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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Can I Drive With Engine Misfires?

Can I Drive With Engine Misfires?

Most vehicle owners have heard of the term, “engine misfire”, but don’t exactly understand what it means. Read on to understand how your motor can misfire, what causes it, and what to do when it does misfire.   Your engine uses combustion to create power, meaning it relies on fire, fuel, and air. When your engine misfires, it can mean that any of these three elements are lacking or incorrectly timed. The ignition process is very precise. If there are any deficiencies, like too much fuel or too little air, your car will experience performance and efficiency problems. One of these issues can of course be engine misfires.   When an engine misfires, it is quite audible. You might hear a popping or explosive sound and smell fuel or gasoline. More evidently, you will notice a drop in engine power. Here are some of the things that can go wrong to cause engine misfires: Bad Spark Plugs: Spark plugs are the components responsible for providing the spark or fire ... read more

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