- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
- Week 13 NFL picks: Bears will hand Lions another Turkey Day loss
- Rockford’s holiday tradition Stroll on State set for Saturday, Nov. 29
- Webb’s RVC Studio winter full of love stories
- Tube Talk: ‘American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered’ to be featured on PBS
- Craft Beer Scene Around Rockford: A nice break-in beer for those who want to try bourbon barrel-aged beer
- Tales from the Trough: IceHogs rebound with four straight wins
- Clean water groups, small business owners, community leaders celebrate Clean Water Act
- Police investigate death of 71-year-old man who was struck in October while riding in his wheelchair
Do you know the signs of serious engine trouble?
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.
Engine Rebuilders Council
Ann Arbor, Mich.
From the May 9-15, 2012, issue