It is typical for all the lights to illuminate on the dashboard when you start your vehicle each time. But if you notice any of the lights not turning off after a few seconds, it could be a sign of an issue with your vehicle. These lights are connected to sensors that monitor everything your vehicle does. The computer system of your vehicle uses these lights to help to identify where or what the issue may be. The check engine light is one of the most important light, but also the most frustrating one. The light can mean anything from the gas cap not being screwed on tight enough, to major problems with the engine. It is always recommended to bring your vehicle in if the light comes on so we can diagnose the issue.
Your driving experience should be free of your vehicle stalling, surging, or any jerking motion. An issue with the spark plugs, fuel lines, or fuel filter may be to blame if you notice any odd motions. If you notice sudden surges or stalling with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so you can have a safe and reliable ride again.
Any sort of popping noise could indicate an issue with the engine’s cylinders. This happens when fuel ignites prematurely in the combustion chamber of the cylinders and may potentially result in costly piston damage. There may also be a grinding noise you hear when attempting to start the vehicle. If you ever hear squealing or squeaking noises, it is always best to bring it in, and bring to our attention the noise.
Anytime there is a burning smell that you notice from your vehicle, it is best to bring it in. If you smell burning rubber, it could mean that drive belts or accessory belts have been damaged or worn out. If there is an issue with the engine, you will want to be sure to bring it in as soon as possible before further damage is done.
Noticing smoke from your vehicle is another sign that the engine may be failing. Oil that escapes from the lines within the engine and being burned along with the fuel can produce blue smoke. If you notice white smoke coming from your vehicle, it could be caused by antifreeze mixing with the fuel. Smoke coming from your vehicle should not be ignored and should be brought in as soon as possible.