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What to Do When Your Exhaust is Smoking

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. 

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