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Why is There Smoke Coming from Under My Car’s Hood?

Why is There Smoke Coming from Under My Car’s Hood?

Smoke coming from anywhere in your vehicle is never a good sign - especially when it comes from under the hood. If you notice smoke coming from the cracks of your vehicle's hood, the best thing you can do is turn off your vehicle's engine. Now, let's look at some of the potential causes and what you need to do next.  If you are seeing white smoke coming from the engine area, this can point to a few different issues. The main culprit is usually coolant entering the combustion chamber, which can happen when your head gasket fails or when the engine block cracks. If coolant is leaking, this means that your engine is more than likely overheating as well. An overheating engine can cause severe damage, so getting this taken care of quickly should be a priority.  Another potential cause of white smoke coming from the engine is leaking motor oil or other fluid hitting your vehicle's hot engine. While a leak can be fixed easily, there are still some concerns about wh ... read more

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