During the president’s address on the Covid 19 status in Uganda, public transport is among the sectors that is going to be greatly regulated for sometime as one of the ways to curb the spread. This means more people are going to resort to private transport means, meaning now more than ever, personal vehicles need to be in great shape since people will rely on them for not only day today movement but also emergencies when they arise.
Well, as long as you’ve been keeping up with routine maintenance of the car, it will likely continue to offer you the transportation you need. However, if you’ve been neglecting it or if it simply has high mileage, you may find it expressing some trouble. The following signs of engine problems should be a hint that you need to check in with an auto repair shop soon.
Excessive Exhaust Smoke
One of the first things many people notice if their car’s engine is in trouble is a large amount of exhaust smoke. Depending on the color of the smoke you can sometimes diagnose the issue at hand. Blue smoke represents burning oil, white smoke is an indication of burning coolant and black smoke means too much fuel is being used.
Check Engine Light
Always get to the repair shop as soon as the check engine light turns on. The sooner you have the issue diagnosed the less likely it will result in a big problem.
Stalling/ Sudden stop.
Should your car suddenly die while driving or while idling you need to get to an auto shop fast. This is a very dangerous problem as it prevents you from being able to properly control your vehicle.
A knocking noise coming from under the hood often indicates worn engine bearings. This is a bit more extensive to repair but not doing so will result in much bigger trouble.
If you ever notice something dripping from your vehicle you should have a professional technician identify it. Nothing should ever be leaking from you car. If your vehicle is losing fluid you’re going to eventually need a major repair.
At DAKS TOYOTA we offer extensive engine diagnostics for all models of Toyota vehicles. If your car is giving you any trouble bring it to our service, maintenaince and auto repair centera nd we will get to the bottom of the issue. Call +(256) 312-330-012 todiscuss your car needs with a professional or just drive into our premises here, you don’t need an appointment to be served.