Most of us rely on our vehicles to be able to go about our daily lives. We need our cars to take us to work, school, soccer practice, the grocery store or even for a night out. When you have a car that decides to be anything but reliable, it can cause a cascading stressful chain on your daily activities. Since the engine is the heart of your vehicle, it is what requires the most care and careful maintenance. Warning signs are often easier to fix and schedule than an emergency repair, so we thought we would let you know of a few warning signs that can signal an engine repair is in your future.
- Check engine light comes on- For some unknown reason, many people like to ignore their check engine light. While a check engine light can come on for a wide variety of reasons, many of them easy fixes, it can also signal a serious problem. Don’t take the risk — most any autobody shop can check out why your light came on!
- Engine starts to stall- While stalling is something that drivers with manual transmissions are familiar with, if your automatic transmission is stalling (shutting off while running), then you need to check for needed engine repairs.
- Noises- Clicking, clanging, grinding, groaning. If any of these sound like the noises your engine is making, let a professional check it out!
- Consumes more fuel/oil- Sometimes as engines start to develop issues, they use more fuel or oil to keep them running. While a little change in fuel economy might be just a driving shift, a steadily increasing change is an issue that might mean an engine repair.
If you worry you have engine repairs on the horizon, let our team at Joyce Automotive take a look today.