A little bit of exhaust coming out of your tailpipe is normal, but if you see a lot of smoke, that could be a sign that there is something wrong with your car and it could be very serious. Depending on where it is and what color it is, you might be able to figure out exactly what is wrong. If you see smoke, you should immediately call us at Wrench and we will send one of our skilled mobile mechanics to you.
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If you are noticing small amounts of water vapor coming out of your tailpipe, there is no need to worry. Your car uses the tailpipe to get rid of excess materials and would not be able to function without it. Large amounts of thick smoke, no matter the color should cause a little concern. You should see a mobile mechanic as soon as you can when you notice smoke and you should drive your car as little as possible.
- White Smoke
Thick, white smoke could be a sign that there is an issue with your engine. It could be overheating, and if it is, you need to stop driving as soon as you can. You could end up seriously damaging your vehicle if you choose to just ignore it. If the smoke smells sweet, then there is an issue with your coolant. But if it smells like fuel, there might be an issue with your fuel system.
- Blue Smoke
If the smoke coming from your car is a blue color, that is a sign there is a problem with your oil. When oil burns, the smoke will turn blue. There could be and oil leak, or oil could just be burning. If that's the case, you need to see a mechanic as soon as possible.
- Grey Smoke
Grey smoke can mean a few different things, but usually it means that there are problems with your transmission fluid.
- Black Smoke
If you are noticing thick, black smoke coming from your car, there is an issue with fuel. Your engine could be flooding with fuel or your car could just be burning too much of it. Either way, you need to see a mechanic very soon. If your car is just burning to much fuel, you will be wasting precious money! Another cause of black smoke could be from a clogged air filter. If that's the case, you should get it replaced before you begin to notice more issues.
In order to avoid costly damage, we recommend seeing a mechanic as soon as you can. If you happen to be stuck at work or at home, don't get a tow truck. Try Wrench! We have experienced mobile mechanics that will come to almost any location. You just have to book an appointment by filling out the form on our website or by calling our number and talking to our customer service team. If you are noticing huge amounts of smoke, book an appointment as soon as possible to avoid any larger issues.
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