Q: Why does my car "skip" when I accelerate from a complete stop

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It's a 2016 Ford focus with 30,000 miles

My car has 30000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Typically when an engine ’skips’ it is due to an ignition misfire. All combustion engines have a firing order in which each cylinder is designed to complete the combustion process in a certain order. The "skip" occurs when one of the cylinders doesn’t fire when it is supposed. It can be caused by a fuel delivery or ignition system component failure. If this is a random problem, it could be as simple as caused by "dirty fuel" or a loose wire somewhere. The best way to diagnose the root source of this problem is to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete an engine is misfiring inspection.

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