Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Burning smell when constantly doing maneuvers - 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

asked by on

I'm a learner driver and constantly practising manouvres , but car seems to give off burning smell after constant practice. My car is automatic transition , / year is roughly around 2003 Vauxhall corsa

Hello there. Unfortunately, we don’t typically work on Vauxhall Corsas here in the U.S., but there are a few items that could cause a burning smell including a leaking engine or transmission oil, a "petrol" leak under the hood (as I believe it’s called abroad). If you’ve been driving in the same area for extended periods of time, it might also be caused by your tires or brakes getting overly hot. Keep up the practice, but if the issues continue, I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one YourMechanic, come to your location to determine why the car is giving off this smell.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Burning smell when constantly doing maneuvers - 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Belts came off

Your vehicle uses two serpentine belts: one for the accessories and one for the A/C. I have known the A/C belt tensioners to fail on these vehicles, causing damage to the belt. There is also a technical service bulletin (TSB)...

Q: I have a knocking noise coming from the driveshaft area of my vauxhall astra.

If you are hearing the knocking noises more on tight turns, you may have worn cv axles or driveshafts on the front of your Astra. The joints inside can wear over time especially if the grease has leaked out and...

Q: I just had water pump replaced and I'm having issues.

Hello. It sounds like something was not reinstalled correctly. The fact that the Check Engine Light is flashing tells me that there is an engine misfire. This can be caused by a loose connection or it may be something that...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.