1129 Midland Avenue Kingston, Ontario K7P 2X8

(613) 634-9837


Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat-Sun: Closed

Mon-Fri: 8AM - 5PM | Sat-Sun: Closed
1129 Midland Avenue Kingston, Ontario K7P 2X8

Engine Services

Contact Us

Address 1129 Midland Ave, Kingston, ON K7P 2X8
Contact Phone (613) 634-9837
Opening Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat: 8am-11am Sun: Closed

Ask a Question

Engine Services

Your engine is the heartbeat of your vehicle.  It is made using hundreds of complex mechanical components and electrical systems that all work together to keep your vehicle running.  It is one of the most costly auto repairs.

Although your engine will eventually come to the end of its lifespan, you can avoid costly repairs and keep your engine functioning longer with  regular preventative maintenance.  A preventative maintenance check-up may catch some issues with other parts that interact with your engine such as an oil leak.

Preventative maintenance ensures that your other vehicle parts are running smoothly which in turn helps the engine run smoothly. 

Engine Services

When you are experiencing issues and we suspect it is your engine, we will run diagnostics along with visual inspection to determine what is required.  Some of the services that may need to be done after the diagnostics are:

  • Replace Timing Belt
  • Flush Transmission*
  • Transmission Repair*
  • Transmission Replacement*
  • Cyclinder Head Repair
  • Cyclinder Head Replacement
  • Cylinder Block Repair
  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Repair & Rebuild
  • Engine Replacement

*Transmission Repair

Learn more about our Transmission Services Here

Engine Rebuild / Overhaul

At the extreme end of of engines services is an engine rebuild or overhaul.  We typically do these for custom cars or vehicle restorations, however because it is more economical than buying a new car, we often do engine overhauls on high end vehicles.

Engine rebuilds are incredibly intense and involve concentrated experienced attention to details.  It is a process that involves replacing parts with original Manufacturer Parts (OEM ). If parts are not available, it involves machining parts to the factory specifications.

Custom Engine Building

The only time engine rebuilds are fun is if that is your hobby.  We have extensive experience in rebuilding engines and yes, we do find them fun.

For car building enthusiasts everywhere, nothing is more satisfying then seeing and hearing that engine roar. Visit our out our Custom Car Building & Parts page to see why.

Custom Car Building

Find out why we are the "Go-To Guys" for custom car and engine building

Engine Services and Repair

When your car or truck engine is not performing, bring it to us, your local engine overhaul and replacement experts.  We will diagnosis and suggest the best engine service for your particular issue.  We want to get you back on the road with your engine performing like new.

Trust Our Services

For over 45 years, J&J Automotive has been helping drivers in Kingston and the surrounding area maintain their vehicles.

From oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid flushes to brakes and brake repair, shocks and struts, muffler repair, tires, and wheel alignment, our certified mechanics can take care of all of your auto repair and maintenance needs.

Our Complimentary Multipoint Inspection

With most car repair services where we put the vehicle on the hoist, you’ll receive our Complimentary Multipoint Inspection. We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car.  We will then explain the findings and give you a written report.  It is a good way to identify issues that should be addressed before they turn into major repairs.


Our Multipoint Visual Inspection includes the following:

Front End Inspection

Ball joints, tie rods, coils, shocks, struts, wheel bearing, control arms, sway bar links and tire pressure.

Underbody Inspection

Visual check for leaking fluids including the steering rack.

Brakes Inspection

Front and Rear pads and rotors, visual inspection of the pad life and brake rotor health, visual check for leaks in brake lines

Tire Health

We check tire depth, pressure, and look for any cracks or uneven wear.


We visually check the exhaust for any holes and broken or weak brackets in pipes or muffler.


Visual inspection of belts, battery and check fluid levels.