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If your engine is knocking, start rocking on over to get it fixed

By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful Advice, Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 9:06 pm
A stock photo of a person filling their car with the right fuel.

What does engine knocking mean? 

To put it lightly, a modern automobile engine is a highly complex piece of machinery. A seemingly small problem can quickly turn into a major issue quickly if it is not addressed in a timely manner. One of the most common complaints we hear in the Meridian Honda Service Department regards strange engine sounds. So, what does engine knocking mean? There are a lot of reasons why an engine could make a knocking sound and pretty much all of them mean that it’s time to bring your vehicle in for a checkup and some repairs. A few of our product experts reached out to the professionals in our service department to find some answers. Let’s take a look at what they found. 

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Without getting too deep into the weeds, engine knocking is caused when fuel burns unevenly in the cylinders. An internal combustion engine works by burning a mixture of air and gasoline in a precisely timed manner. The knocking comes from this process getting out of control and occurring at the wrong times. Ignoring engine knocking can lead to damage to the engine’s cylinder walls and the pistons contained inside. 

What causes engine knocking? 

Bad Spark Plugs — The spark that ignites the air/fuel mixture in an engine is provided by the appropriately named spark plug. Most spark plugs will last for about 30,000 miles before they need to be replaced. Bad spark plugs are the most common cause of engine knocking. However, using the wrong plugs could also be a problem. 

Using the Wrong Fuel — Most engines are designed to run on regular octane gasoline. However, if your vehicle is designed to make a lot of power you might need to use high-octane gasoline. In the short term, it’s not a big deal. But, using the wrong gasoline for a long time can lead to the previously mentioned damage.

If you have any questions about the best way to take of your vehicle, make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today. 

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Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS

Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!