, author: Plackhin A.

Smoke from the car's exhaust pipe can warn of a malfunction

The color and density of the smoke may indicate that there are some malfunctions or anomalies in our vehicle.

Have you ever taken note of the color of the smoke coming out of your car? Many times we notice smoke coming out of our car's tailpipe and think it's just "smoke". Well yes, it is smoke, but its color and density can indicate that there are some malfunctions or anomalies in our car. Below we will tell you what kind of smoke can come out of our "iron horse" and what each one means.

Black smoke.

Black smoke is probably the most common and easiest to translate smoke that is very common in cars that have been in service for many years. This smoke almost always means that you are consuming more fuel than usual. This problem can be of various types, the most common being a problem with the injectors or air filter. It requires immediate consideration by a mechanic. Almost always black smoke is related to fuel consumption or combustion.

White smoke.

This is another one of the most common types of smoke in cars. In this case, we must take into account one important detail to determine the problem. If the white smoke appears in small quantities only when starting the engine, it is a problem of condensation accumulation in the car exhaust system, the safest thing is that this smoke will disappear in a few minutes after starting the engine, which does not mean that the problem has disappeared.

However, when it comes to dense white smoke that remains after starting, the cause may be different. The most common one is that the engine coolant is burning, which can eventually lead to cracks in the engine. This means that white smoke is an urgent wake-up call and see a mechanic as soon as possible to prevent more serious damage.

Blue smoke.

This is less common smoke, but it can come from our car. Blue smoke means the engine is burning too much oil. The oil level can be measured and adjusted, but if the blue smoke doesn't go away, it's best to take your car to a professional for an inspection.

To add, the smoke from the exhaust pipe should be colorless. It is also worth noting that there are many nuances here, depending, in particular, on what type of fuel - diesel or gasoline - your car runs, as well as the temperature outside.