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The 3 Most Common Engine Problems

The 3 Most Common Engine Problems
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In any vehicle the engine is called the heart. So, what could be more disastrous than seeing this core part of your car being plagued by common engine problems? So, you need to take proper care of your car to make sure the engine is in good condition. Engine failures may cause your car to stop for good. As long as it is maintained well, you don’t need to be tensed. You may postpone any scheduled maintenance thinking what worse could happen. But, in the long run the problem may take a severe condition and cost you a fortune.

It is said that prevention is better than cure. So, here we discuss three common engine problems that occur frequently. We talked to veteran mechanics to know about these engine problems in detail.


1. Oil Issue

Neglecting the importance of regular oil change is responsible for one of the most common engine problems. When you don’t change the oil as necessary, your engine gradually starts losing its efficiency and at one point, stops working.

To keep your engine running smoothly, you must pick the right sort of oil. You may consider using synthetic oil to get the best out of your engine. And, this is also recommended by many leading car manufacturers at present. Synthetic oil costs only a few bucks more than your regular oil. You may not want to see your engine failing out in the middle of nowhere, for only a few dollars. Right?


2. Lack of Coolant

The next in the series of frequent car engine problems is a problem with the cooling system. The standard practice is flushing the engine coolant after every 30,000 miles or 3 years. A complete flush should not cost you more than $100-$150.

This is nothing in comparison to the costs of upgrades or replacements of spare parts. Oftentimes, vehicle owners tend to decide on coolant flush until they have been prescribed to do so by a maintenance service provider. As a result, the parts where the coolant is used degrade before their normal lifespan.

A simple engine troubleshooting is keeping an eye for an overheating engine. An overheated engine precisely indicates the engine is low on coolant. If you still keep driving the car, there is a chance that your engine will be permanently damaged.

Some other engine problems responsible for overheating are: malfunctioned cooling fans or a clogged cooling system.

If you have the engine mended right away, more rigorous and expensive methods like replacing or rebuilding the engine will not be necessary.


3. Water in the Engine

Driving your car through high waters or heavy rainstorm can damage the engine badly. If water enters the engine, it may bend the piston rods, leaving your engine in shattered conditions. Often the water can reach the combustion chamber passing through the intake manifold. Remember, this is where the spark plug is located. So, as soon as water passes through you can face engine problems caused by one of the above or all of them.


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  1. phillip obella says

    high quality vehicles @ affordable cost, and thnks for the routene maitanance advice you post for us.abig thanks from UGANDA East africa.

    1. lan says

      Thank you for your feedback.

  2. Abrar ali says

    Hi i have toyota vitz make 2008 knocking problems when engion is running what can i do

  3. Agaba John Paul says

    Good advise keep,informing us and the public at large.

    1. lan says

      Thank you for your feedback.

  4. Bossa Solomon says

    Thanx for enlightening us about the problems. & keep up the spirit of teaching us various fields about automobiles.

  5. Kalilombe Shadrick. says

    Thanks for the information. keep on doing good work.

  6. lovedale mwila says

    Thanks for the information please keep educate us.

  7. Harun Ndungu Waweru. says

    Good advice.using Toyota hears more tips on its performance.

  8. Gideon Osano says

    Good job,thanks

    1. Trang Tran says

      We are happy to receive your comments. Please share with your friends so they can enjoy this article, too.

  9. Ntita kalonji says

    Nice stuff their.

    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank for your comment

  10. swai george says

    I try to change engine oil after every 3000km but check engine light is still on. What can be a problem?

    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank you for contacting Car From Japan. However, we cannot answer your problem because there is many things we need to see at your car. I suggest you to bring the car to a local mechanical shop o solve your problem.

  11. Opot says

    Whats the meaning of ESO sign displayed on the car dashboard, what warning does it give to the motorist and how do we solve the problem?

  12. Julius Amberfield says

    It would have bee nice if I saw this article of yours a long time ago and learned that trying to drive the car under the rainstorm can cause a lot of damage to the engine because of water infiltration. If I knew then I wouldn’t have allowed my brother to use my car to fetch his girlfriend a few nights ago. Because of that, water got inside the engine of my car and now, it’s having difficulties starting. I will take this to the mechanic right away, then I will begin following your suggestion. Thank you.

  13. Sam says

    I have vitz 2015 model 50000 driven. Whenever i cold start, it produce a noise like two metal surfaces are colliding. When it warm up, noise fade away. I am using 10w40 synthetic grade oil SN formula. What should i do to get rid of noise. Also, will i must change coolent???

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