Ways to Easily Improve Gas Mileage

Ways to Easily Improve Gas Mileage

Ways to Easily Improve Gas MileageWhen you first notice that your car is having any issues with starting up, you'll want to be proactive about getting to the shop. This way, you'll give yourself the best chance to address the issue before it worsens and leaves you stranded. At Bay Brothers Automotive, our local mechanics are experts at addressing problems that can cause no-start.

Common Reasons that Cars Won't Start

A failing starter is one issue that can prevent your engine from coming roaring to life. One symptom of starter trouble is that you turn the key and then get nothing but a clicking noise. Starter failure may also cause a grinding sound.

Another common cause of no-start is that there isn't sufficient fuel supply. A bad fuel pump can prevent gas from being successfully directed from the tank toward the engine. Signs of fuel pump trouble include sputtering, decreasing MPGs, and a whining noise coming from the tank. If your fuel filter is all clogged up, then your engine might not get the fuel it needs to fire up. This issue can be avoided by getting your fuel filter replaced every 25,000 miles or so. Dirty fuel injectors can also make it harder for your engine to start. You can pour an additive into your tank for help with cleaning injectors.

Issues with the battery/charging system are also often to blame for no-start. Batteries die due to issues including old age, leaving on headlights, corroded/loose connections, and parasitic draws. A faulty alternator can also cause a dead battery. Your alternator may be failing if your headlights are flickering or your interior electrical accessories aren't working right.

Auto Repair in Tampa, FL

When you need auto repair in Tampa and the surrounding area, contact Bay Brothers Automotive at (813) 491-7439. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

Bay Brothers Automotive Blog
Posted: December 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ