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Do you know the signs of serious engine trouble?

May 9, 2012

Engine trouble symptoms can mean major problems with your car. If you see, hear, feel or smell anything that is out of the ordinary, take your vehicle to a reputable automotive repair shop or engine installation center for diagnosis to avoid the inconvenience and unexpected cost of a breakdown.

Symptoms of major engine trouble include:

• excessive smoke from exhaust — particularly dark smoke indicates oil leaking into the combustion chamber

oil on the driveway indicates a leak that will cause the oil level to drop

excessive oil consumption

unusual noise from the engine such as knocking or tapping

illuminated engine indicator lights: oil, water or engine

If your car or truck is diagnosed with major engine damage, but the rest of your vehicle is in relatively good shape, talk with your technician about your options, including repowering with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine. For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, a vehicle’s engine can be repowered with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine, gaining years of reliable service without monthly car payments and higher insurance rates.

With repowering, a vehicle’s engine or an identical one from another like-vehicle is completely disassembled, cleaned, machined and remanufactured/rebuilt. Unlike used or junk-yard engines with an unknown performance and maintenance history, remanufactured/rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and backed by excellent warranty programs.

To learn more about the benefits of remanufactured/rebuilt engines, visit the Engine Rebuilders Council at www.enginerebuilder.org.

Ken Carter
Chairman

Engine Rebuilders Council
Ann Arbor, Mich.

From the May 9-15, 2012, issue

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