Every good car owner knows that proper and regular engine maintenance is vitally important in order to keep your vehicle running. Travel throughout the holidays may have put a lot of extra stress on your engine. So make sure your auto repair specialist spends some extra time on it. Having a professional examine your engine regularly is important. Also, it’s very important to take your car to a shop if you notice irregularities in its performance. Here are three signs that your car may need engine maintenance.
1. Loud Noises
Your car should never make loud noises. This is particularly true for your engine. If you notice a loud knocking sound when speeding up or slowing down, it could mean that your engine bearings need to be replaced. If you hear this sound, take your car to an auto shop immediately, so an auto technician can inspect your engine. Waiting can do a lot of damage to the inside of your motor.
2. Increased Exhaust
While a little bit of noticeable exhaust coming out of your car is normal, an increase in visible emissions could indicate that there is an issue with your engine. You might also notice a change in the color of your exhaust—either blue, white, or black. Make sure you discuss this change with your auto technician when you take your car for service and repair.
3. Reduced Power
You might also need car maintenance if you notice a decrease in your engine power. This is easiest to notice while attempting to accelerate your vehicle, especially on the highway. If your car seems to struggle to reach higher speeds, it means something isn’t right with your engine. Take it to get checked out right away.
Do You Think Your Car Needs Engine Maintenance?
If you’ve noticed any of the signs mentioned in this article, there’s a very good chance your car needs immediate engine maintenance. Don’t put it off any longer. Taking action fast is the best way to avoid further damage and more expensive repairs. Contact Luke’s Automotive today with questions, or for engine repair. We offer a wide selection of auto maintenance services, as well as classic car repair. Call us at (425) 341-4604 for more information or to set up an appointment. Make sure to ask about our free estimate offer when you call.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Engine Maintenance and Repair
Providing 30 years of quality auto repair and vehicle maintenance in Bellevue, Kirkland, Medina, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville.