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Jul 11

3 Major Causes of Engine Failure

he engine is the vehicle’s main source of power. The engine uses fuel and burns it to produce mechanical power. Engine failure can cause you to get stranded in the middle of the road or highway which can be a very unpleasant and unfortunate situation. In such a case, you can get in touch with Smart Mechanics in Harlow for smart recovery service.

Common causes of engine failure:

  1. Overheating: Vehicle overheats due to various reasons such as blown head gasket, coolant leak from the radiator or the engine itself. It is highly imperative to have your cooling system routinely flushed by a skilled mechanic to ensure  your system is working in good condition at all times and is efficiently keeping your engine cool.
  2. Maintenance Issues: All engines require regular scheduled maintenance, tune-up, and routine coolant and oil changes to ensure a safe and pleasant driving experience at all times. If you fail to carry out regular maintenance, your engine could be ruined with contaminated engine oil or lack of coolant in the radiator etc
  3. Detonation: This type of engine failure is typically caused by abnormal combustion inside the engine that produces excessive heat and pressure in the combustion chamber. Moreover, the reason behind denotation can be the loss of the exhaust gas recirculation system.

If you experience warning signs such as knocking sounds from the engine, extensive blue smoke from the exhaust etc it’s best advised to bring your car to a vehicle repair shop near you. 

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