Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage 

Engine Repair & Maintenance

Engine Repair Experts in Wrigleyville  



When your “Check Engine” light comes on, come see our expert team. Our ASE certified technicians will diagnose your engine and recommend the right repairs, at the right price. Whether you come in for your check engine light, maintenance or repairs,



The engine is one of the most important components in your vehicle. Without it, you aren't going to be able to start your vehicle or drive anywhere. This is why it is so crucial that you take your vehicle in and have it looked at by a licensed professional who can determine if there is anything that needs to be done with your vehicle or not. Proper maintenance could mean the difference between a working vehicle and spending thousands of dollars in repairs. At Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage, the team of ASE certified technicians can handle anything that might be going on with your engine for you.  We are your number one engine repair facility near you.


Engine maintenance is one of the most important components to keeping the engine in top shape. With preventative maintenance, you can keep your engine working as long as possible. This also helps to increase performance and boost fuel economy.


Your engine converts energy into motion. While the engine was designed to work for quite some time, there is always a chance that your engine could end up breaking down and leaving you have to spend a small fortune in repairs. Thankfully, you can detect all of this beforehand and prevent it from spiraling out of control. Otherwise, you could find yourself in need of an engine replacement to get your vehicle back on the road.

Timing belts are designed to help synchronize the camshaft and the crankshaft to make sure the valves are opening and closing at just the right time. It also ensures the pistons aren't going to end up hitting into the engine valves. By having the timing belt inspected on a regular basis, you can make sure your vehicle is working like it should.


Don't wait until your engine breaks down on you before doing something about it. At Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair, you can trust in the team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience behind them. Schedule your engine maintenance today.



For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair! 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 Wrigleyville area. 






Engine maintenance is vital to keep your car or truck operating at peak performance. It also impacts the longevity of your vehicle's engine. Trust the experts at Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair to help you protect your investment. Call us at (773) 549-7777 or visit our shop in Wrigleyville.


These are some of the engine maintenance services we offer.


Check Engine Light

No one likes to see their car's "Check Engine" light come on. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap.   At Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair, we can pull the code and diagnose the problem for you. 


Fuel Injection

Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly. 



An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car.


Ignition cables

Ignition Wires & Cable engine may vibrate. If your car needs new ignition cables and wires, call or visit Fred’s Auto Repair Chicago.  You will have the wires and cables changed by a top-rated mechanic.alsoknown as spark plug wires are an important part of your car's ignition system. They transfer the spark from the ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the mixture of fuel and air. The mixture starts the engine. Over time, ignition wires and cables get weak and break down. This makes it impossible for the spark to reach the engine cylinders. This results in the engine misfiring. The car will eventually fail to start. If it does start, it will run poorly. Common symptoms of faulty ignition cables and wires are: poor gas mileage, engine misfires, engine light is on, and


Oil, Lube, and Filter

To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on oil, lube, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs an oil, lube, and filter change every three months (or 3-5,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair.


Spark Plugs

A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven't been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs.

Our heavy duty car services include:


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. 


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. 


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 Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair.


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.


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
Timing Belt
Belt is a rubber belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, 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 Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage and auto repair today.


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 Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage.


In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the Transmission Replacement gearbox, 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 Fred’s Wrigleyville Garage. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet







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