Does Your Car Smoke When It Starts?

Your vehicle won't be able to start if its starter fails. The starter is an electric motor that engages a flywheel that rotates a vehicle's engine when the ignition is turned. A failed starter will strand you the next time you try to start your vehicle, but there are a few warning signs before it happens.

One sign that a starter may be close to failing is smoke. When you see smoke coming from your engine, it could be caused by a shorted starter, which causes too much current to flow through its wiring and burns the insulation. It can also be caused by overheating.

If your car ever has smoke coming from under the hood, bring it to our service center in Columbus, OH for an inspection. At Hatfield Kia, our service staff is trained to diagnose and repair ignition and starter problems.

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