Signs You Need To Rebuild Your Engine

Your car's engine is the single-most important part of the entire system, and if it begins to malfunction, it can greatly decrease your vehicle's performance or even prevent it from working at all. An engine rebuild is an automotive repair process in which the engine is put back together from a variety of new and used parts, creating an engine that has much less wear on it than your previous engine. There are a number of signs that can indicate that you should begin talking to your mechanic about getting your engine rebuilt before it fails on you while driving.

Noises and Smoke

One of the clearest indications that your car's engine is not working at peak performance and is in need of a rebuild is if it makes excessive noise while in operation. This can take the form of rough idling or even a sort of knocking sound that results from the pistons in your engine moving at the wrong interval. This increases the amount of wear on your engine and increases the rate at which it will deteriorate. In addition, an increase in the amount of smoke that your engine is producing (either from the engine itself or out of the exhaust system) can indicate that your engine is either overheating or burning fuel inefficiently, both good signs that a rebuild might be the right option.

Reduced Fuel Efficiency

In a similar vein to the above point, if you find that your vehicle is burning through fuel at a much faster rate than it normally would, a worn-out engine could be to blame. If your engine is burning fuel inefficiently, not only will it create too much exhaust, but it will also empty your gas tank at an excessively quick rate. You should start talking to your mechanic right away to see if an engine rebuild is the right fix, as leaving this problem too long can increase your long-run costs.

Oil Sludge

Check your oil reservoir to see what sort of condition your oil is in. If there is a kind of grime or sludge on the dipstick, your engine is likely overheating, causing the sludge to begin to condense. This is what forms the sludge, and if allowed to continue, it can completely gum up your engine and greatly reduce your vehicle's performance. Getting an oil change done will treat the symptom, but not the cause: talk to your mechanic about an engine rebuild.

To learn more, contact an auto repair shop like Blue Valley Garage.