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Why Is Smoke Coming Out of My Vehicle?

Why Is Smoke Coming Out of My Vehicle?

Why Is Smoke Coming Out of My Vehicle?

Sometimes even when you keep up with your car maintenance, things can still go wrong. That's why our car dealership in Toronto has put together a guide for you to follow to see what the smoke coming from your hood or your exhaust might mean if you are experiencing it.

Colour & Smell Indicators

If you find that your car is smoking, it's important to take notice of which colour it is and what kind of smell or odour is coming out. These pieces of knowledge will be key indicators as to why your car is experiencing an issue. Below we have outlined six different colours/odours and their meanings.

1.      Black Smoke & Gasoline Odour

If you have black smoke and a gasoline odour coming from your exhaust you must take action immediately. This means that your vehicle is burning raw fuel and this could lead to damages to your catalytic converter and your O2 sensor.

2.      Black Smoke & Burning Plastic Smell

This type of smoke and smell is commonly found under the hood as in modern-day vehicles, there are many wires found under there. This is usually caused by burned wires or electrical failure.

3.      Heavy White Smoke

If your exhaust pipe has white smoke coming out, this could signal to you that you have a failed internal engine part that could be burning, or it could indicate that you have a head gasket issue.

4.      Light White Smoke & Strong Odour

If you see light and thin white smoke with a strong odour, this could be a sign that your radiator hose has snapped and is spraying coolant all over the hot engine.

5.      Thick Gray Smoke

If you see thick gray smoking coming out of your tailpipe, this is your signal that you have transmission fluid inside the intake manifold.

6.      Blue/Gray Smoke & Strong Bitter Odour

When this kind of smoke and smell is coming out of your tailpipe, it could be signalling to you that your engine is burning oil.

How We Can Help

If you learned something new with this blog post, stayed tuned for our future blog posts as our team at Nexcar Auto Sales & Leasing is always sharing helpful car tips. If you are experiencing any of these issues and you would like to make an appointment with our service department, you can reach our team by giving us a call at 1 (877) 245-9997 today. If you are experiencing anything unusual when it comes to the smoke and/or odour of your vehicle, it's best to get it looked at right away.

If you are interested in looking at used vehicles for sale or if you have questions regarding our auto loans available, contact our team now. We look forward to working with you.

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