September 14th, 2015
First, the good news. Today’s engines can easily run well over 200,000 miles with no major engine repair or overhauls. Of course, you’ll need to stay up to date on maintenance like regular oil changes and coolant flushes, and not ignore any problems should they arise. Still, it’s a long way from the 1970s or 80s, when a 130,000 mile service life was about the end of the line for most vehicles.
Things can happen, though, and these are all signs that you may have major engine repair in your near future:
- Smoke: There are a few different reasons that a vehicle might smoke through the tailpipe, and three different colors of smoke that can all indicate different things. White smoke means that coolant is entering ...[more]
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