to do. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair, we love JASPER products because we know that our customers can depend on the quality of the product while having peace of mind because of the warranty JASPER offers.

  • Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

    interior of car

    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

  • Quality Engine Work is a Top Priority

    Engine Maintenance

    A quality product is only as good as the quality of the installation. You’re dropping some serious money on an engine replacement, on a car that’s worth even more. Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL is here to make sure you get the quality install you need.

  • Reduce Noise and Increase Fuel Mileage

    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.

  • Replacement Engine Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running

    Engine Maintenance

    Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL 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.

  • Save Your Engine Before It Quits

    fleet

    Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

  • When was the last time you changed your oil?

    Oil going into a funnel in a car

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, 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.

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