If you are like most Americans, then you rely on your car in order to go about your everyday life, from commuting to work to taking your kids to school to simply running routine errands. Because of this reliance, an engine problem can seriously disrupt your routine and cause major inconvenience. Our team at Panache Auto Werke wants to help you avoid that scenario if at all possible, so we have put together this list of signs that you might need engine repair. If you notice any of the following things happening to your car, we encourage you to give us a call:
- Strange Sounds- One sign that you likely need engine repair is strange, new, or unusual sounds coming from your engine. In particular, if you start to hear any banging or knocking sounds coming from your engine as you drive, we encourage you to bring your car in so that our experts can have a look. These sounds are a sign that your engine bearings are about to fail, so you should get your engine examined as soon as possible.
- Flakes in the Oil- Another indicator that you need engine repair is the presence of metal flakes in your motor oil. If you find metal flakes in your oil the next time you change it, or your mechanic finds them while changing the oil for you, then you should have the whole engine inspected for signs of friction or other problems.
- White Exhaust- A third sign that you need engine repair is your car’s exhaust turning white. This happens when gasoline burns with oil, and it is always a bad sign.