Taking care of the car’s engine is essential to ensure your car’s smooth running and durability. You may find difficulties in recognising if your car repair is needed. We often overlook the signs our cars might give us, like suspicious sounds while starting, excessive smoke and others. Here are some signs you should check in your car to understand whether car engine repair is required.
Signs For Damaged Car Engine
If you notice your car engine making weird noises that are not normal, address it. Different noises signal different problems, like knocking or thumping sound signifies worn out or loose rod bearings, and it’s suggested to repair it first instead of keeping driving.
On the other hand, if your car’s engine is letting out loud ear-splitting squeaks, it signifies a worn out or loose fan belt which prevents it from moving at the same speed, resulting in the loud sound. You may also fix it yourself by referring to the car’s instruction book if it isn’t much loose. The replacement may be required if it’s too worn out.
This noise just not irritates you but also means shaving away your front brake pads every time you drive the car. The car’s braking reduces drastically when the last bit of the pad is damaged, and consequently, the metal backing plate clamps straight onto the brake disc. This situation needs to be addressed as the earliest.
Extreme Smoke Emission
The emission of clear fume from the car’s tailpipe is fine, but blue, black and white smoke emission isn’t normal.
- Black Smoke
Puffing out of black smoke signifies clogged air filters. This can be solved by simple replacement, but you may need to check the air-to-fuel ratio if it still doesn’t get resolved.
- Blue Smoke
Blue smoke puffs out when oil leaks from the engine and burn alongside the fuel. In such a case, you must take your car to the garage to repair any worn or damaged seals.
- White Smoke
A combination of water condensation or antifreeze with the fuel supply leads to puffing out of white smoke. You can avoid it temporarily by topping up on your coolant or antifreeze but visiting a technician is advisable.
We at Nork Motor Engineering offer various expert garage services, including car repairs and servicing, MOT testing, welding and chassis repairs, and others. Get in touch with us today if you’re looking for car repairs in Epsom and nearby areas.