12 September 2020 · Buyer Tips & Advice

What Are The Signs Of Engine Problems In A Kia Car? | Phil Gilbert Kia

Many of us have experienced engine problems now and then. Sometimes these come as weird noises while you’re driving while other times it might cause start-up issues. Either way, engine misfires are not something you want to ignore. The best way to tackle this is to pay attention to the warning signs that would point to an engine issue.

Usually, a rough start-up or a rough acceleration is an indication that you’re having engine trouble. In the case of the latter, you may feel a noticeable jerk owing to the load on the engine during acceleration. You would also feel heavy vibrations inside the car on acceleration or while idling.

Then there’s the problem of leaking fluids. Look at your garage and driveway carefully and see if you notice any liquid residue. If you do, it could be that your car has fluid leak issues, hence resulting in engine problems. The colour of the residue will indicate which of the fluids are leaking. A red/dark red for transmission fluids, brown for brake fluids, bright colours for coolants, are among a few indicators.

Burning smells, weird noises and other symptoms

Apart from leaking fluids, issues like black smoke emissions from your exhaust or reduced fuel economy also point to engine problems. Chances are the specific issue may be with your Kia car’s air filter. Then there are other visible indications such as slow acceleration, rough idling, and flickering check engine light to name a few. All are valid reasons to suspect a faulty engine.

Another cause for concern may be if you start hearing weird noises from your engine. There are a variety of reasons as to what gives out clunking, humming, whining or any other weird sound. For example, it could be that you’re running out of transmission fluid and the resulting friction between moving parts is causing these unusual noises.

It might sound obvious, but your car should not give out any burning smells at any given point. Any hint of a burning smell is a sign that you’re having engine issues. There are a number of things that could contribute to burning smells. It could be caused from an electrical short, clutch problems or oil leaks resulting in increased friction – and thus heat – between components. On the subject of oil, there are times that you come across engine issues owing to using engine oils or varying quality when you top off.

Let Phil Gilbert Kia help

As you can see, there are a lot of tell-tale signs that indicate you may be having engine problems with your Kia car. While the above covers most of the common symptoms, there can be more signs that may pass notice from unsuspecting owners. Therefore, it's always advisable that you get your car checked regularly by a qualified professional that can cater to your Kia car needs.  

If all of this sounds too many things to do, not to worry. Guests could visit our Phil Gilbert service centre in Croydon and Lidcombe to take care of your Kia car’s engine problems. Our team of experts are here to help. So, come visit Phil Gilbert Kia or you can shop our Parts & Accessories store online today. You can also book a service online, call us on (02) 9735 8400 or contact us here.