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November 25, 2022

Don’t Ignore a Sputtering or Misfiring Engine!

For vehicle owners and drivers, nothing’s worse than engine issues! The dreaded engine misfiring or engine sputtering can quickly drive a person up the wall. This usually indicates a problem that needs immediate attention.


Answers to Top Questions Asked About Engine Sputtering or Misfiring

If you’re like most car owners and drivers, you probably don’t think about your vehicle’s inner workings until something goes wrong. One of the things that could go wrong is when the engine starts sputtering or misfiring. Veteran Car Donations has compiled the answers to the frequently asked questions about this car issue. The more you know, the better off you’ll be.

  1. What does it mean when your car engine is sputtering or misfiring?

An efficient combustion chamber is crucial to your engine’s health because that’s where air and fuel mix effectively. Moreover, the parts of your ignition system work together with the fuel system components to ensure everything runs smoothly in your combustion chamber.

When both systems malfunction, the engine fails to achieve full combustion. As a result, it sputters or misfires. When this happens, your mechanic may recommend the replacement of the defective parts with new ones. Make sure that the replacements are those recommended by your car’s manufacturer.

  1. Is this a serious problem?

Yes, it is. When an engine sputters or misfires, it decreases your vehicle’s fuel economy and may cause damage to your engine’s internal components, leading to complete engine failure. It can also compromise your safety on the road when it causes your car to either stall or become difficult to steer because of the loss of power steering.

  1. What does it feel like?

When your engine’s internal components are working as they should, you’ll hear a purring or humming sound from under the hood. However, when your engine is sputtering or misfiring, it will produce a knocking sound and you’ll feel like it’s shaking. Furthermore, sputters and misfires can occur upon engine startup or while the engine is idling. When this happens, your engine may stumble momentarily or lose speed.

  1. What causes this issue?

The most common engine sputter or misfire culprits include faulty spark plugs, dirty fuel injectors, a bad fuel filter, loss of vacuum pressure, an exhaust leak, a failing catalytic converter, a faulty oxygen sensor, a failing mass airflow sensor, and bad seals or gaskets.

  1. How long can I drive a car with a sputtering or misfiring engine?

If you don’t want to take the risk of damaging your engine, you shouldn’t drive a sputtering or misfiring vehicle. If you notice signs of engine malfunction, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with a trusted mechanic.


Put Your Unwanted Car to Good Use This Way

If your car has turned into a money pit with its never-ending series of repairs, it may be time to retire it. Consider donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll put that beater to good use by turning it into a tool for improving the living conditions of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.

We’ll have your vehicle auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the reputable military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are dedicated to uplifting the lives of our former service members who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find jobs, and those suffering from disabilities as well as serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits so they can start living decent and fulfilling lives.

You will also benefit greatly from your charitable contribution. We’ll quickly haul off your unwanted vehicle at a date, time, and place of your preference at absolutely no cost to you. Rest assured that we can collect your donation anywhere in the country.

You’ll also get to enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.

On top of that, your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Perhaps more important than all those material rewards, you’ll find utmost satisfaction in knowing that your act of charity will be used to help uplift the lives of the suffering veterans in your community.

We accept almost all types of vehicles, and we’re not picky when it comes to their ages or conditions.

Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here.


Start Transforming the Lives of Our Heroes Today!

Use your old and unwanted vehicle to transform the lives of the brave men and women who honorably served our country, risking their very lives to protect ours and protecting our liberties, too. Show you care for them with your vehicle donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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