Engine Splash Shield Replacement
MOBILE ENGINE SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT AT YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
The engine splash shield protects the engine compartment from water and dirt. To a small degree it reduces the aerodynamic drag and as a result, improves highway fuel economy. In some cars, the engine splash shield redirects the air flow over the components that need to be cooled down, such as an oil pan or alternator. To book an appointment, give us a call. We will give you our affordable auto repair quote with absolutely no hidden fees. We are committed to changing how you view auto repairs from inconvenient to quick and easy, so give Wrench a try today!
WHAT IS ENGINE SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT?
An engine splash shield, or sometimes also called a skid plate or lower engine cover, is a plastic or metal cover located at the underside of a vehicle's engine. It can protect the vehicles engine from possible damage caused by many different elements. Depending on road conditions, stock engine shields and covers can become loose or torn, making them ineffective splash guards.
HOW IS ENGINE SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT DONE?
- Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the vehicle will not roll or lean when jacked up.
- Use a jack to raise the vehicle.
- Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work.
- Locate the engine splash shield.
- Inspect the engine splash shield for damage.
- Remove the old, damaged splash shield.
- Inspect mounting locations and hardware for damage, replace as needed.
- Install new engine splash shield.
- Ensure engine splash shield is secure.
- Lower vehicle and road test to verify repairs.
It is recommended that you make the call to Wrench as soon as you need an engine splash shield replacement. We'll help you easily book an engine splash shield replacement appointment with our team of mobile car repair experts.
SYMPTOMS THAT INDICATE YOU NEED AN ENGINE SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT
On a day-to-day basis, most drivers can feel confident that the bottom of their vehicle is in no danger of being more or less scraped off by passing pavement. With the exception of the occasional mishap on a driveway or speed bump, the bottom of your car is more or less protected from damage. If you drive a vehicle that regularly heads off-road, however, you can benefit from a skid plate. This add-on component is a relatively flat steel sheet that protects parts in the undercarriage from damage. Think about it: as you pass over uneven terrain, your oil pan, gas tank, transfer case, and exhaust system can be struck and thoroughly beaten up by rocks, bumps, and uneven patches. If you're upgrading a vehicle to be taken off-road, then this component is absolutely critical. You may also find a use for this component if you have lowered your vehicle significantly, making it more likely that you will come crashing into the ground unexpectedly. For this and any other automotive components, remember to visit wrench.com, where you'll find a great auto services at affordable prices.