At J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc. we are passionate about cars, so much so that our families often think we care more about them than we do about our own flesh and blood. While this is not true it would be a lie to suggest that we are not deeply driven by what we do. For us, maintaining and repairing vehicles for our loyal and trusted Buford customers is what makes us get up on those tough and cold winter mornings. We strive to do the best job possible each and every day and always seek to improve on what we did yesterday.

There is a real sense of camaraderie between all the staff at J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc. and we see each other as family. We extend this sense of togetherness to all our customers and will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the best engine repair service possible. If this means working late, opening on weekends or offering flexible payment options then that is what we will do. Our number one priority is to keep you, our Buford customer, as satisfied as possible at all times.

If your vehicle engine is causing you problems then you need to contact the repair team you can trust today. Call right away to hear of our limited time offers and for our monthly discounts.

J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc.'s Engine Repair Services

At J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc., we have a team of highly trained and experienced technicians who specialize in engine repair and maintenance. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to accurately identify any issues with your engine and provide efficient and effective repairs.

Our services include:

  • Engine tune-ups
  • Cooling system maintenance
  • Oil changes and leak repairs
  • Electrical system diagnostics and repairs
  • Check Engine Light diagnostics and repairs

There's no engine problem too big or too small for our team to handle. We’re committed to providing quality service and getting you back on the road in a safe and reliable vehicle.


Much like a father or mother comparing their children, we are not in the business of ranking our favorite parts of a car. That being said we think it is fair to say that the first-born always holds a special place in a parent’s heart and for us the engine is the heart of your car. That is not to say that the other components of your vehicle are not important, of course they are. However, the engine is the most important part and needs to be treated as such. Engine repair should be meticulous and detailed with no corners cut. At J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc. you can rest assured that you will receive the best engine repair service possible.


When it comes to engine repair, we often receive a lot of questions from Buford customers regarding the pros and cons of a diesel or gas engine. The fact of the matter is that there are perks to both. For instance diesel engines are typically more durable and as a result provide greater fuel efficiency than gas engines.

By contrast gas engines are generally easier to drive as they require less knowhow then the sometimes stubborn diesel engine. However, what is the best when it comes to engine repair.

While our team of mechanics is comfortable repairing any type of engine, we believe that diesel engines are generally cheaper and easier to repair than their gas counterparts. What’s more, the durable and long-lasting nature of diesel engines means that these repairs are less common meaning further bang for your buck.

Why Won't Your Engine Start?

There are a variety of reasons why your engine may not start, and it's important to have a trained professional diagnose the issue.

Some common causes of engine failure include:

  • Dead battery
  • Faulty starter motor
  • Fuel system issues
  • Ignition problems

If you experience any of these issues or notice unusual sounds or smells from your engine, it's best to bring your vehicle in for a diagnostic check.

What Is the Cause of Engine Overheating?

Overheating is another common issue that can lead to engine failure if not addressed promptly.

Some potential causes of engine overheating include:

  • Low coolant levels
  • Leaks in the cooling system
  • Blocked radiator or hoses
  • Malfunctioning thermostat

Ignoring signs of overheating can result in costly repairs or even complete engine failure.

How to Keep Your Engine From Making Strange Noises

Strange noises from your engine can be a cause for concern, but they may not always indicate a major problem.

Some common noises and their potential causes include:

  • Squealing or screeching: worn-out belts or pulleys.
  • Knocking or tapping: Low oil levels, dirty oil, or damaged bearings.
  • Hissing: Leaking vacuum hose or gasket.

If you notice any unusual noises, it's important to have a professional inspect your engine to determine the cause and prevent further damage.

Should You Ignore Your Check Engine Light?

The check engine light is a warning sign that should never be ignored. It could indicate a wide range of issues, from minor to major ones, that could lead to complete engine failure.

Some possible reasons for a lit check engine light include:

  • Loose or damaged gas cap
  • Faulty sensors
  • Emissions control system malfunction
  • Engine misfire

If the check engine light comes on, it's important to have your vehicle checked by a certified mechanic as soon as possible. Ignoring it could lead to more extensive and expensive repairs down the road.

Speak With a J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc. Licensed Engine Mechanic

If you experience any of the common issues mentioned above or have concerns about your engine's performance, J & L Automotive Repairs & Service, Inc. is here to help. Our team of licensed engine mechanics has years of experience in diagnosing and repairing all types of engine problems in Buford.

From regular maintenance to complex repairs, we have the expertise and equipment to keep your engine running smoothly and prevent any potential issues from becoming major headaches.

Contact us today at (770) 622-9242 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our engine services.