Is it Time for Engine Repair or Rebuilding?
Imagine this scenario: You get in a car, turn on the ignition, hit the gas, and within moments you're on the way to wherever you need to go. This probably isn't really hard to visualize, as this is a situation you've likely found yourself in thousands of times. But what if that seemingly simple event had a wrench thrown in it by a vehicle engine suffering from poor maintenance or high mileage? That commute just got a lot more dire, as you could end up broken down on the side of the road. That's why it is important to pay attention to signs of engine trouble, such as the following. If you notice any, be sure to visit a local auto repair shop to have the problem properly diagnosed and repaired. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the issue will become and more expensive to fix.
Excessive Exhaust Smoke
Large clouds of exhaust smoke often indicate trouble for your engine. Depending on the color of the smoke you can usually diagnose the problem causing it. White smoke means that coolant (AKA antifreeze) is being burnt up in the combustion chamber. This means there is an internal coolant leak that is putting your vehicle at risk of overheating. Black smoke indicates your car is running very rich, meaning it's burning too much fuel. This can burn cylinder rings and increase the operating temperature of the engine leading to a need for major repair. Blue smoke is a sign of an internal oil leak that is allowing oil to be burnt up. This puts your engine's moving parts at risk of harsh metal on metal friction, which will lead to premature wear and tear. All these issues need to be taken care of immediately to prevent complete engine failure.
Lack of Power
If your car no longer seems to be able to get up to speed like it used to, you'll want to head to the mechanic to find out why. Many times difficult acceleration is caused by a fuel delivery issue. However it may be caused by a number of other things, such as dirty spark plugs, a clogged air filter or fuel filter, computer issues, misfiring caused by worn ignition coils and many other simple and complex problems. Head to the auto shop to reverse the existing trouble before it gets any worse.
Loud Knocking Noise
Remember when you first bought your car and it ran so smooth you could hardly tell that it was on? That's how it should always sound. So a knocking noise coming from under the hood should send you knocking on your local auto shop's door. This loud sound is usually caused by worn out engine bearings, which allow for the motion of some of the engine's moving parts. If the bearings begin to wear out due to a lack of lubrication or high mileage, the knocking sound will occur. Head to the shop the first time you hear it to increase the chances of saving the engine!
It's wise to visit the auto shop at the first sign of trouble to prevent engine problems from causing a breakdown. When it is time for expert car engine repair in Rochester, visit the team at Browncroft Garage. Our professional technicians have years of experience servicing all makes and models of vehicles. To learn more about our services, or to schedule superior auto repair in Rochester, give us a call at (585) 676-6991 today.
Browncroft Garage Inc Blog
Posted: February 10, 2021
Written and Published By MORBiZ