Like a truck or a car owner, you are supposed to know the condition of your engine. There are a few observations which can be done to determine the engine’s condition. The process of determining the signs associated with engine tear and wear is helpful in extending the lifespan of any truck or car. This article will help you in learning the common signs which suggest engine service and repair is in order.

Minor and major engine failure

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Any driver who is driving a car can easily tell if the car is functioning as usual, or if it is doing anything which is not normal. You should always pay attention when driving. This will greatly help you in determining if your truck or the car needs any repair or service including engine repair. The following are some of the common indications which indicate that a truck or a car may need some repair or service changes in drivability, stalling, unusual vibrations, unusual gasoline smells or odours, strange noises and shaking.

Engine stalling

Any stalling on the engine could be an indication of many problems. It might be a serious problem such as engine failure or just a small issue affecting your car’s battery. A one-time stall can be caused by a fuel or a battery issue. Frequent stalling should be addressed by replacing the entire engine or repairing it.

Clinking or banging noises in the engine’s carriage

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These are loud and strange noises. Most of the loud noises coming from the vehicle’s engine could be a clear indication or sign or tear and wear. This problem can be rectified by diagnosing the various parts of the engine ranging from engine oil to spark plugs. Strange noises can result from the cylinders, valves, connector rod, sump, crank shaft and piston rings. The car’s engine should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that the various components are in good condition and functional.


There are several reasons which lead to overheating of a truck or a car engine. A truck or car engine should be supplied with antifreeze to prevent the engine from overheating. This is a fluid which travels through the various components of the engine thereby keeping them cool when then the engine is running. You are supposed to identify when truck or car is overheating to establish what could be causing this problem. A broken thermostat can lead to overheating when someone is driving at high speeds. Other problems which can lead to overheating include radiator problems and faulty radiator hoses.