When you get in your and turn the key, you expect the ignition to roar to life. You also expect the vehicle to run smoothly no matter where you drive. Whether you are driving up a twisting mountain road or heading down the highway on the way to work, you expect your vehicle to perform as intended.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Everyone who drives has experienced a stalling vehicle at some point, and that can be as frustrating as it is dangerous. Driving a vehicle that is prone to stalling puts you at risk, and a sudden stall could cause a serious accident. If the vehicle you drive is less than reliable, it is time to find out what is going on.
Did You Just Fuel Up?
If your normally reliable vehicle just started stalling, the problem could be in your gas tank. If you fueled up recently and your vehicle is now stalling, the gas may have been contaminated with water or some other material.
Condensation from the underground fuel tanks and contamination in the fuel tankers can cause problems for drivers, so check with the gas station to see if there have been any complaints. If the problem is in the fuel tank, draining out the gas and replacing it should be enough to fix the problem.
When Was Your Last Tune-Up?
If your car continues to stall even after the fuel has been replaced, it may be time for a tune-up. If you do not remember the last time you had a tune-up, you are probably overdue.
Your tune-up will include a number of related services, including checking and possibly changing the spark plugs and spark plug wires. Your mechanic can provide insight into what the tune-up involves and give you an estimate of how much it will cost.
There are a number of things that can cause your car to stall, but no matter what the cause, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Whether your stalling problem is caused by an electrical problem, an issue with the fuel supply or faulty spark plugs and spark plug wires, driving a stalling vehicle can be very dangerous.
If your vehicle is constantly stalling, it is time to call your mechanic. Your mechanic find the root cause of the stalling, make the necessary repairs and let you drive out with a safer and more reliable car.