Yearly Archives: 2020

What is That Strange Smell in My Car?

We all are familiar with strange smells in our cars when we leave food or trash overnight. However, if you are smelling something strange every time you start or drive your vehicle, and there is no food or trash in sight, this can be a sign that something is wrong. Typically, a strange smell is an indication of either a leak or that a particular component is malfunctioning. Lets look at some of the most common car smells and what they can indicate. Exhaust (sulfur-like smell) - this can indicate that their are exhaust fumes inside your cabin, which is extremely dangerous to your health. Get this checked out immediately.  Gasoline - a gasoline smell usually points to some type of fuel leak in the system, which can leave you stranded if you continue driving.  Maple syrup - a sweet syrup smell is leaking coolant. Without proper coolant, your engine can quickly overheat, so be sure to have your vehicle inspection as soon as possible.  Rotten eggs - this is due to a catal ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Water Pump?

The water pump is a vital component in your vehicle that has the job of delivering coolant from the radiator to the engine. The coolant is important to help ensure that the temperature of the engine is controlled. Without circulating coolant, your vehicle's engine could quickly overheat and damage can quickly occur. Because the damage can be severe, it is vital to understand what the signs of a bad water pump are and know that when you do experience any, the experts here at Coventry Motors are here to help.  The following signs can indicate a problem with your vehicle's water pump: An overheating engine Check engine warning light has turned on Whining noise, especially when accelerating A coolant leak under your vehicle, usually red or green in color Steam coming from the radiator As soon as you notice any of the symptoms listed above, give us a call or stop by Coventry Motors. If your water pump is failing, chances are that you are also overdue for a timin ... read more

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