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Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?    Oil, a major component to your vehicle, and often times can be leaking from those compartments that holds it. A guest of ours recently came into our shop with the complaint of a "hot smell". Our technician Tony informed me that the term "hot smell" usually always refers to the smell that stems from an oil leak, where the oil is dripping onto another component in the vehicle and burning essentially. In this case, the oil leak was coming from a bad Valve Cover Gasket. Oil leaking from or around the engine can be potentially dangerous. You could significantly damage your engine if you let an oil leak go. You want to avoid fire hazards, but also, future expensive repairs.  He found this leak upon doing a thorough visual inspection, oil residue found coming out of the Valve Cover Gasket.    What Tony found was the oil that was l ... read more

Why did my Transmission Fail?

Why did my Transmission Fail?

Why did my Transmission Fail? A question you may not ask yourself, but one we can bring awareness to. Here are some reasons why your Transmission may be running strange or be out completely. It could be because it has run out of fluid, or it is at a very low operating fluid level. The fluid may be running at low levels if it has developed a leak somewhere in the Transmission System. You may see a potential leak, warning lights on the dash, a burning smell, or dark brown puddles under the car. There may also be difficulty shifting the vehicle, slipping, or a delay in shifting. We recommend you bring your vehicle in for immediate service. We have skilled technicians that will test drive your vehicle, to make a clear diagnosis. In order for the brain of your vehicle to run to it's highest potential you need to see us! Below, we have a few pictures of what the inside of a transmission looks like, it totally resembles a brain if you notice all of the passageways zig ... read more

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