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Heavy Duty Services: Engine Overhaul & Replacement

For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Kirk Brown and Sons! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the Charlotte, NC 28211 area.

Our heavy duty services include:

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 Kirk Brown and Sons to help your diesel engine last a long time.

Engine Maintenance
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle. To have your engine maintained by experts, visit Kirk Brown and Sons.

Engine Replacement
The engine converts energy into useful mechanical motion. This amazing machine is what keeps your vehicle moving. Although generally reliable, a car engine is susceptible to damage and breakdown. When this happens, do not sit and stress over it. Take action. Take the vehicle to a mechanic for an engine replacement. Bring it to Kirk Brown and Sons. Visit us at 1118 McAlway Rd for quality engine replacement services.

Engine Repair
When your vehicle shows any sign of trouble, bring it to Kirk Brown and Sons for full-service engine repair in Charlotte, NC. From diagnostic check engine light repair to precision engine part repair, our expert auto mechanics are ready to help you.

Engine Repair and Rebuild
After years of use, your car's engine inevitably deteriorates. If you car needs a new engine and you are not ready to invest in a new car, consider having the engine rebuilt. This involves replacing or resurfacing all the rundown parts in an engine. Regardless of your engine replacement needs, Kirk Brown and Sons has experienced engine rebuilders ready to assist you.

Transmission Maintenance
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car transmissions aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the transmission's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular transmission maintenance for your vehicle. To have your transmission maintained by experts, visit Kirk Brown and Sons.

Transmission Replacement
In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gear box, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and torque from a rotating power source to another device. You can have your car's transmission replaced with a new, rebuilt, remanufactured, repaired or used transmission. For more information contact Kirk Brown and Sons in Charlotte, NC. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet.

Transmission Repair
Our services include transmission repair on both manual and automatic transmissions. The first step in getting you back on the road is assessing your transmission to accurately determine the source of the problem. In some cases, we are able to repair your transmission simply with adjustments, replacing external seals, or replacing accessible parts. To have this done by specialists, call 704-366-5321 to talk to the mechanics of Kirk Brown and Sons today.

Transmission Repair and Rebuild
When it comes to automatic transmission repair, there are several options: buying a new one, buying a remanufactured one or having yours rebuilt. Each of the above options has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. Of the three options, rebuilt transmissions are the most economical. A rebuilt transmission involves removing the transmission from the car, disassembling it, replacing worn out parts, reassembling it, and then reinstalling it. To have this done by specialists, call 704-366-5321 to talk to the mechanics of Kirk Brown and Sons today.

Transmission Flush
Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material, and metal shavings. For all your transmission flush needs, call 704-366-5321 or visit Kirk Brown and Sons today - we are transmission experts.

Timing Belt
A timing belt is a part of your car's internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. A timing Belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside service, while a timing chain is a metal roller chain. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car's timing belt checked regularly. To have it checked by experts, contact Kirk Brown and Sons today.

Cylinder Head
A cylinder head is the closed end of a cylinder (located in a car's engine block). It sits above the cylinder block, closing the top of the cylinder and forming the combustion chamber. The cylinder head coordinates airflow in and out of the engine. Since the cylinder head's chief function is to seal the cylinders properly, insufficient compression results in the car being difficult to drive. To have your cylinder head checked and repaired, talk to Kirk Brown and Sons's cylinder head repair and reconditioning specialists today.

Cylinder Block
A cylinder block is the powerhouse for the motor vehicle. The solid cast car part houses the cylinders and their components (gaskets, valves, and seals) inside a lubricated and cooled crankcase. Since it is one of the most important parts of your car, the block is designed to be extremely strong and sturdy. Although strong and sturdy, the block is susceptible to failure resulting in a vehicle that won't start. Cracked blocks, porous blocks, core plug, or freeze plug failure are some of the problems facing cylinder blocks. Call 704-366-5321 to talk to the mechanics of Kirk Brown and Sons about your cylinder block problems.

Authorized Jasper Dealer
Give Your Vehicle a New Lease on Life with JASPER. That big oil slick in your driveway or those strange noises from under your hood don't have to mean you'll be saddled with a new car payment soon. Instead, your trusted installer at Kirk Brown and Sons can drop in a completely remanufactured JASPER gas or diesel engine, transmission or differential and get you back on the road again quickly! Call Kirk Brown and Sons at 704-366-5321 to schedule an appointment. Proudly remanufactured in the U.S.A.


What Our Customers Are Saying

I've been to a lot of auto shops. None comes close to the kind of service you get from Kirk Brown.

I have trusted Kirk Brown with my auto service needs for over 20 years. They are thorough, informed about my Volvo, and do not make unnecessary repairs.

Always a good experience, fast and friendly service. Prices are very fair and you always get honest answers.

Excellent service, clear communication, very thorough.


-Michelle R.

Awesome. We took a car there we were considering buying and they checked it out for us. They did a very thorough job.


-Marsha G.

There service was excellent, they checked out my car found the problem. I will be recommending them to anyone I know, they were honest and upfront about the work I needed done.


-Michael W.

Personable, hard-working, and efficient. So glad I have them. Highly recommend.


-Caitlin S.

Overall a good job getting the Jeep to pass inspection, however 2 small issues did stop me giving top marks. 1) The vacuum line to the cabs air vent control had a filter put in (good) however it was put in backwards so none of the vents worked till I flipped it round the right way. 2) I assume to replace the Intake manifold the A/C compressor had to be moved/disconnected because someone for got to re-charge the system afterwards. Not a major problem I had a can of refrigerant in the garage however it did take a while to recharge the system and damn that can gets cold. Not to detract from the otherwise great job they did. I also appreciate the extra effort they went to when sourcing a used manifold online (to help keep the bill down). Needless to say I will be taking both the scion and the Jeep back for inspection next year


-James S.

My car suddenly evacuated all of its coolant, thankfully from behind the radiator and not from the radiator itself. Thinking I had a simple punctured lower hose, but not having ramps to look & work on it myself, I took my car to Kirk Brown & Sons this afternoon after dumping some water in the reservoir. They were able to put it up immediately and diagnose the problem - obnoxiously, the heater core had blown. I was surprised when they offered me both reasonable solutions to the problem - replace the heater core or simply bypass it. Most places wouldn't have offered the latter solution, since it's much cheaper. Still, I opted for the former, since I wanted the heat to work in my car. Bill White, the gentleman I dealt with there, was very honest and straightforward, and gave me a fair price to replace the core and the connector hoses, which he was able to obtain today, getting my car back to me in just over four hours. I highly recommend this auto shop; in a sea of shady mechanics, I was duly impressed by the square deal and speedy turnaround I received here.


-Ian F.

We have relied on them for years (nearly two decades). They always deliver excellent service with integrity. In addition, they are really great mechanics and diagnosticians. For example, we recently took our 2006 Toyota van to them when it began to shift roughly and display the "check engine" light. The local Toyota dealer read the OBD2 code and, in less than 30 minutes of "diagnostic" time, decided a $6500 transmission was needed. BIll and his colleagues were not convinced, and took the time to actually diagnose the problem, which turned out to be not the transmission, but rather a combination of a bad computer and weak signal from one of the sensors. They made the repairs, and they were spot on. The transmission was and is fine, and the problems went away.


-Rodney A.

The guys at Kirk Brown are awesome. It's a family business with a long, long history of serving Cotswold well. They're fair, honest, friendly and dependable. A real pleasure. I mean seriously, when was the last time you saw ANYTHING on Google with a 30/30 rating? The finest restaurants in town barely top 25. Kirk Brown deserves it. Don't go anywhere else.


-Kenneth S.

This could be the best auto shop in Charlotte. The guys at Kirk and Sons make you feel like a welcome customer from your first visit. They do NOT try to oversell you on getting more work done than is necessary. I brought my car in with an accelerator sensor issue- Autozone quoted me $200 for the part alone to fix this issue. When I brought it in to Joey he took a look and decided that by simply cleaning the attached throttle box the sensor could function properly. A few hours later (they were slammed that day) I get a call from Joey that the throttle box had been cleaned and the car tested for 20 miles without incident. These guys are quick, professional, and are native English speakers which can help when trying to navigate the confusing world of auto repairs.


-Robert S.

Great shop! They know how to truly repair cars.


-Jay K.

Fantastic, knowledgeable people who you can TRUST! !!


-Murphy C.

My family and I have taken many vehicles to this shop. They are always kind and understanding and patient. They don't mind explaining what the problem is and they always let you know upfront what the cost is going to be. I would and will recommend them to anyone in need of an honest fair mechanic!


-Beth H.

What a great shop!!! Fast, friendly, they know what they do, they fix nearly everything a dealer would do, but cheaper. They do not sneak around wrong and high prices. Had my car there for some repairs and I was always happy after that. Trustworthy!


-Chiffre N.

I can't believe how lucky I got to have found a great place to service my car in the Charlotte area. Joey and his family have consistently done quality repairs on my car, flexible with time, and have given me rides back to my house instead of hanging around the shop for hours. Unfortunately, I've moved out of NC, but if I'm in town they will definitely be checking my car. A hidden gem of Charlotte!


-Johanna S.
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