Engine Repair

Check engine light showing? Is something not quite right with your vehicle?  Suspect you may need an engine repair or inspection?

It’s vital to keep your engine in good working order, after all it’s the beating heart of your vehicle.  Getting your car in sooner rather than later can make the difference between a quick, affordable engine repair and a complex, costly one.

Do you need an engine repair?

Problems with your vehicle can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint, particularly if you are not experienced in cars.

The first sign of trouble may be the check engine light.
Most modern vehicles now notify you about certain problems within your engine and display a sign on the dashboard.  Do not leave this to chance however, you should always be vigilant and never rely 100% on technology to tell you that something’s wrong.

Check Engine Signs

There are lots of potential reasons that your check engine light might show.  Some are false negatives, others require attention soon and some are more serious.  Never wait around to find out.  If your vehicle is telling you there’s something wrong, don’t chance it, take it to your local repair shop to get it checked out.


There are a couple of potential fluids that might leak from your engine.  Whatever the source of the leak it’s important to get it seen to as soon as possible to prevent damage to your engine.

  • Transmission fluid – Red to brown in color (catching a leak early can help prevent costly repairs)
  • Oil leak – Black or brown (low oil is bad news for your engine, call a repair garage)
  • Coolant – Bright green (coolant helps prevent overheating if you have a leak it’s essential you get it checked)
  • Not sure? Take it to a local garage to get it checked out, or give them a call to put your mind at ease.

Loss of engine power

Does your car drive differently to normal? Maybe it’s not revving the same, or there’s a slight delay when you accelerate.  These can all indicate some kind of problem with your engine.  If you think something’s not right, bring your car down to General Muffler and Auto Repair.

Using more fuel than normal

When your cars MPG drops below normal it can be a sign that you’re engine isn’t operating efficiently.  There are a number of potential causes for this, including:

  • blocked or faulty injectors
  • blocked air filter
  • fuel leak
  • worn spark plug


These are just some of the potential signs that you might have engine troubles.   Never hesitate to get in touch, no matter what your vehicle needs.

If you’ve obtained an estimate from another shop, bring it in and we’ll be glad to beat it.  When we say that affordable service is our utmost goal, we mean it.




Everything you need for your engine

General Muffler offers all the standard engine repair and rebuilding services you’d expect, including engine systems diagnosis.

  • Camshafts, Pushrods and Springs, and Lifters
  • Carburetors
  • Crank Shafts, Pistons,
  • Rods, and Bears
  • Cylinder heads
  • Distributors
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Intake Manifolds
  • Motor Mounts
  • Timing Belts
  • Valve Cover Gaskets
  • and much more


A honest, dependable local service

General Muffler and Auto Repair is proud to offer one of the highest rated auto repair services in Ansonia and the surrounding area.  Find out what our past customers have to say: Read our 5* Reviews.

Or trust in the knowledge that our engine repair specialists operate under the highest standards set by the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence), Napa AutoCare Center certification and AAA Approved Auto Repair standards.

You can always expect an upfront, honest, affordable and dependable service whatever problem you have with your car.


Schedule a Service Now

Call General Muffler & Auto Supply today to make your appointment in the Ansonia, CT, Derby, CT, and Seymour, CT, area: (203) 735-6406

Where to find us:

670 Main St
Ansonia, CT 06401

Garage Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Parts Store Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Emissions Shop Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Satuday:  8:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday: Closed