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4 Signs Of Engine Problems

Engines are one of the most complex components in your vehicle, making them prone to problems and damage over time. Even if you keep it maintained, malfunctions still arise. That is why we have made a short list of symptoms your engine will have when it's about to have issues. Continue reading if you want to find out more and know when your engine is struggling.

1. Misfires

Misfires occur when the timing of your engine is off. This issue might cause damage to the cylinders, pistons, and a lot of other connected components. If you notice a weird sound from the engine bay or inconsistency in the engine's work, make sure to visit a mechanic just to be sure.

2. Decreased Performance

A performance decrease can be noticed when the engine is having mechanical problems. These problems can be caused by a variety of things, from minor issues like bad spark plugs, to more serious ones like a crack in the engine block. Take advantage of this obvious sign and consider visiting a repair facility.

3. Check Engine Light

The check engine light is another very good way of spotting engine issues.  Just like a lot of engine-related issues, it can turn on for different reasons. If it is flashing, that means that something very important has gone wrong and needs to be taken care of. That's why we advise you to visit a mechanic, especially if you spot the check engine light flashing, as mentioned above.

4. Electrical Malfunctions

While it might seem strange at first, electrical malfunctions can also be related to the engine. The alternator is hooked up directly to it, meaning that if the engine doesn't work properly, your whole electrical system will experience issues. Also, check the battery itself, because sometimes the issue is an old or bad battery.

Engine Repairs And Maintenance At Import Auto Specialists!

If you have spotted any of the issues listed above, make sure to visit our shop! We service and repair all kinds of engines, so don't hesitate to leave your car in our handsImport Auto Specialists also offers a wide variety of services, which can be seen under the "Services" tab in the menu.

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