Engine Failure

 An overheating engine is a common sign that your car is low in coolant. A blockage in the cooling system, loss of coolant or failing electrical cooling fans can cause overheating. It's possible a mechanic can repair the engine, instead of rebuilding or replacing it, if the issue is addressed quickly. 

Symptoms of Engine Damage

  • The Check Engine light turns on. 
  • Strange noises. 
  • The engine is running roughly or inconsistently.
  •  Engine Continues to Run after Ignition is Turned Off. 
  • Your car produces oil patches.
  • You can smell odors from inside the car. 
  • Your car is using more gas than normal.
  • There is smoke coming from your exhaust.
  • Loss of power.

Reasons for Engine Failure

  1. Ignoring the cooling system
  2. Improper lubrication
  3. Detonation 
  4. Lack of oil 
  5. Oil leaks
  6. Neglecting oil changes
  7. Flooding you engine


  •  How can you prevent engine failure?

  1. Don't Neglect Oil Changes. .
  2. Be Leary of Oil Leaks. 
  3. Never Ignore the Check Engine Light.

  • What causes a blown engine?

A loss of fluid is the more common cause of failure and this happens through a slow leak or a sudden one when an old hose breaks or the radiator develops a leak. The difference in a "blown" engine and one that overheats is evident in the color of the smoke or steam. If blue, it is probably smoke from the burning oil.