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Engine Repair & Diagnostic

Find Out Why the Check Engine Light is On

Engine Repair & Diagnostics in Des Moines

Whether you’re running a quick errand or stuck in rush hour traffic, nothing puts a damper on the day like seeing your vehicles’ check engine light turn on. Don’t panic or cancel your plans, there are many sensors on the engine, and a Check Engine Light can often be a simple inexpensive fix. Schedule an appointment at Hilltop Tire Service, and we’ll help you relax.

The Check Engine Light is your vehicles computer telling you something is wrong, but not what is wrong. An engine diagnostic check will quickly narrow down what may be the problem. Just bring your vehicle into one of our auto service centers in downtown East Village or Des Moines and they will perform an engine diagnostic test. Once one of our certified technicians has run an engine diagnostic report, we will let you know what, if any, engine repair is needed.

Hilltop Tire Service provides engine diagnostics and repairs for customers in downtown Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, Altoona, and surrounding areas.

East Location

Downtown Location

Johnston Location

What is an Engine Diagnostic Test?

A certified service technician connects to your vehicle with a special diagnostic tool. This tool reads and interprets the code associated with the check engine light, giving our technician the data they need to locate the problem. After we know the cause of the problem, we will give you a detailed estimate to fix it. We only do work after you give us the go ahead.

What are Common Engine Problems?

There are a number a reasons why your Check Engine light could be on. Don’t be alarmed - It might not be the expensive repair you are dreading and could be as simple as a loose gas cap. Whatever the cause, it is important to bring it in to be diagnosed right away. Here are a few common problems:

  • Failing oxygen sensor
  • Loose gas cap
  • Worn catalytic converter
  • Bad spark plugs and wires
  • Failing mass air flow sensor
  • Bad ignition coil
  • Dying battery
  • Bad exhaust gas recirculation valve
  • Faulty vacuum hose

At Hilltop Tire Service, we treat you like family. If you have any questions or concerns about engine service, don't hesitate to call our east, Johnston, or downtown location and talk with one of our engine experts. Your vehicle is as important to us as it is to you. So by looking after it properly now you can save money later.

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Phone: (515) 331-9030
Address: 8277 Birchwood Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 262-5641
Address: 2914 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
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Address: 201 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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