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Frequently asked questions
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What does a turbo do?

When your car’s engine runs, it sucks air in through the air filter, which is then mixed with fuel and ignited, creating the power that drives the engine. This ignition process creates waste gases which escape through the exhaust system. A turbo uses these gases to spin a turbine (essentially, a propellor) and this turbine is then used to push more air into the engine than it would naturally suck in. As a result, your engine can burn more of the air-fuel mixture than it otherwise would, generating more power.
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What are the common problems with a turbo?

Common problems with turbo include cracks or leaks in the system, reduced pressure, poor lubrication which causes damage to bearings and sometimes, foreign objects like small stones which damage the blades of the turbo.
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What are common turbo fault symptoms?

Common turbo fault symptoms include blue-white smoke and reduced power when accelerating, reduced boost on the pressure gauge (if one's fitted) and, sometimes, a whining noise - like a dentist's drill - when accelerating.
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What is the cost for a turbo replacement?

A replacement turbo is a pricey item and replacement will typically cost over £1000. However individual components can often be repaired, which is much more cost-effective. A garage inspection will inform you of the next steps.
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What happens if my turbo breaks?

Turbo failure will cause one or more of the following symptoms: reduced engine power, blue/black smoke when accelerating, or a whining 'dentist's drill' noise when accelerating.

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How much does Turbo Faults and Replacement cost?

The cost of a Turbo Faults and Replacement can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Turbo Faults and Replacement Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£685.84
Vauxhall£488.53
Volkswagen£519.31
Ford£465.96
Audi£535.55
Peugeot£513.53
Renault£664.72
Citroen£521.32
Nissan£635.77
MINI£532.19
Volvo£462.40

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/08/2017 and 21/11/2017.

Car turbos are most commonly associated with diesel and high performance vehicles, but they are also increasingly being used in petrol cars as a method of improving engine efficiency and performance.

The principal behind a turbocharger (or, simply, a ‘turbo’) is simple. When your car’s engine runs, it sucks air in through the air filter, which is then mixed with fuel and ignited, creating the power that drives the engine. This ignition process creates waste gases which escape through the exhaust system. A turbo uses these gases to spin a turbine (essentially, a propellor) and this turbine is then used to push more air into the engine than it would naturally suck in. As a result, your engine can burn more of the air/fuel mixture than it otherwise would, generating more power. Turbocharing is increasingly popular in everyday petrol cars because it allows more power to be generated from smaller engines, without increasing fuel consumption and emissions to the level of an equivalent larger engine.

While the principle of turbocharging is easy to grasp, in practice a turbo is an advancec component with a large number of high-speed moving parts. Fault symptoms include blue/white smoke when accelerating, reduced power, a high-pitched whining noise when accelerating or, if you have one, reduced boost showing on the boost gauge. If you’re looking for car turbo repairs in your local area, we can help. We work with a network of over 7,000 mechanics across the UK to help you find a low cost, reliable service. The process is simple:

  • Enter your car registration number
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  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

You can then compare the price of car turbo repairs and read reviews from customers of the mechanics in question. Once you think you’ve found the right deal, simply book your car in online.

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