Your Engine – The Bad News

Over the last few years, ethanol has become a greater component of gasoline. While some people believe that ethanol can help the environment, it has proven to be detrimental to automotive fuel systems and the lubrication system. As the engine runs, some ethanol-blended fuel passes into the crankcase from the combustion chamber in the form of blow-by gases. When it reacts with water formed by condensation, it can form a white sludge. In fact, as the water separates out, it can freeze in cold weather and starve oil from circulating through the engine, leading to catastrophic damage. The bad news is; it’s unlikely you’ll find any Ethanol-free gas stations near you anytime soon.

Preventive Maintenance – The Good News

During an engine treatment service, you’ll get TerraClean Engine Treatment added to the new oil. This treatment is specifically designed to reduce friction without affecting catalytic converter operation. It protects against the effects of ethanol and helps prevent the formation of white sludge in the engine.

Benefits of an Engine Treatment Service

Your engine’s oil will be changed and replaced with a quality motor oil of the proper grade and viscosity.

  • The oil is treated to reduce friction, which improves performance and fuel economy.
  • Your vehicle is protected from potential white sludge due to ethanol, and possible damage caused by water in the crankcase.

Did you know?

terraclean-logoWhen Paragon Motors performs an engine treatment service using TerraClean products, they offer a no charge Lifetime Protection Plan that protects you against engine failure. Ask your Paragon Motors service adviser for details. You can read more about TerraClean and their products by clicking here.

Reviews

  • Debra Clark Avatar
    Debra Clark

    The Paragon Motors team went above and beyond in so many ways to figure out why our F150 was stalling, and to fix the problem quickly so we could safely get back home to Washington state.

    ✔ Fit us in without an appointment when we called and said we're stranded...
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  • George Sartori Avatar
    George Sartori

    Drew and his team gave us great service, very good workmanship and a good price. Drew got my elderly mother’s car in for some major repairs, in the last week before Christmas. Would recommend Paragon Motors to anyone, excellent in every way. -

  • Al Dillabaugh Avatar
    Al Dillabaugh

    This my third time having repairs at paragon, and like the previous..it was a non issue , professional , respectful and knowledgeable are some of words to describe these guys , this time I had my H1 hummer in , as it has been stored for years I had ... read more -

  • Carla Polischuk Avatar
    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and the boys at Paragon have taken care of my BMW for years and I won"t take her to anyone else!!
    Knowledge, experience, integrity, helpful, friendly .... that's what you can expect every time!
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  • Michael Baccari Avatar
    Michael Baccari

    Awesome, highly recommend. Very nice and accommodating. I had to leave my car there for a few days due to traveling. After they were done with the repair they phoned and asked if I'd like my car to be inspected for any other issues that needed to be addressed. -

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    Freddie Banfield

    Always good. No complaints. Drews the best hands down. -

  • Lori Haisty Avatar
    Lori Haisty

    Rang around multiple companies asking for help with my car. Paragon was by far the most cost effective and helpful in helping me understand what was wrong with my car and the repair they were doing.
    Will definitely be a returning customer

    Thanks so much.
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  • John Cook Avatar
    John Cook

    Excellent service and the prices are more than fair. Zero complaints and I will be going back. -

  • Carla Polischuk Avatar
    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and his crew at Paragon motors are awesome!! They are knowledgeable and friendly...the service is great!!!
    I trust them with my car 100%!!!
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  • wouter van der hall Avatar
    wouter van der hall

    Pleasant and skilled staff/owners. Always ready to help and adjust to your schedule when needed for more elaborate repairs. Nice massage chair in the waiting area too! Would certainly recommend. -

  • Mike Curliss Avatar
    Mike Curliss

    Very professional, polite and easy to deal with. Fixed the problem on time and on budget. Great job. -

  • Joe Bell Avatar
    Joe Bell

    best service in town by far -

  • Phil Spoelstra Avatar
    Phil Spoelstra

    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this! My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her. She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.... read more -

  • Laurie Paxton Avatar
    Laurie Paxton

    The best mechanical, customer and personal service. I recently had quite a hiccup and Drew, Rick and their team stick handled everything so professionally and with empathy for my situation. Thank you so much. True integrity. -

  • Chris Roi Avatar
    Chris Roi

    Hands down one of the best autoshops in town. Quality service and they never try and upsell you something you don't need. You'll get informed on when to do your next repair and the urgency of it. My new auto shop hands down I'll be going back for anything else... read more -

  • Jasmine . Avatar
    Jasmine .

    High quality service.
    Great communication, trustworthy, and fast.
    Provided a free hire car for the day while our car was getting fixed!
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  • Jeff Carroll Avatar
    Jeff Carroll

    They are personable and knowledgeable. Timely repairs and will find whatever parts are needed and give you a choice( if available) for oem vs jobber. Highley recommend them -

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    Anita Millar

    They are honest and have been looking after my vehicles for over 25 years! -

  • Frank Rinella Avatar
    Frank Rinella

    Rick is a mechanical genius. They care about their reputation about customer service and doing a quality job. Just awesome.
    Nice comfortable waiting area with spot to plug in a laptop or phone. Massage chair...bonus! Decent coffee machine that pumps out coffee or chocolate and everything in between.
    Good group. Have...
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  • Matthew Richardson Avatar
    Matthew Richardson

    Paragon Motors was a delight. Not only did they give us the best price, but they actually fixed what was wrong. We had taken our car to another place first and they misdiagnosed the problem. Rick took it around the block and knew exactly what to do to get it... read more -