Trust Your Engine Repair To Supertech Auto Repair North Vancouver
Whether you drive an import or a domestic car or truck in the North Vancouver area, the engine is the heart of your vehicle. If it is not working properly, your vehicle will suffer. It is important to pay attention to the signs of engine trouble. If you miss some of these signs, you risk more damage to your engine which can be more costly.
SIGNS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE
Check Engine Light – There are several signs that your engine is not running like it is supposed to. One of the most obvious signs is the Check Engine Light (CEL). The whole purpose of this light is to let you know there is a problem with your engine. It can be triggered by many things including the spark plugs are worn, the catalytic converter is damaged, or many other electronic sensor issues.
Engine Stalling – If your car is stalling while you are driving, there may be a problem with the engine. The stalling of a vehicle is not only annoying and worrisome, but it can be very dangerous if you are on a highway or in the middle of the road and the car suddenly stops. If you are experiencing this with your vehicle, bring it in as soon as possible to one of our mechanics.
Making Noises – A knocking noise coming from your engine is definitely a clue that you need to have your vehicle checked out by a professional mechanic immediately.
Oil Patches – Oil on the ground is never a good sign. It means you have a leak somewhere and your engine is in trouble.
Smoke Coming from the Exhaust – There are several colors of smoke that should not come from your exhaust. Those colors include black smoke, white smoke, and blue smoke. Black smoke can indicate that there is too much gasoline being used. This could be due to a clogged air filter. White smoke could mean that there is a leak allowing coolant to be burnt up in the engine which can cause overheating of your engine. Blue exhaust smoke coming from your pipe indicates that there is an oil leak inside your engine. So, if you see any of these colors of smoke coming out of your exhaust pipes, bring your car in to have one of our experienced technicians to inspect your vehicle.
Additional signs that your engine may be in trouble includes foul odors like an exhaust smell inside of your car, overheating of your vehicle, and of course, your engine not starting.