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Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Hi, my name is Angela, and as the wife of a mechanic, I was constantly tripping over car parts and complaining about the rows of project cars lining our garden. However, after a few years, I quit complaining and actually found joy in the art of auto repair. Inspired by that classic book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", I decided to start working on cars with my husband. This blog is the culmination of everything I have learned and more. I hope you enjoy reading it and that my tips and ideas guide you toward a healthier car and a happier, safer driving experience.


Angela's Articulate Collection of Car Service Secrets, Tips and Tricks

Why Your Car May Stall While Driving

by Keith Simpson

Avoiding a breakdown is always the goal of every car owner, but problems leading to vehicle stalling can occur at any time, leaving you stranded and in distress. When your car stalls, it means the engine isn't working.

There are various reasons your car may stall while driving. Here are some of the common problems that seasoned mechanics usually find when they're repairing stalled cars.

A Lack of Fuel

Your car's engine runs on fuel. Without it, your vehicle won't go anywhere. That said, it is best practice to ensure you have enough fuel in your car at all times. Driving your car on an empty fuel tank will cause the vehicle to stall before you reach your destination. Plus, it can cause problems with the inner workings of the vehicle over time. 

Fortunately, there's a dash warning light that always comes on when you're running low on fuel. Make sure you fuel up when this light turns on to avoid car stalling and other problems that may arise due to running your car on an empty fuel tank.

No Electrical Power

Your car battery produces the power needed to start the vehicle, but its job doesn't stop there. As your engine runs, it needs a constant supply of electricity to keep its various electrical components powered up. The battery is the primary source of this power.

If you have an old or faulty battery that won't recharge while driving, you could end up with a stalled car. Car batteries don't last forever, so you may need a battery replacement if you're stranded due to a dead battery. 

If your battery hasn't reached the end of its expected lifespan, you should check the battery connections. Loose, disconnected, or corroded battery connections can disrupt the supply of power to your engine, thus stalling the vehicle.

Not Receiving Enough Air

Your engine generates power by burning air and fuel in the right proportions. If there's not enough air coming into the engine, it won't produce enough power to keep your vehicle running. Ultimately, this may result in car stalling.

The usual culprit behind obstructed airflow in the engine is a blocked engine air filter. Over time, the air filter gets clogged with dirt and will need to be replaced to maintain normal levels of air supply.

Getting your engine's air filter replaced can help get your car running at its peak again.

Car stalling is every driver's worst nightmare. If you experience this problem while driving and you can't get your vehicle back on the road, it's best to have it hauled to a car repair service near you.

For more information, contact a car repair service today.