2220 Daniels St
Long Lake MN 55356
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Vapor Trail

When you start your car in the morning, it is normal for wisps of water vapor to emerge from the tailpipe. However, if you see think, billowing smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe, you have a problem. Engine oil that looks “chocolately” is another possible indication of trouble. This condition is caused by engine coolant leaking into the combustion chamber. The coolant may either be leaking through the cylinder head gasket or a crack in the cylinder head or block. A compression test may isolate the problem cylinder and lead to a determination of the extent of the problem. This condition should be addressed quickly because it can rapidly lead to low levels of coolant and engine overheating.

If you’ve noticed any of these problems with your vehicles, then our shop is the place to go for repairs. At our state-of-the-art facility we have the latest in computerized equipment for properly diagnosing your car troubles. Our experience staff of ASE certified technicians know you need to get back on the road, so we work hard to fix your car promptly and efficiently. Call 952-473-4848 to schedule an appointment at our shop today. We are conveniently located at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely.