5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Engine

No matter how robust your vehicle engine may seem, there may come a time when a car engine can no longer last and need a complete replacement. Fortunately, Torque Automotive can assist you if your engine has reached its endpoint. You can typically judge whether you need a new engine by the miles you've put on your car. On average, you can expect to get around 200,000 miles out of your vehicle. Aside from total miles driven, below are some other signs indicating you need a new engine.

Always Overheating

If overheating is no stranger to you, even after cooling system maintenance and repairs, it's possible that your engine has a cracked engine block, which is unrepairable damage. 

Too Much Exhaust Fumes

Excess exhaust is another troubling sign that your car needs a new motor. It typically signifies that you have oil, gas, or coolant leaking onto your engine. Ignoring this symptom for too long can lead to irreversible engine damage.

Frequent Knocking

If your engine knocks all the time, it may be suffering from a sign of worn rod bearings. This part is in charge of moving the pistons up and down inside the cylinders.

Metal Shavings

Metal shavings that make their way in your engine oil can wreak havoc on the entire system. It also means that your engine is running out of time and needs a replacement. 

Loss in Power

Finally, you may experience a major loss in power and acceleration. If your car isn't getting up and running like it once used to, it's time for an engine replacement.


If you've made it 200,000+ miles with your engine, you should be happy that your engine has served you fully. If your motor is ready to retire, the professionals at Torque Automotive can assist you with your replacement. Torque Automotive LLC is your one-stop-shop for all of your automotive service needs in Raleigh, NC.