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Long Lake MN 55356
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From Out Of The Blue

Blue smoke coming from a vehicle’s tailpipe(s) upon start-up may be a sign that the engine oil is mixing with the gas inside the engine’s combustion chambers. If so, the resultant mixture of oil and fuel will burn and produce blue smoke. The cause of this problem may be worn piston rings that have allowed oil to seep into the combustion chamber. To check the compression rings, the auto technician can perform a wet/dry compression test that will indicate the presence of leaks. To verify the condition of the oil rings, one test involves lifting off the gas pedal while proceeding down a long hill. At the bottom, if blue smoke appears upon acceleration, the oil rings may be worn.

No matter what the cause, if your car is belching blue smoke from its tailpipe, then you need to call our shop today! Our ASE Master-certified technicians will listen to you and to your car before doing a thorough check to find the source of the problem and fix it, fast. We also provide the regular maintenance that can spot things like worn piston rings before you start seeing smoke out of your rearview mirror. Catching problems early is easier on your car and easier on your wallet. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Call 952-473-4848 today to schedule an appointment.

HINT: Worn piston rings lead to increased oil consumption as well as pollution and reduced engine efficiency.