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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Why is There Smoke Coming From Underneath My Car's Hood?

Why is There Smoke Coming From Underneath My Car's Hood?

Smoke coming from underneath the hood of your car can be a very worrying experience. There are many reasons that this issue may occur, from electrical faults to contamination caused by motor oil, engine coolant, or transmission fluids. Let's look at the leading causes of smoke under the hood of your car. Common causes of smoke One of the main things that cause an engine to smoke is contamination from other fluids. Sometimes small drops of motor oil leak from the gasket and get into the engine or exhaust system. This would result in steam or smoke coming from under your hood. Other fluids sometimes get into a car's engine, including coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, or transmission fluid. Contamination is generally harmless, and the smoke will disperse in a few minutes. You should always have your engine looked at by a trained mechanic if you notice smoke coming from the hood, even if it seems to have stopped as soon as it started. Other mo ... read more

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