Common Symptoms of Engine Trouble that We Can Fix at Our Phoenix Auto Shop

Common Symptoms of Engine Trouble that We Can Fix at Our Phoenix Auto Shop

Common Symptoms of Engine Trouble that We Can Fix at Our Phoenix Auto ShopWhen you first suspect that engine trouble is brewing, it'll be best to get to the shop so the issue can be professionally assessed. If you delay, the problem could soon worsen and become much more expensive to fix, or perhaps even necessitate engine replacement. At Greg Clark Automotive Specialists, our local mechanics use high-tech diagnostic equipment to make sure that engine problems are correctly identified. Then we can provide flawless repairs.

The Check Engine Light Illuminates

An illuminated check engine light doesn't always mean that you're on the cusp of engine failure. Still, it's best to promptly visit the shop for diagnostics so that the issue that's triggering the light can be identified and addressed. Common check engine light triggers include issues with catalytic converters, O2 sensors, MAF sensors, ignition coils, and spark plugs.

Warning Signs of Engine Trouble

One cause for concern is that your engine has lost a substantial amount of power. You don't automatically need to be alarmed if you have an old vehicle that has gradually lost a little power. But an abrupt and significant loss of power could mean that a serious problem is present. This could indicate piston or head gasket trouble.

You'll definitely want to be mindful of any strange sounds that arise from your engine. Knocking and tapping sounds are especially concerning. Such sounds could arise due to problems like extremely low oil, a lean air/fuel mixture, and bad rod bearings. If you hear grinding sounds, then you could have a broken water pump or power steering pump. Squealing noises suggest a serpentine belt problem.

Discolored and/or excessive exhaust smoke is also cause for concern. You'll want to pay attention to the smoke's color to get a better sense of the underlying problem. Black smoke is a sign that too much fuel is getting burned up. White smoke is a symptom of an internal coolant leak and could mean you have a blown head gasket. Blue-tinged smoke suggests that oil is leaking.

Engine Repair in Phoenix, AZ

When you need auto repair in Phoenix and the surrounding area, contact Greg Clark Automotive Specialists at (602) 353-7431. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any type of repair or maintenance that your vehicle needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Greg Clark Auto Specialists Blog
Posted: December 2021

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