If your car is hesitating and hard to start, have the Wichita auto repair technicians at Tracy’s Automotive check the spark plugs.
You’re getting ready for Thanksgiving and, because the schools have given the kids a whole week off, you’re also looking for ways to keep your children entertained. The problem with trying to take them anywhere is your car. You’re not sure whether it’s the cold weather or what, but your car has been hard to start recently. You’re almost afraid to drive it anywhere for fear you’d be stuck there once you cut the car off.
Certainly cold weather can make cars harder to start whether it’s from an old or dying battery, thickened oil, or something else. But if your car is also running rough once it gets going, then the problem is likely with your spark plugs.
“When a spark plug fails, you have no problem feeling the stumble and hesitation. It will be almost constant and quite annoying,” according to chicagotribune.com. “But most often, the spark plugs do not fail entirely. As they get older, the electrodes wear and the spark has a harder time jumping the gap. Sometimes it makes it across, other times it doesn’t. This causes an intermittent miss. This is usually most noticeable at slower speeds, particularly when you are trying to accelerate moderately. It is usually unnoticeable at higher speeds and when you are cruising.
“Of course, it isn’t always the spark plug causing the miss. It could be a problem with the spark-plug wire, the distributor (if your car still has one) or the ignition coil. A bad fuel injector can cause the same symptoms as a bad spark plug. And even a vacuum leak from a crack in one of those black hoses can cause a miss.”
Your best bet is to take some time to have a certified Wichita auto repair specialist take and look to see what’s wrong. If you don’t have a regular auto repair mechanic you can trust, then you need to meet the reliable Wichita auto repair guys at Tracy’s Automotive.
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Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
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