Trust us – pay attention to the subtle signs of engine failure. When you know the types of problems that can kill an engine and how they show themselves, you can repair the problem before you get stranded on the highway or suffer a catastrophic engine failure. Learn these warning signs and what to do to avoid them to ensure a less stressful life and reliable vehicle. We talk to customers every day about this stuff, so we’ve seen (and heard) a thing or two.
How to Know When an Engine Is About to Die
Your engine has several systems that must operate in tandem. Obviously, some components provide drivetrain propulsion, some allow you to steer and some assist in stopping your car. Because of today’s ECU-controlled cars (Electronic Control Unit), it’s possible that when even one system has a problem, your engine may shut itself down to prevent further damage to the vehicle as a whole. Ignoring such an incident could lead to your motor sustaining permanent damage and reaching the end of its life sooner than you ever expected.