x
  • x

    Smoky Car Exhaust – Inspection & Repair in Hamilton

    About smoky exhaust emissions:

    The exhaust acts as an emissions outlet for your vehicle, with CO2 and other greenhouse gases constantly being released as you drive. There are many different reasons smoke can come out of your exhaust. Fortunately, the colour and consistency of the smoke can help you diagnose the problem.

     

    Black smoke coming from exhaust:

    Black smoke is often associated with a rich fuel mixture. This means that the engine has incomplete combustion, which may be caused by too much fuel entering the combustion chamber. This can be caused by leaking fuel injectors, ECM / sensor malfunctions, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve malfunctions, Air Flow Meter issues or several other engine problems.

    Learn more about rich fuel mixtures >

     

    Blue/grey smoke coming from exhaust:

    Blue/grey smoke often suggests that oil has found its way into the engine combustion chamber. This can be caused by leaking valve seals or worn/damaged piston rings.

     

    White smoke coming from exhaust:

    It is normal for your car’s exhaust to produce thin white smoke. However, thick white smoke can mean that your vehicle has a serious engine problem. Thick white smoke can be caused an overheating engine which has damaged the piston rings or a blown head gasket.

    If your vehicle is producing thick, white smoke, you should refrain from driving it and see a mechanic as soon as possible.

     

    Please Note  Your vehicle will fail a Warrant of Fitness (Wof) if there is excessive smoke of any colour coming from the exhaust pipe. This test is normally performed with a warm engine, revved to 2000 rpm for around 20 seconds.


     

    Smoky exhaust and engine repair in Hamilton

    Is smoke coming from your exhaust? If so, we can help you.

    Our team of mechanics are able to quickly diagnose exhaust-related issues. We can then provide you with a detailed explanation of what is wrong with your vehicle. If you choose to go forward with repairing the problem, we can provide excellent, high-quality repairs that you can rely on.

    For exhaust diagnostics and repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today.

     

    CONTACT US

    Phone: 07 855 2037

    Email: office@grimmermotors.co.nz

    Address: 998 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

    Providing reliable services for:

     

    Japanese Cars:

    Daihatsu
    Honda
    Isuzu
    Kia
    Lexus
    Mazda
    Mitsubishi
    Nissan
    Subaru
    Suzuki
    Toyota

     

    American & Australian Cars:

    Chevrolet
    Chrysler
    Dodge
    Ford (US and Australian makes)
    GM
    Holden (US and Australian makes)
    Jeep

     

    European Cars:

    Alfa Romeo
    Audi
    BMW
    Citroen
    Fiat
    Jaguar
    Land Rover
    Mercedes
    Peugeot
    Porsche
    Renault
    Rover
    Saab
    Seat
    Skoda
    Vauxhall-Opel
    Volkswagen
    Volvo

     

    Korean and Chinese Cars:

    Daewoo
    Chery
    Foton
    Geely
    Great Wall
    Haval
    Hyundai
    Kia
    Ssangyong

    Thousands of happy clients from:

    Aberdeen
    Ashmore
    Beerescourt
    Callum Brae
    Chartwell
    Chedworth Park
    Claudelands
    Crawshaw
    Deanwell
    Dinsdale
    Temple View
    Enderley
    Fairfield
    Fairview Downs
    Whitiora
    Te Kowhai
    Thornton
    Western Heights

    Flagstaff
    Forest Lake
    Te Rapa
    Nawton
    Frankton
    Glaisdale
    Glenview
    Grandview Heights
    Hamilton Central
    Hamilton North
    Hamilton East
    Hamilton West
    Harrowfield
    St James Park
    St Petersburg
    Somerset Heights

    Huntington
    Livingstone
    Magellan Rise
    Maeroa
    Melville
    Fitzroy
    Pukete
    St Andrews
    Queenwood
    Ruakura
    Riverlea
    Rotokauri
    Rototuna
    Silverdale
    Hillcrest
    Stonebridge

    Morrinsville
    Cambridge
    Te Awamutu
    Matamata
    Te Kowhai
    Raglan
    Ngarawahia
    Kihikihi
    Ohinewai
    Huntly
    Taupiri
    Gordonton
    Horotiu
    Ohaupo
    Tirau
    Putaruru
    Otorohanga
    Matangi