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Identify the Warning Signs of Engine Trouble Before Your Car Breaks Down in Decatur

Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin No Comments


It may be time to have your engine checked.

Maybe you have heard that strange noise coming from under your hood or felt your car lurch when you accelerate to merge on to the highway. Maybe you have quietly hoped that whatever is wrong with your car is just a temporary issue. However, the best way to keep your engine running in peak condition and to avoid costly repair bills is to get your engine checked at the first sign of a problem. Here are a few signs of engine trouble to be aware of.

The most glaring indicator, and seemingly the one most drivers want to excuse the most, is the “Check Engine” light. You can fiddle with your gas cap all you want, but if the light comes on and stays on when you start your car up, you need to get to your local mechanic to have it checked out.

Any hesitation in acceleration should be checked out as well. When you press down on the gas, your car should respond in a smooth and fluid manner. If there is any jerking, lurching or stalling, that could be a good indicator that things are not all good under the hood. Strange noises, smells or smoke should also be addressed in a timely fashion.

Your car’s engine is a finely-tuned piece of equipment, and any one component that is out of kilter that is allowed to continue without being addressed will soon start to affect the performance of other parts.

When your foreign vehicle begins to give you the warning signs of engine trouble, get your Saab, Volvo, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini or Audi to the experts at Munich West. They have the experience with your car’s engine that allows them to properly diagnose little problems before they become big ones.

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