If your engine is knocking, you need help from the Wichita auto repair specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.
You wanted to take advantage of National Doughnut Day by getting a free doughnut. But you’re going to pass it by because you don’t want to sit in a drive-through line while your car is making loud knocking noises.
Knocking, or as some call it pinging or rattling, has many causes. Some of those causes are easy to fix. Others, more complicated and expensive. Three of the most common causes of engine knock, according to carsdirect.com are using fuel with an octane rating that’s too low for your engine, carbon buildup on your cylinder walls, or spark plugs that aren’t designed for your particular engine.
“Engine knock is among the most disturbing problems a vehicle can have,” carsdirect.com says. ” Basically, engine knock … occurs when the air/fuel mixture inside a cylinder is incorrect, which makes the fuel burn unevenly.
“Under normal conditions, the fuel burns in pockets, rather than in one giant fireball within, and when each pocket of fuel burns, a shock occurs that burns the next until all the fuel is burned in that stroke. When a knock is present, the pockets don’t burn evenly, causing shock waves at the wrong times that can damage the cylinder wall and the piston itself. This also creates the common ‘pinging’ noise that is often described when knock is present.”
Depending on the cause of engine knock, failure to correct it can result in major damage to such engine components as piston, crankshaft bearings and cylinder walls. Your best move when your engine starts pinging or knocking is to take your car to a trusted Wichita auto repair technician like those at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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