The term “driveability” means what you would expect it to – it is a word used to describe how your vehicle is able to drive. If your vehicle will not start when you turn the key in the ignition, it cannot drive at all, but driveability also includes all issues that can arise from a poorly performing engine, transmission or ignition system, or something else. The best way to diagnose driveability problems is to inspect the vehicle as a whole to locate the source of the issue. If you are in Idaho Falls, ID or nearby, and are experiencing one or more of the following signs, you can bring your car to Sage Creek Repair:
- Your vehicle does not turn over when the key is turned (known as: no-crank condition).
- Your vehicle turns over but does not start (known as: crank no-start condition).
- Your vehicle shuts off or dies when coming to a stop (known as: dying on acceleration problem).
- Your vehicle dies or hesitates on acceleration (known as: hesitation/dying on acceleration problem).
- Your vehicle loses power when driving on hills (known as: lack of power on acceleration problem).
In addition to troubles with your engine or ignition, other factors can also impact your vehicle’s driveability. These signs are universal, whether you drive a Dodge, Ford, Honda, Subaru, or something else. These include:
- Worn out tires. If you are experiencing a rough ride when driving your vehicle, it is probably because your tires are worn out and it may be time to get new ones.
- Screeching brakes.
The first sign that your brakes need to be replaced is if they screech when applied.
- A lit check engine light.
Your check engine light turning on could mean a multitude of things, but it always means that you should bring your vehicle into Sage Creek Repair as soon as possible. We can perform several services on your vehicle.
While the term “driveability” is a general one, there are several driveability systems we can categorize. These include:
- Fuel system:
Your vehicle’s fuel system works to provide fuel to your car’s engine as needed, to keep your vehicle running smoothly. The mass airflow sensor and intake manifold controls the amount of air that enters your vehicle’s engine, which is crucial for its fuel system. The fuel system is made up of several parts, including the fuel tank, filter, fuel pump, pressure regulators, MAP sensor, fuel lines, throttle body and throttle position sensor, and the fuel injection or carburetor. Over time, buildup forms on these fuel system parts which can cause the system to slow down. This is why it is so important to periodically bring your vehicle to Sage Creek Repair in Idaho Falls, ID. We’ve been repairing cars since [year founded] and are very familiar with all parts of your fuel system.
- Ignition system:
When your engine mixes air and fuel, it adds a spark to create an explosion. This spark is referred to as the ignition. The ignition system consists of an ignition coil, crank position sensor, cam position sensor, distributor, distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, and spark plugs and spark plug wires.
- Emissions system:
It’s no secret that our cars emit air pollution. However, our vehicle’s emissions system works to reduce the amount of harmful gases that are released in the environment. The system also keeps your engine running quietly. Computers, an array of sensors, computerized engine controls, fuel system components, purge valve, oxygen sensor, EGR valve, and exhaust components all work together to control your vehicle’s emission output.
Your Reliable Shop for Driveability Concerns
We at Sage Creek Repair in Idaho Falls, ID are experts in all things auto repair. Founded in 1979, we offer services in auto repair, preventative maintenance inspections, on-site repairs, and more. Here are some reasons you should choose us as your Expert auto repair shop:
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If you are in Ammon, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Iona, ID, Rigby, ID, Shelley, ID or surrounding areas, Sage Creek Repair is your place to go for all things auto repair.