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At Sunshine Service Brake & Alignment in Sparks, Nevada, we service, repair and rebuild all makes and models of gasoline engines; foreign and domestic.

With A.S.E. Certified Master Mechanics doing the work, Sunshine Service is the place to have your car or small truck diagnosed. Sunshine has the ability to update your vehicle's CPU software with the manufacturer’s latest updates, saving you an expensive trip to the dealer. For Asian, European or Domestic vehicles, Sunshine is still “The Place to Go” to get all of your maintenance and repair needs performed, including your vehicle's 30, 60 or 90,000 mile required (scheduled) warranty maintenance work.


If your check engine light is on, it’s best to bring your vehicle in for diagnostic testing. While the lights vary in appearance from vehicle to vehicle, all have the same basic meaning: There’s a problem with the car’s emissions system. The on-board diagnostics system and engine control unit are in charge of monitoring different parameters, and if they sense something unusual the check engine light is triggered.

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There are a variety of issues that can cause engine light to come on, anything from a loose gas cap to a faulty fuel injector can be the culprit. Some other potential causes include:

  • A wet engine
  • A blown gasket head
  • Faulty oxygen sensors
  • Worn-out spark plugs or spark plug wires
  • Loose or cracked hoses and manifolds
  • Sticky exhaust gas recirculation valves
  • Pinched or deteriorated fuel injector O-rings

A few of the above items are quick fixes. While others are can be more timely. Though it may seem that your car is driving just fine, you may be wasting fuel and/or causing major harm to the engine. In Nevada, your vehicle will not pass the state required annual emissions test if the light is on. Bring your car down to Sunshine Service Brake & Alignment and we will diagnose your check engine code and get you back on the road.


Needing a new engine in Sparks or Reno doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a new vehicle. Consider a Rebuilt/Remanufactured engine. Often, Rebuilt/Remanufactured engines deliver better gas mileage and emit fewer pollutants than worn used car engines. Rebuilt/Remanufactured engines offer you an intelligent alternative to a used car purchase. Here at Sunshine Service Brake & Alignment our master mechanics will help choose the right engine for your vehicle. We offer 180 days, same as cash, interest free financing on all auto repairs based on credit approval.

We’re conveniently located on 850 S. Rock in Sparks, across from Baldini’s. Just off I-80. Call now for prompt service: (775) 358-5486.

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If your car or truck’s making a funny noise, or it’s not behaving like it used to, bring it in for a fast and accurate diagnosis. We’ll give you our best suggestions on how to get it fixed based on your time and budget. Sunshine Service Brake & Alignmnet has years of car repair expertise and can help you get back on the road right away.

At Sunshine Service we fix those mysterious check engine lights that suddenly come on. Modern cars and trucks are run by a network of sensors and switches that convert and monitor engine operating conditions into electrical signals. We’ll find out if the check engine light is a real problem, or just a sensor that needs resetting.

We do everything that keeps your car running smoothly to keep your loved ones safe:

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  • Brakes, rotors, drums
  • Service lights, sensors, faulty wires
  • Full engine rebuilds
  • Transmission repair
  • Radiators, water pumps
  • Steering and suspension
  • Air-conditioners, heaters
  • And much more
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