You're driving your vehicle and you check the rearview mirror to see smoke coming from your exhaust - you wonder, what could be causing this and what do I do now? Well, first things first, try to determine when this exhaust smoke happens. Does it happen when you accelerate, and how long does it last? Also, make a note of the color, as black and white smoke can point to different issues.
Next, give us a call here at DRIVE AutoCare. We can help you identify any exhaust issue and determine what may be causing the smoke to appear. This can be caused by a number of different underlying issues, including the following:
- Clogged air filter
- Clogged fuel injectors
- Damaged fuel-pressure regulator
- Clogged fuel return line
- Dirty transmission fluid
- A stuck PCV valve
- A faulty transmission vacuum modulator
- Excessive oil consumption
- Bad turbocharger
As soon as you notice smoke, whether black, white or gray, coming from your vehicle's exhaust, don't hesitate to give us a call here at DRIVE AutoCare or stop by our shop today for an inspection and professional service.