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4 Ways to prevent engine damage

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Engine damage can lead to serious affects on your car, but it's completely preventable. Check out this guide from Toyota of Orlando and take care of your vehicle.

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4 Ways to prevent engine damage

  1. 1. 4 Ways to Prevent Engine Damage Toyota of Orlando
  2. 2. Don’t mess with engine damage • Engine damage is no laughing matter. If things like smoke coming from your engine compartment or weird smells enter your cabin, then you likely have a damaged engine on your hands. • Not only does this make a major ding in your day, but it can lead to expensive repairs for your Orlando Toyota vehicle and likely rental car expenses. • All in all, engine damage is terrible. But, it’s highly preventable! Check out this guide from us at Toyota of Orlando!
  3. 3. 1) Watch out for the check engine light • Your dashboard lights probably seem a bit cryptic most of the time, but they can tell you a lot about what’s going on under the hood. • If your check engine light comes on, make sure to check the gas cap on your Orlando Toyota vehicle first. • If the light stays on, then you likely have an engine damage issue like a fuel injection system issue, ignition problem, or emission system issue.
  4. 4. 2) Listen for car sounds • Your Orlando Toyota vehicle should run quietly or mostly quiet. If you start to hear odd sounds from the engine compartment, you may want to turn down the tunes and listen. • Sounds like rumbling, squealing, hissing, knocking, and others are not natural and could be indicative of engine damage. • If you suspect that your vehicle is making strange sounds, listen every once in a while.
  5. 5. 3) Follow your nose • You may think a strange smell is just the fries that fell under your seat two weeks ago, but there are certain smells you should pay attention to. • Smells like gasoline, syrup, rotten eggs, or burning carpet is indicative of engine damage and should be inspected immediately by a Toyota of Orlando auto service expert.
  6. 6. 4) Smoke and steam are no joke • You know the saying, if there’s smoke, there’s fire. If you see smoke or steam coming out of your Orlando Toyota engine compartment, don’t ignore it. • Your car could be overheating, there could be a gas leak, or an emission system problem. • Make sure to have your vehicle inspected for engine damage right away.
  7. 7. Get on a regular auto maintenance schedule with Toyota of Orlando • Engine damage is a serious issue, but it’s completely preventable with regular auto service. • Get on a schedule with Toyota of Orlando today! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road and open seven days a week.

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