563-562-3880
125 E Bridge St
Spillville, IA 52168
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Howard's Tire and Repair provides Engine Diagnostics and Performance services to Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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Description of Engine Diagnostics and Performance

Every vehicle built since 1996 has been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System that monitors engine performance. Discrepancies in performance levels are reported through your vehicle’s computer system. Once the “check engine” or “service engine” light is displayed, your next step should be to seek out an engine diagnostic service or an engine tune-up. Engine diagnostics allow our staff to gather helpful information about the operating condition of your engine. The insights obtained during an engine diagnostic will determine the extent of suggested engine repairs. The most common diagnostic trouble codes are generated in response to malfunctions in the powertrain. Ultimately, regular engine tune-ups are necessary to optimize engine performance. A tune-up is also one of the most effective ways to prevent unexpected engine trouble. During an engine tune-up, our staff may replace the spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, fuel filter, and distributor cap and rotor in your vehicle. Our experts will also check emission levels, fuel lines, and belts and hoses. Engine diagnostics and regular engine tune-ups can help extend the life of your vehicle and improve the health of your engine.

Benefits of Engine Diagnostics and Performance

While regular engine maintenance will help ensure that your engine always performs at peak conditions, there are also signs you can look for that indicate an engine repair service is needed. The “check engine” or “service engine” light is a sure sign that your engine should be looked at by an expert sooner than later. Most of the time, your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics System will detect an engine issue and store the corresponding repair code, which can be accessed by a member of our service staff. Slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating are all signs that you should seek engine repairs or engine diagnostics to determine the full extent of your engine trouble. A decrease in gas mileage and detectable loss of power during acceleration are also signs of an impending engine tune-up or engine repair service. Engine warning lights help alert drivers to minor issues before they become major repairs. Be sure to follow up with our staff once your vehicle's On-Board Diagnostics System detects a problem with your engine.

Howard's Tire and Repair proudly serves the Engine Diagnostics and Performance needs of customers in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Calmar IA | Decorah IA | Spillville IA | and surrounding areas

Engine Diagnostics

The OBD System, or On-Board Diagnostics System, was originally installed to monitor vehicle emissions, but it also detects problems...

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes

Engine Tune-Up

In the past, engine tune-ups were much more time consuming because they required a motorist to check a variety of parts...

Approx. Time: 180 Minutes

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Howard's Tire and Repair in Spillville, IA

What began as a full-service gas station evolved into a well-respected auto repair and tire shop. Howard's Tire and Repair serves motorists in Spillville, IA, Decorah, IA, Calmar, IA, and surrounding areas with the highest quality auto repairs. Our expert technicians perform a variety of repairs on both foreign and domestic vehicles and will always discuss repair options with our customers. We also offer a wide range of passenger, light truck and ag tires, as well as farm tire repair, both on and off the farm. Our tires are from the best brands around, ensuring that quality is never compromised. Call us now if you need a wheel alignment, or other auto repairs, or to purchase tires. We’ll get you what you need and have you back on the road before you know it.

Contact Us

Phone: (563) 562-3880
Fax: (563) 562-3060
Address: 125 E Bridge St.
Spillville, IA 52168