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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

If you’re experiencing problems with the performance of your vehicle, ask your auto mechanic what to do to help restore its power and reliability. Some sound advice is to take care of all engine service items when recommended by your mechanic. This will help keep your vehicle running strong and prevent unexpected and costly engine repairs.

So just what are the signs of engine failure? Of course, the “Check Engine” light is your first clue. When this little warning light comes on, many drivers become fearful of what might be happening under the hood. If at all possible, head to your auto shop for a diagnostic service. Your mechanic can then pinpoint what and where something is going wrong.

In addition to the “check engine” light, here a few other common signs of engine failure:

  1. Loss of Power -- Combustion engines convert gasoline into the power needed to make your vehicle go. There could be a glitch in the combustion process.
  2. Decreased Fuel Economy -- There could be an issue in the compression stroke of the engine.
  3. Noisy Engine -- Knocking, backfiring, hissing, spitting and popping during the ignition process can occur when there is an abnormality in the combustion flow.
  4. Stalling -- The intake stroke is not receiving the right spark or air/fuel mixture.
  5. Odors -- A noxious odor from the exhaust may be detected if the exhaust stroke of your internal combustion engine is starting to fail.
  6. High-performance Engines Don’t Turn Off -- This usually happens when the octane in the gas is incorrect, a solenoid is failing, or the carburetor needs an adjustment.
  7. Engine Run Rough -- This is commonly caused by clogs in the system, old spark plugs, an incorrect octane level, or a low battery.

Looking for quality engine service? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about recommended engine service and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

What are the signs of engine failure? Taking care of recommended engine service will help keep your vehicle running strong.

If you’re experiencing problems with the performance of your vehicle, ask your auto mechanic what to do to help restore its power and reliability. Some sound advice is to take care of all engine service items when recommended by your mechanic. This will help keep your vehicle running strong and prevent unexpected and costly engine repairs.

So just what are the signs of engine failure? Of course, the “Check Engine” light is your first clue. When this little warning light comes on, many drivers become fearful of what might be happening under the hood. If at all possible, head to your auto shop for a diagnostic service. Your mechanic can then pinpoint what and where something is going wrong.

In addition to the “check engine” light, here a few other common signs of engine failure:

  1. Loss of Power -- Combustion engines convert gasoline into the power needed to make your vehicle go. There could be a glitch in the combustion process.
  2. Decreased Fuel Economy -- There could be an issue in the compression stroke of the engine.
  3. Noisy Engine -- Knocking, backfiring, hissing, spitting and popping during the ignition process can occur when there is an abnormality in the combustion flow.
  4. Stalling -- The intake stroke is not receiving the right spark or air/fuel mixture.
  5. Odors -- A noxious odor from the exhaust may be detected if the exhaust stroke of your internal combustion engine is starting to fail.
  6. High-performance Engines Don’t Turn Off -- This usually happens when the octane in the gas is incorrect, a solenoid is failing, or the carburetor needs an adjustment.
  7. Engine Run Rough -- This is commonly caused by clogs in the system, old spark plugs, an incorrect octane level, or a low battery.

Looking for quality engine service? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about recommended engine service and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Steve Clausen
    Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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    2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716608-221-8321Service@ClausenAutomotive.com
    Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
    Sat:Closed
    Sun:Closed
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