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Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

It can frustrate you when a car stalls. You've planned to do an errand, go to work or go for a ride. But it can be dangerous if it stalls when you drive, so it's important to figure out why it's happening. The guide below will tell you why and what you can do if your car stalls.

6 Reasons The Car Stalls

1. Bad Battery

This is the top reason a car would stall. You'll have to check if you have a bad battery by doing a battery test. You can use a digital voltmeter to see how much of a charge a battery has. If it doesn't have at least 12.45 volts, it's time to change the battery.

2. Fuel Tank is Empty

A vehicle can not run without gas (unless you have a hybrid or electrical one). So when you have an empty tank, your car simply won't run.

3.Bad alternator

A good alternator makes sure all the electrical parts in your car works. If it fails, it means that you'll need to replace it as soon as possible as your lights and battery depend on this.

4. Coolant Sensor Faulty

It's never good when there's a coolant issue or if the sensor is faulty. You'll know it's faulty when the engine overheats or if you're not getting good gas milage. You'll want to get this looked at as soon as possible.

5. The Air filter is dirty

Air filters can get quite dirty over time. Unless you are experienced in car maintenance, you probably don't even think about air filters. When it's overloaded with containments, the car can stall out because of the filter not being changed.

6. Bad Wiring

If the wiring is not up to code, it can cause problems in the car. You'll want to ensure that all the wiring works in the car. Bad wiring means the idle speed control system may not be working. If that's the case, you'll need to bring it to an auto repair shop.

As there are various reasons a car won't start. But you can avoid those problems by bringing your vehicle to Gil's Garage today!

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