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Lewisville, TX 75057

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What Does the Color of My Exhaust Smoke Mean?

A vehicle that is experiencing internal problems may display various sorts of symptoms. Sometimes warning signs can come in different forms of noises, vibrations, smells, or even colorful exhaust smoke. Your emissions can be very telling on what's happening inside your car. The gas you see spew out of your tailpipe can be different colors: black, white, blue. Here's what they may indicate:

Black Exhaust Smoke

Thick clouds of dark grey or black smoke coming out of your pipe can only mean one thing: your car is running too much gas. This means that your vehicle is overusing fuel to make the engine run. One of the most common reasons behind this problem is a clogged air filter. Whatever the origin is, there is an improper air and fuel mixture. As a result, you may see a loss in fuel efficiency.

White Exhaust Smoke

A cooling system leak that makes its way to the engine can emit large, white clouds of smoke. Your engine should not burn anything besides gas. In addition to this awful misplacement, your vehicle is at risk of overheating due to the leak. To avoid the spread of damages, please take your vehicle to the auto repair shop ASAP.

Blue Exhaust Smoke

Blue exhaust smoke usually means that there is an oil leak happening within the engine. Your engine could be susceptible to damage due to the reduction in lubrication when the motor is running. Engine damage is no joke and can be very expensive to repair, so please have this checked out immediately.

 

Most of the time, it's crucial to pay attention to the visual clues that your vehicle can give off. If your car is experiencing an unusual color of exhaust smoke and you need repairs, please pay our certified technicians a visit at Lorentz Automotive. Our expert team offers a wide variety of automotive services, and we'll take exceptional care of your car! Please call us at (972) 318-2938 or visit our shop in Lewisville, TX, today!

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