5 Signs that Your Car May Need Engine Repair

5 Signs that Your Car May Need Engine Repair

We hope you never end up on the side of road on the way to work, or on the way to pick up your kids. Caring for your car with routine maintenance is the best way to prevent this situation from happening.

However, life gets busy. And cars age.

Here are five signs of engine issues. If you find your engine experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to make an appointment at your local auto shop. Your safety is our priority.

1. You see colored or excessive exhaust smoke in the vehicle’s rear.

Smoke coming from the back of your car is a symptom of a greater problem. If the smoke is blue, your oil is burning. White smoke is a sign of burning coolant is burning. If the smoke is black, your car is burning too much gasoline.

2. You hear a knocking noise coming from the hood.

This noise usually indicates that your vehicle’s engine bearings are worn out.

3. Your check engine light is on.

A number of problems can cause this light to go on. With time, your vehicle’s problem may worsen. You can stop by Ein Gedi Spring for a free diagnosis of your check engine light.

4. Your vehicle’s performance is noticeably worse.

If you notice that your car is struggling more than usual to get up that one hill, or your vehicle’s mile per gallon has decreased dramatically, it is worth seeking out a quick tune up.

5. You see fluid leaking from your vehicle.

Your vehicle can leak six types of fluids: water, motor oil, transmission fluid, coolant liquid, gear oil, and power-steering fluid. Low, leaky oil levels may result in your vehicle overheating and potentially breaking down.

Again, your safety is our priority. If you live near Fairfield, CT, call us at 203-254-2555 if you would like our experienced mechanics to take a look at your car.



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  • Zachary Tomlinson
    July 17, 2020, 12:18 pm REPLY

    Thanks for helping me identify the signs that a car’s engine needs repair. I had no idea that hearing a weird knocking noise is a sign that a car’s engine needs immediate attention. My friend told me that he’s experiencing this recently, along with excessive black smoke that’s coming out from his car. I’ll share this with my friend and suggest that he take it to an automotive repair expert as soon as he can.


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