What are the top 5 signs of engine trouble?

What are the top 5 signs of engine trouble?

Automobiles are some of the most important pieces of technology in our lives. They help us move from point A to point B, and they’re essential for getting around town. But like any other piece of machinery, engines need regular care and maintenance in order to keep them running smoothly. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five signs of engine trouble and how you can detect it before it becomes an issue. From misfiring to a loss of power, these are the warning signals that you need to watch out for.

Cylinder misfires

If you experience any of the following signs, it’s time to have your car serviced:

1. Your engine stalls or will not start.
2. You notice unusual sounds from the engine (i.e., knocking, humming, flatulence).
3. The engine light comes on.
4. The oil level is low or dropping quickly.
5. The car runs rough or inconsistent.
6. There is a strong smell of gas.
7. The car has lost power or acceleration.
8. The fuel pump seems to be malfunctioning.

If you have any of these signs, it’s time to take your car in for service. A mechanic can diagnose the issue and perform the necessary repairs.

Poor fuel economy

If your car is not getting the fuel economy that it used to, there may be some underlying cause. Here are some signs that your engine is not running at its full potential:

-Your car doesn’t seem to be getting the same amount of fuel when you fill up the tank.

-Your car seems to take a long time to reach its cruising speed.

-You are having to work harder than usual to keep your car going in a consistent manner.

-Your car’s engine feels noticeably more difficult to start.

If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to have a fuel economy test performed on your car.

Crankcase heat

Engines produce heat as a byproduct of the combustion process. This heat can cause problems if it is not dissipated effectively. The following are some signs that your engine might be experiencing trouble due to crankcase heat:

-Your car will start to idle high or low
-Your engine will emit an unusual amount of smoke
-You will notice a decrease in fuel economy

Rough idle

If your car is idle rough, this could be a sign of something more serious. Idle Roughness can be caused by many things like dirty air filters or a bad gas injector. If you’re not sure if your car needs service, bring it in for a diagnostic check.


If you’re noticing any of the following signs of engine trouble, it’s time to take your car in for repairs:

-Slow speed or poor performance
-Engine overheating or smoke
-Loud noises coming from the engine

If your car has an idle roughness issue, we can help you get it fixed.

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