Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car stalling while driving

asked by on

As I was driving my car, it stalled on me. It was out of oil, so I had the oil changed. Now, it runs, but it still stalls sometimes.

A: Filling the oil up was a good start, but th...

Filling the oil up was a good start, but there may be a more complex issue at hand. You could have a vacuum leak, or you may have a clogged fuel filter. Both of these can cause stalling. There are a number of possibilities for the car to stall. I suggest enlisting the assistance of a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to fully diagnose the stalling issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I just need to know where the CPS is on it

By CPS are you referring to the camshaft position sensor or the crankshaft position sensor? The camshaft position sensor is located inside the distributor assembly and you are better off replacing the entire unit rather than dismantling it. In order...

Q: Car will not start

Hello. If the engine is not cranking then it may be a battery or a starter. I would usually do a load test on the battery to make sure it is fine. If the battery is fine then I move...

Q: Skipping during idling and driving

Hello. Oil on the spark plugs can be an indication of a failed O-ring, worn piston, or worn valve guide. The first of which is less serious than the others, but it should be inspected sooner than later. Catching a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.