Carmasters Automotive Tech Question: I'm Collins of Norfolk. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at Carmasters Automotive in Norfolk. What could I have done to prevent this? Carmasters Automotive Tech Answer: You've got to feel for Collins: an expensive major engine rebuild is pretty extreme. It's a tough situation to be in: maybe you're still making payments on your vehicle and nobody wants to buy it with a blown engine, so you really have no choice but to pay the money to get it fixed. This is why your manufacturer and Carmasters Automotive have preventive maintenance schedules to help you avoid major repairs. Suppose you don't change your timing belt on schedule and it breaks. That can mean bent valves and a damaged cylinder head. Maybe you've skipped over the Carmasters Automotive recommendation to replace your coolant and end up with catastrophic overheating. It could be you've skipped a few too many oil changes and now sludge has built up in your vehicle to the point that expensive parts in your engine are being damaged. Check your vehicle oil level every month and follow your recommended service schedules. And if you're behind on any services, ask your friendly and knowledgeable pro at Carmasters Automotive to help you work out a plan to get caught up. Stop by or give us a call. 757.456.0722 Carmasters Automotive 931 E Little Creek Rd. Norfolk, VA 23518 At Carmasters Automotive we install quality NAPA replacement parts.