Signs Your Car Needs Engine Repair

Signs Your Car Needs Engine Repair

Excessive Exhaust Smoke

One of the first things many people notice if their car’s engine is in trouble is a large amount of exhaust smoke. Depending on the colour of the smoke you can sometimes diagnose the issue at hand. Blue smoke represents burning oil, white smoke is an indication of burning coolant and black smoke means too much petrol is being used.

Check Engine Light

Always get to a garage as soon as the check engine light turns on. The sooner you have the issue diagnosed the less likely it will result in a big problem.

Rough Idle

If your car seems to sputter while driving or at an idle it may be suffering from some sort of engine trouble. However it could be a simple fix, like installing new spark plugs or fixing a sensor.


Should your car suddenly die while driving or while idling you need to get to an garage ASAP. This is a very dangerous problem as it prevents you from being able to properly control your vehicle.

Knocking Noise

A knocking noise coming from under the bonnet often indicates worn engine bearings. This is a bit more extensive to repair but not doing so will result in much bigger trouble.

Fluid Leaks

If you ever notice something dripping from your vehicle you should have a professional mechanic identify it. Nothing should ever be leaking from you car. If your vehicle is losing fluid you’re going to eventually need a repair.


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