With more and more cars fitted with turbo engines, understanding why they fail could help uncover other issues and avoid the inconvenience of not having your car when you need it.
WCarey mechanical engineers have been servicing BMW’s, Mercedes and all other types of cars in West Byfleet and surrounding areas for decades. During this time, they’ve noted that few turbo engine failures whether they are in a BMW or other vehicle are due to manufacturer faults. This is backed up by research that shows that 95% of failures are due to other causes.
So before you think about replacing your turbo engine, get familiar with the key causes of turbo failure and it could save you pounds.
The Top 3 Turbo Killers
Oil Starvation – to keep your turbo in good condition, you need a constant flow of oil, particularly when the vehicle is driven at high speed. Limited flow of oil can lead to blocked or split pipes.
Oil Contamination – dirty oil or an oil filter that has not been changed can contaminate your engine and can cause abrasive damage to the inside of your turbocharger, reducing its efficiency and causing irreparable damage over time.
Foreign Object Damage – debris and other foreign particles entering your compressor inlet, or the turbine inlet, can also cause damage.
Your driving style– aggressive driving and accelerating hard, for example–may also be a contributing factor. But we’re not kill joys. We love cars and we know you do too. Just ease off every now and again.
How to Spot Turbo Engine Issues
Engine warning lights – they’re not just for turbo failure, but can alert you to other issues as well
Boost Gauge – if it’s not going up as much as it used to, check it; it might need repair
Power loss – if your vehicle is accelerating slower than usual
Smoking Exhaust – caused by oil leaking into your exhaust system
Whining noise – often a signal of a failing turbocharger
There are a number of actions you can take to help reduce the risk of Turbo Engine failure including changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle regularly and checking for loose connections or debris. But for a more thorough review, we recommend you get your air filter serviced regularly and get your car serviced annually.
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As summer ends we reflect on one of our best events this year, the West Byfleet summer fayre 2016. We pulled out all the stops, we had so much fun and to-date we’ve raised over £1000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Great to see some of our long standing clients, as well as having the opportunity to introduce WCarey Motor Engineers to the wider Woking community. We’re a family managed garage and we welcomed the chance to have fun with our clients and neighbours.
Our two choppers pulled in the crowds: restored to their former glory by our team of mechanical engineers, we were excited to show them off. But there was also a more serious side to the events.
Time well spent
A future where cancer is no longer a threat to human life young and old is something we are incredibly passionate about. The Royal Marsden Hospital is an international cancer research centre working hard to save lives, their compassion, dedication and absolute focus on finding the best treatment is amazing. That is why we take every opportunity to raise money to help support their work, especially the work they do for children. And the summer fayre was a great opportunity to continue our support.
Big thanks to everyone for joining in the fun, we’re planning a few more events to raise even more money to help our favourite charity and we’re already thinking about how we’re going to make next year’s summer fayre bigger and better.
Safety problems can pop up unexpectedly, no matter how many miles you’ve clocked. Put your mind at ease and get a free safety check today.
Our vehicle safety check is a visual inspection valid for Minibuses, Vans, Cars, Bikes, Trikes and Quad Bikes. Offered free without obligation to our local clients, the checks take just 30 minutes and include the following:
Our motor engineers frequently attend training courses to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology. From the condition of your tyres including your spare wheel to your catalytic converter, you can be sure that when we check your vehicle we leave nothing uncovered.
For over 40 years, hundreds of people in Woking, West Byfleet, and the surrounding areas have chosen W.Carey Motor Engineers to service and MOT their vehicles.
We are conveniently located in West Byfleet. For our regular service’s we also offer free collection and delivery.