Kansas City Turbo

Are you experiencing a loss or power with your turbocharged vehicle? Are you seeing excess smoke coming from your exhaust? If so, you may have an issue with your turbo. The expert auto mechanics at I-70 Auto Services in Kansas City have the tools and know-how to quickly diagnose and repair turbo issues to get your vehicle back on the road.

A turbocharger increases the efficiency and power of your engine by forcing additional air and fuel into the combustion chamber when the engine’s RPM increases. Vehicles equipped with a turbo can squeeze more power out of smaller, more fuel-efficient engines.

If a vehicle’s turbo is not maintained correctly, the turbo may fail, causing several issues. A car that has a lousy turbo may still operate, but there will be a dramatic loss of power, particularly when accelerating. Additional signs and symptoms of a failing turbocharger include:

  • Check engine light - If there is an issue with your vehicle’s turbo, it is likely that your check engine light will come on. But it’s important to remember that a check engine light may come on for many different reasons. If your check engine light is on, come on down to I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, and our team of ASE-Certified and Master-Certified auto mechanics can help determine if this is an issue with your turbo or something else.
  • Smoking exhaust - If there is excessive smoking coming from your tailpipe, this could be a sign of a failing turbo. This is caused when the turbo internals is bad, or the seals have blown, causing oil to leak into the exhaust system. When this oil burns off in the exhaust, it creates excessive and embarrassing smoke.
  • A loud whining noise - A failing turbo may cause a loud noise coming from the engine compartment which may sound like a siren or scream.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, head down to I-70 Auto Service in Kansas City, so our auto mechanics have a look. At our auto repair shop, we know it can be stressful when you’re having car trouble. That’s why we strive to go the extra mile when you need help, and we mean this literally. When you choose I-70 Auto Service for your auto repair needs, we know that your life doesn’t stop just because your car is in the shop. To ensure that your life is as stress-free as possible, we are happy to pick up your vehicle, repair it, and drive it back to you at no extra charge.  

If you’re in need of service on your turbocharged vehicle, call on the auto repair experts at I-70 Auto Service in downtown Kansas City at 3111 N. Stadium Drive, or contact us to schedule an appointment today.