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Common Exhaust Colors and What They Mean

Common Exhaust Colors and What They Mean

While it can be alarming, seeing exhaust coming from the tailpipe can be concerning. The color of the exhaust can give you critical insights into the health of your vehicle. Based on the color, you can determine whether everything is okay or if your car needs to be inspected. Staying informed can prevent you from dealing with costly repairs in the future. Below is a short guide on exhaust colors and what they may mean.   Gray Exhaust Smoke Gray exhaust can be challenging to pin down because various factors can cause it. The gray smoke may be mixed with the other listed exhaust colors or be solid gray on its own. Solid exhaust smoke can mean that there's transmission fluid burning. It's important to have your vehicle checked to prevent transmission failure. Blue Exhaust Smoke Blue exhaust is usually common in the morning when you first start your engine. This type of exhaust indicates that oil is burning. If the ... read more