Tracy’s Automotive will help you if your car won’t stop running after you cut it off.
You pulled into your driveway Saturday after going to the veterans parade and cut off your car. But instead of becoming quiet, your engine continued to run while making noises. It didn’t stay on for long, but it’s never done that before.
It’s called running on or dieseling. Howacarworks.com explains the phenomenon: “Running-on is when the engine continues to turn after you’ve switched off the ignition because the fuel /air mixture is being ignited by a hot-spot in the combustion chamber . Furthermore, because the mixture is often firing at the wrong point in the cycle , the engine does not run smoothly but jerks and rocks badly on its mountings (and sometimes backfires ). The problem can be so bad that the engine runs on for a minute or more if left alone.”
Running on is caused when the “fuel/air mixture in the cylinders ignites without a spark.” That can happen if you’re using the wrong grade of gas; if the spark plugs are defective or the incorrect grade; if the carburetor needs tuning; or if your car’s ignition timing is faulty. It can also happen if the car has a carbon buildup in the system.
The important thing to know is that you should not ignore it.
“Running-on is not good for your engine and it can cause serious damage if you allow it to go on for too long,” howacarworks.com warns.
You should get your car to a trusted Wichita auto repair mechanic as soon as you can. If you don’t have a regular mechanic you can rely on, then see the Wichita auto repair technicians at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive has three convenient locations to serve you – Maple Street auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.
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.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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