Trinity Auto Care Can Help if Your Car Needs a New Engine

You can count on Trinity Auto Care if your car needs a new engine. We understand that your car may be valuable to you and you never plan to get rid of it. Eventually, the engine is going to reach the end of its life and the automobile will need a new engine dropped into it. We can do that at either of our auto shops in Minnesota. The following are signs that your engine is in pretty bad shape.

A Constant Knocking Sound

If your engine is knocking constantly, we recommend that you call for a tow truck to bring your vehicle to our shop. A constant knocking sound is an indication that the pistons are making contact with the cylinder walls when they shouldn’t be. This can happen if the rod bearings have worn out and are no longer able to move the rods and pistons up and down in an even manner.

A Ton of Exhaust Smoke

As you can imagine, the contact between the pistons and the cylinders can damage the cylinder block. Another thing that can damage your engine severely is a fluid hemorrhage. The key sign that your engine is hemorrhaging fluid is a ton of exhaust smoke coming out of the tailpipe. The color of the exhaust identifies the fluid leak. Black means fuel, blue means oil, and white means coolant.

Metal Shavings in the Oil

Your engine is definitely a goner if there are metal shavings in the motor oil. In fact, if you drive your automobile with the shavings in the oil, your engine will likely seize up and die very quickly. The very metal that will damage the engine is coming from the engine parts. That’s right. The reason why you have metal shavings in the motor oil is that your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s engine is disintegrating.

Overheating All the Time

If you are automobile is overheating all the time, we may be able to repair the problem without having to drop a new engine into the vehicle. For example, one thing that can make the engine overheat all the time is a cracked head gasket. We can replace the gasket, although it will take a lot of work. Another reason why the engine will overheat all the time is a cracked cylinder block.

Finally, Trinity Auto Care in Blaine or White Bear Lake, MN, advises that the only problem your engine may have is that it simply cannot produce power anymore. This is a sign that the engine has reached the end of its life.

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