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ENGINE WORK

ENGINE WORK, Kingsport, TN

Ensuring your engine is up to par is an important component of a well-maintained vehicle. But you shouldn't trust your engine repair needs to just anyone! Almen Enterprises offers affordable engine repair services that are hassle-free and reliable every time. Contact us at 423-458-2012 or send us an email for more details!

Our internal engine services include:

Belts & Hoses
Timing belts and serpentine belts are the most common types of belts in trucks.

A timing belt (also referred to as the camshaft drive belt or the Gilmer belt) is a notched belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. Failure of the timing belt would lead to failure of the engine. A loose timing belt could lead to its slipping. When slipped, valves will open at the wrong time putting them at the risk of being struck by the pistons. To avoid this, have your timing belts inspected and serviced regularly.

A drive belt transfers power from the engine to the front mounted accessories such as the cooling fan, power steering pump, air injection pump, the air conditioning compressor and more. Failure of the drive belt means that all the engine accessories it's powering will stop working leading to overheating of the engine. To prevent this from happening, have the belt regularly checked for wear, cracks and stripping.

Hoses (or coolant hoses) are the heater and radiator hoses (upper and lower). The hoses facilitate the flow of coolant between the radiator, engine, and heating block. Old and worn out hoses can easily burst resulting in an overheated engine. To prevent this from happening, have the hoses inspected for cracks.

For belts and hoses maintenance and replacement services, visit Almen Enterprises in Kingsport, TN 37660 today. Remember, working belts and hoses will lead to a properly working engine.

Cooling System
Although a truck's engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, the surplus heat produced during combustion can damage engine parts. To keep the engine safe from the surplus heat, trucks come with a cooling system. The system helps the engine maintain the required temperature and release any surplus heat to the environment.

The cooling system is made up of various parts that work harmoniously. These parts are the radiator, fan, pump, pressure cap, hoses, thermostat, and overflow tank. Failure of any of the parts will result in a poorly functioning cooling system.

To have a properly working cooling system (and thus a healthy engine), consider having periodic servicing of the parts that make up the system. At Almen Enterprises, we can service or replace (if necessary) radiators, fans, water pumps, hoses, thermostats and pressure caps.

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 Almen Enterprises to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Engine
This is where your truck's combustion of fuel occurs. The ignition, which takes place in a combustion chamber, provides force to the pistons, turbine blades, or a nozzle. The engine provides power that drives your truck. With a poorly operating engine, you will have a poor performing truck. Visit Almen Enterprises in Kingsport, TN 37660 today, to have all your engine needs addressed. At Almen Enterprises, we have engine specialists who will make sure you get the most from your truck's engine.

Exhaust
An exhaust system is a piping that directs exhaust gases away from the internal combustion engine to the outdoors. A truck's exhaust system is made up of one or more exhaust pipes. An exhaust system can be modified to increase engine power (and performance), reduce pollution, or reduce noise. Also, a properly operating exhaust system is required for operator safety.

To get the most from your truck, you need regular exhaust service. For exhaust repairs, exhaust modification, or exhaust replacement, call 423-306-1453 or visit Almen Enterprises today.

Water Pumps
A water pump is a vital part of your truck cooling system. A water pump is a centrifugal pump that circulates fluid whenever the engine is running. A belt connected to the engine's crankshaft drives the pump. Water pumps have vanes that fling the fluid to the outside of the pump (using centrifugal force) where it can enter the internal combustion engine. After going through the engine and the cylinder head, the fluid flows back to the water pump.

If the water pump develops a leak or the hub becomes loose and noisy, you need to have it replaced. Faulty water pumps will lead to poor cooling of the internal combustion engine. To have faulty water pumps repaired or replaced, call 423-306-1453 or visit Almen Enterprises today.

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TESTIMONIALS

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The best services that you can get, a very friendly environment and a very strong Christian place. I will continue to use this place. Thanks so much.
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A1 service! Everyone else in the area said two to three weeks to get parts and fix my trailer and almost 2k in cost. These guys got it in 3 days and just over 1k. Thank you guys!
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They take awesome care of our company's road calls and service in their area of TN. Great people to deal with.
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Good people, good work.
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If y'all are having a hard time finding good mechanics look no further because you've found them here!!! Almen Enterprises not only fixed my car but they were super nice and worked with me along the way! I talked with Rob about my car, he's very knowledgeable and kind. They are very reasonable on price as well!! I will be a returning customer from here on out!! I can't say enough good things about Rob, Besty and this company!!
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Good people to deal with.
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Great and speedy service.
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Outstanding mechanics working on both gas & diesel vehicles. Everyone is friendly and they've always provided detailed info as to what's going on with our vehicles. Highly recommended!
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My husband and our family were driving from Northern VA visiting his grandmother in Kingsport when about an hour before arrival our diesel truck started smoking and acting up. Thankfully we made it to Kingsport and pulled right into Almen. They were all so friendly and were able to repair the truck the next day at a very reasonable price! We made it back home safe and the truck is running perfect. Thank You!!
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Today was the second time I"ve had my car fixed here, and the service has been awesome! Today was especially a blessing! Thank you Jon Almen and staff! I will never go anywhere else.
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The best. I've had great experience there. I bring my 18 wheeler over there. I tried stealing him and bringing him to Louisiana.
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Some of the best and most knowledgable service you will find for your vehicle.
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Good folk to deal with. They get the job done on time at a good price.
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They do exceptional work. At Trinity Memorial Funeral Home we rely on keeping our vehicles looking perfect to serve our families. They make sure they do. I recommend service highly.
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These guys are top of the line mechanics, as professional as they come. I won't go anywhere else.
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Each and every time something goes wrong with my car, we take it here. This dude rocks.
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I have complete trust in what they tell me is wrong with my car. They have worked on our cars for years, and have always been effective and fair.
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Great business relationship! The technician was excellent and knew what he was talking about. Hopefully everything goes well with our Deutz Parts.
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These guys are the best!!! They are friendly and easy to deal with...and will get your vehicle running and on the road again in a timely manner!
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Excellent and Honest Service at a fair price!! Highly recommend!!
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Great shop!