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Engine Issues to Be Aware of

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Check Engine Light, Driving Habits, Engine Overhaul, Safe Driving Tips











You will want to make sure that your vehicle is always in the best condition possible. This includes bringing it in for regular inspections, oil changes, and tire rotations. You can also inspect the vehicle at home between visits. If there is any issue, make sure to schedule an appointment. You might also notice any odd sounds or smells from the vehicle. Sometimes it may not seem as if the noise is detracting from the smooth running of the vehicle. You just never know what is going on underneath the hood. It is better to get it checked out and to be told there is nothing wrong than to leave it and find you have left something that could easily have been fixed, but which is now more expensive.


Fluid leaks can occur from different parts of the engine and are easily spotted if you check under your car every time you pull away from a parking space. Sometimes a replacement part is required, whereas other times something might just need adjusting. The worst-case scenario is a complete engine replacement, but if you take good care of it and check out any potential problems before they have a chance to escalate into something worse, you should not find yourself in this position.


You might also notice that the vehicle is not as efficient as it once was. This is an indication that there is a problem with the vehicle. No matter if there is an issue with the alternator, engine, or battery, you will want to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. Having the vehicle in can reduce the chance of an unexpected breakdown when you are driving. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on a schedule for you.