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Common Engine Problems That Signify You Need a Garage

Do you become filled with dread when you see the check engine light appear on your dashboard when you’re driving around Malvern? It’s never fun thinking about the potential cost of getting something fixed. But there’s no need to panic. Most issues can be resolved quickly and affordably. In this post, we’ll share the most common engine problems that mean you should visit our garage for a check-up.


One of the most common engine problems is overheating, and this can happen for a number of reasons.

  • Failed thermostat
  • No or low coolant
  • Dysfunctional cooling fan
  • Radiator fault
  • Split radiator hose
  • Leaking coolant
  • Faulty radiator cap
  • Clogged air filter
  • Cracked or blown head gasket
  • Defective spark plugs

If you can feel too much heat coming from the car bonnet when you stop your car, it’s time to bring it to the garage to get checked. Some of the issues listed above are quick and easy fixes that can be sorted straight away and will prevent major issues down the line.

Engine Will Not Start

If you’ve got in your car and the engine simply won’t start, this is a common problem. If the engine will turn over by the car won’t start, that’s a different issue.

If your car just won’t turn on at all, there are a number of causes:

  • Faulty battery
  • Corroded or poorly connected battery terminals
  • Failed fuel pump
  • Blocked or faulty fuel filter
  • Dirty fuel injectors
  • Broken or faulty ignition switch
  • Defective starter motor
  • Alternator issues

Faulty battery

If your car is slow to turn over or the lights on the dashboard aren’t as bright as they should be, there’s probably a fault with the battery. You’ll need to come in for a diagnostic if this is the case, or you might end up with a dead battery and need breakdown recovery in the near future.

Engine Smoke

When smoke starts to come from the engine, there could be a serious problem. It’s not safe to drive a car if there’s smoke coming from the engine, so make sure to pull over and call our breakdown recovery team – we’ll be with you quickly and diagnose the problem for you.

Bangs, Knocks and Weird Noises

We tend to ignore bangs and weird noises that come from our car as long as they’re still driving normally, but you should always get any strange noises checked out. Squealing often means there’s an issue with the brakes, whereas knocking could be the engine. In any case, our mechanics will be able to pinpoint the problem and let you know if something needs to be done.

Get a vehicle diagnostic in Malvern

If something isn’t quite right with your car and you’ve been putting off getting it checked, now is the time to do it. Call us today and we’ll arrange a free diagnostic to find the issue: 01684 566500


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