The term "drivability" means what you would expect it to; it is a word used to describe how your vehicle is able to drive. If your vehicle does not start when you turn the key in the ignition, it cannot drive at all. However, the term “drivability” also includes all the issues that can arise from a poorly performing engine, transmission, ignition system, or something else. The best way to diagnose drivability problems is to inspect the vehicle as a whole as there can often be several potential sources of the issue. If you are in Alexandria, Virginia, Sterling, Virginia, Washington, DC, Takoma Park, Maryland, New Carrollton, Maryland, or nearby and experiencing one or more of the following signs, you can bring your car to Old Ox Tire & Auto in VA and D.C:
- Your vehicle does not turn over when the key is turned (known as a “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.
- 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 drivability. These signs are universal, whether you drive a Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, or something else. These include:
Worn out tires - If you are experiencing a rough ride when driving your vehicle, this may be caused by worn or damaged tires.
Screeching brakes - The first sign that your brakes need to be replaced is if they screech when you apply pressure to them.
An illuminated 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 Old Ox Tire & Auto as soon as possible. We can perform several services on your vehicle, such as Hybrid Repair and Muffler Repair.
Your Reliable Shop for Drivability Concerns
We at Old Ox Tire & Auto are experts in all things auto repair. We've been fixing cars since 2017, and our owner Josh Sadr and technicians have decades of combined experience.
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To schedule an appointment with Old Ox Tire & Auto, give us a call at 703-956-9811- Sterling, 202-481-0685- DC or 703-888-2654- Alexandria or schedule an appointment online.