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Signs Your Car Needs Engine Repair

Signs Your Car Needs Engine Repair

Do you rely on your car for getting to and from work or school? Do you use it to pick up the kids from soccer practice? Is your car there for you when it’s time for some leisurely activities? Well, as long as you keep up with routine maintenance it will likely continue to offer you the transportation you need. However, should you neglect your car or if it simply has high mileage, you may find it expressing some trouble. The following signs of engine problems should be a hint that you need to make an appointment with your local auto repair shop ASAP.

Excessive Exhaust Smoke

One of the first things many people notice if their car’s engine is in trouble is a large amount of exhaust smoke. Depending on the color of the smoke you can sometimes diagnose the issue at hand. Blue smoke represents burning oil, white smoke is an indication of burning coolant and black smoke means too much gasoline is being used.

Check Engine Light

Always get to the repair shop as soon as the check engine light turns on. The sooner you have the issue diagnosed the less likely it will result in a big problem.

Rough Idle

If your car seems to sputter while driving or at an idle it may be suffering from some sort of engine trouble. However it could be a simple fix, like installing new spark plugs or fixing a sensor.

Stalling

Should your car suddenly die while driving or while idling you need to get to an auto shop ASAP. This is a very dangerous problem as it prevents you from being able to properly control your vehicle.

Knocking Noise

A knocking noise coming from under the hood often indicates worn engine bearings. This is a bit more extensive to repair but not doing so will result in much bigger trouble.

Fluid Leaks

If you ever notice something dripping from your vehicle you should have a professional technician identify it. Nothing should ever be leaking from you car. If your vehicle is losing fluid you’re going to eventually need a major repair.

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  • Taylor Wright
    March 9, 2020, 2:36 pm REPLY

    It’s good to know that white smoke from the exhaust means it’s burning coolant. Yesterday I noticed that my 1996 Chevy truck had some smoke coming from the engine and I’m worried about it burning out. I’ll have to take it into the shop to make sure it’s repaired.

  • Thomas Clarence
    March 27, 2020, 3:01 pm REPLY

    I’m glad you mentioned that it is important to make sure you get to a repair shop as soon as possible when the check engine light comes up. Last night, I was driving home from a friend’s house when my check engine light came on. I pulled over to the side of the road and had my wife pick me up. I’m going to need a mechanic to inspect my vehicle to find out what is wrong with it.

  • Tyler Johnson
    April 20, 2020, 11:23 am REPLY

    That makes sense that the presence of a knocking sound would indicate that your engine is having an issue. My car has been making a noise like that lately, so it might be a good idea for me to have it checked out. I’ll have to think about taking it in to a mechanic to have it fixed if the sound doesn’t go away in the near future.

  • auckland panel and paint
    April 29, 2020, 5:35 am REPLY

    Signs that tells that our car needs an engine repair can be found here. It is a topic of my concern more and to those having similar curiosity I suggest giving it a try. This is a brilliant post, thank you for sharing these great tips. They offer same information here Scauto.co.nz, one must check them also.

  • Zachary Tomlinson
    June 9, 2020, 6:56 am REPLY

    I find it very concerning that a stalling vehicle could mean that a car need’s immediate engine repair. My uncle told me earlier that he’s experiencing this lately and it’s getting him worried that his BMW Series 6 would fail him. I’ll recommend that he take it to a foreign auto repair shop before it becomes worse.

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