As a vehicle owner, it’s important to have as much education as possible to stay safe on the road. Here are some warning signs that you may need a new engine.
One of the first signs you’ll see that there’s something going on under the hood is when the check engine light illuminates in your dash. Although the check engine light could be an indication of many problems, it is definitely an indication that you need to take a closer look. The check engine light is most closely related to engine problems resulting from power loss. When you see the light come on, you should make an appointment to set diagnostic service as soon as possible. If you have some car knowledge, you can use an engine scanner on your own and write down the fault code to take to your technician. If the light begins to flash while you’re driving, you should pull over immediately and have your vehicle towed because a flashing light indicates a more serious problem.
Another warning sign that you might need a new engine is a drop off of your gas mileage. If a full tank of gas doesn’t get you quite as far as it used to, that could point to a problem with your compression stroke. Before you jump to a total replacement, try using a fuel cleaner or having a technician perform a fuel system service, or even a tune up. If they don’t work, then an engine diagnostic should point directly to the main culprit.
The issue of engine stalling is mostly prevalent with manual transmissions. Mixing up the clutch and gas pedal, and not maintaining an appropriate speed will result in having to restart your car. Although it’s less likely with automatic transmissions, when it does happen, it’s an indication that there’s a problem with the engine.
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