A decade ago, an engine rebuild could spell death for a vehicle. Rebuilding engines was expensive and specialised work and would often take many hours to complete. These days, an engine rebuild isn’t so frightening, with improved technology, skills and the availability of parts, rebuilds aren’t as insurmountable as they once were. Though it’s still best to avoid a rebuild if you can and its important to recognise the symptoms that could mean your vehicle engine needs a rebuilt in the near future. As always with proper maintenance and care, your vehicle shouldn’t ever need a full rebuild, however when life gets in the way and we miss key maintenance this is when trouble can go unnoticed. That’s what’s fantastic about Perth Mobile Mechanics, we can come to you, so life doesn’t have to get in the way of maintaining your vehicle servicing.
If it does get to that point though, here are some of the tell-tale signs that your engine is struggling and its time for some attention.
When you first start your car take notice if any smoke comes out of the exhaust, it’s harder to do this while driving so always a good idea to check when you first start your vehicle. If you notice excessive and constant smoke, this could be a sign your engine is hurting. The different colours of smoke do mean something as well, so make note of the colour and tell your mechanic. Generally, blue smoke means and oil-based issue, white smoke is usually coolant related and black smoke is usually fuel related. Smoke can be the precursor to a lot of different engine issues, its usually the first one we notice to, so it’s really important to err on the side of caution and call the Perth Mobile Mechanics in to look into your engine issue. We may be able to solve it in time to save you costly repairs.
Knock knock, who’s there? Engine troubles! Knocking means your bearings could be worn out and one day your engine might just simply seize. Nothing worse than being on the way home from holidays or with a boot full of groceries and all of a sudden, your engine does not want to go. This means a full rebuild if the engine is salvageable. Best to avoid this problem, by regularly maintaining your vehicle, and if you do maintain and service regularly, and you start to hear a knock, call our friendly team at Perth Mobile Mechanics and we will come and diagnose the issue, getting you back on the road quickly and safely, without too much down time.
Numerous issues can cause a vehicle to underperform. Cheap fuel, no maintenance or care, wear and tear to vital parts. No matter how you look at it, these can spell disaster if left untreated, so get your vehicle checked by our experienced team, so you can have your vehicle back to performing at its peak in no time.
John and the team have over 20 years’ experience handling all things vehicle mechanics. You can’t go wrong with our extensive suite of services; from aircon to auto electrical and logbook servicing along with everything in between. We come to you, so you don’t have to worry about transport issues when you aren’t close to the mechanic and we service vehicles from the family car to the tradesman ute to small trucks and 4WD. Call today on 0429 389 369 to find out more.