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Signs that your car engine could be damaged

By Stella Naigino

Added 14th July 2020 04:33 PM

“Once it’s damaged, your car will not move well on the road,” says Kasozi.

Signs that your car engine could be damaged

A car that has ever been involved in an accident would require to have its engine changed. Photos by Stella Naigino

“Once it’s damaged, your car will not move well on the road,” says Kasozi.

MOTORING 

The car engine is the heart of the car and a lot goes on in it to enable the car to move from one place to another. Experts say it's important that motorists pay attention to their car engines to ensure proper functionality.

Annet  Kasozi a mechanic at Bethel auto garage in Seeta notes that when an engine has issues, their usually warning signs and once these are ignored, the engine suffers more damage.

"Once it's damaged, your car will not move well on the road," says Kasozi.

She also reveals that a car that has ever been involved in an accident would require to have its engine changed.

 

Low pulling power

Kasozi notes that many times when motorists are driving and notice low pulling power, many rush to think that they don't have enough fuel. On further investigations they realise that their cars have issues with the engine.

"This means that a motorist is experiencing compression loss and this can be fixed by having an engine overhaul, "she says.

 

A Car engine being over hauled


 Fast engine consumption of oil and fuel

Umar Kasujja a mechanic in Nateete notes that investing in car fuel and oil doesn't come cheaply.

However, if you notice a change in oil and fuel consumption of your car engine, organise with your mechanic to check your engine and if possible have an engine overhaul done for a good fuel and oil consumption.

 Abnormal smoke

Moses Kayiira a mechanic at Bakayiira diesel garage notes that many times when an engine needs to be revamped, it produces different kinds of smoke like the blue smoke which signifies oil consumption taking place in the engine.

At this point consider having an engine overhaul done to your car.

 Black wetsuit in the exhaust pipe 

Kayiira notes that while driving many motorists see black, grey smoke coming from their car exhaust system. This is not normal, it's a sign that oil is burning in the engine.

This reduces the effectiveness of the engine. To stop this from happening, check your engine value seal and piston cylinders but if possible have an engine overhaul for a best driving experience.

 Noise coming from the engine

Kasujja notes many times motorist notice noise coming from their car engines but very few pay attention to the noise and this damages the car engine more.

"However, if you notice that your car engine produces some noise, consider having it checked and if the noise persists, have an engine over haul to give your car engine more life, "he says.


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