Yearly Archives: 2022

What Does the Color of My Exhaust Fumes Mean?

What Does the Color of My Exhaust Fumes Mean?

Not all exhaust fumes are bad. If you notice thin wispy smoke coming out of your tailpipe after starting your car, you shouldn’t worry about it. However, thick clouds of exhaust smoke can also mean that your vehicle’s internal systems are a cause for concern. Exhaust smoke can be of different colors, white, black, and even blue. Depending on what color fumes you see, it can give you insight into what kind of problem you have on your hands. What Does the Color of My Exhaust Fumes Mean? White Smoke Thick, white exhaust fumes mean that your vehicle is leaking coolant, usually caused by a blown head gasket or cylinder head. If coolant escapes your engine, it can put your vehicle at risk of a breakdown. Your engine can overheat and cause irreparable damage. Black Smoke If you see black smoke coming out of your vehicle, it is a tell-tale sign that your car is burning too much fuel. In most cases, it will smell strongly like gasoline. It means your engine is burning raw fue ... read more

Why You Should Leave Oil Changes to the Professionals

Why You Should Leave Oil Changes to the Professionals

Getting your oil changed is the number one most important aspect of vehicle maintenance. It is also one of the most frequent maintenance items you should have done for your car, SUV, or truck. You might try to change your oil at home, but there are wonderful benefits to having your oil and filter replaced by a professional technician. Here are the benefits of having your oil changed by us! No Clean Ups and No Messes To perform an oil change, you have to pull the oil drain plug to rid of the old and dirty oil that has been sitting in your engine for months. This step requires you to be extra careful. Otherwise, the oil can get everywhere! And oil messes are not easy to clean up and can lead to stains. Therefore, it is best to have it taken care of at our auto repair shop. Save Time We perform oil changes nearly every day at Loyola Marina Auto Care. It is second nature for our mechanics. Whereas, this type of job could take a lot longer for you to ... read more

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