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Warning Signs: Engine Trouble Ahead

Do you hear a strange noise from your car but pay it no mind in hopes that it will just go away? Think again. Your car is speaking to you, telling you that something is wrong. So pay attention! If you’re looking for the best in Baltimore auto repair and engine repair, look no further than Auto Stop. Our mechanics have their ears fine-tuned to diagnose that strange whir or ping or whatever sound it is your car is making. Strange sounds are just one of the signs that it might be time to bring your car in for a check up.

Check Engine Light

Captain Obvious here, telling you that if the check engine light comes on, there’s probably something wrong with your engine. Either that or you forgot to screw the gas cap on tight enough. Or perhaps there’s something wrong with the wiring in the dashboard.  You could risk it, but the safe bet is to take your car in and have a mechanic run diagnostic tests that can pinpoint exactly what’s wrong.

Ride Is Not Smooth

Your car should ride smoothly if all systems are in order. If the car jumps, jerks, or hesitates when accelerating, this is a sure sign that there is engine trouble.  Fuel lines could be clogged, timing belts may need to be replaced, or spark plugs may have lost their spark. If you feel any of these symptoms while trying to start the car, this too suggests that something is wrong.

Can’t You Smell That Smell?

Strange smells could be the result of any number of problems including leaking oil or coolant. The smell of burning rubber may come from that sweet Steve McQueen style burnout you just did (which invariably did a number on your tires), but more likely is coming from worn out belts under the hood that need to be replaced.

Where There’s Smoke…

Smoke coming out from under the hood? Probably not good. Blue smoke suggests that oil is leaking and burning along with the fuel. White smoke means either water or antifreeze has found its way into the fuel. Time to get that leak checked out.

At Auto Stop, our mechanics are highly trained and use state-of-the-art Automotive diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your particular issues, repair it, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. We promise to diagnose your auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner and all of our work is 100% guaranteed!

If you have any questions Auto Repair and Advanced Auto Diagnostics in Baltimore, Maryland, please contact Auto Stop by calling 410-467-7600 or visit AutoStopLTD.com today! You can also follow Auto Stop on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

 

 

Sources

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the-hood/diagnosing-car-problems/mechanical/5-signs-engine-trouble.htm#page=5

http://www.ehow.com/list_7412570_early-signs-auto-motor-problems.html

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