When you turn the ignition key, you expect a smooth startup. But sometimes that might not happen. Taking your car to your auto specialist for regular checkups will help reduce your chances of a problem. But an issue may still pop up from time to time. The following are 2 possible reasons for a shaky startup.
One of the possible reasons your vehicle may be shaking could simply be a misfire due to bad plugs making an inadequate spark to satisfy the needs of your engine. The following are a few other symptoms related to bad plugs:
- The misfires in your engine could cause your car to hesitate while you are accelerating.
- Bad spark plugs could take some time to fire enough power to your engine, causing you to feel a loss of power.
- The plugs might spark erratically, making your car jump or surge as you drive.
- Faulty spark plugs--as you can see--will affect your vehicle's power, making it use more fuel than it normally would. So pay attention to any negative changes in your fuel economy.
Faulty Motor Mounts
The motor mounts help keep the engine and its compartments in place, as there are a lot of vigorous movements occurring under the hood when you start your car up. The motor mounts may eventually wear out after sustaining the shocks created by the inner workings of your engine. Bad motor mounts will cause your car to shake, only getting worse should you not deal with it as soon as possible. The following are just some signs related to bad motor mounts:
- You will feel excessive vibrations coming from your engine when accelerating.
- There may be some mild to severe rattling coming from your engine.
- Pay attention to the position of your engine and its compartments because bad motor mounts can cause a tilt or sagging side.
- There may be engine damage, like a broken belt or hoses.
- Shifting might feel rough, almost like a jerk, as the mounts can no longer absorb the shock of changing gears.
Talk to your auto care specialist about these symptoms as soon as you can so that he or she can get to the bottom of them. Or he or she may point out a different reason for your shakes, such as bad fuel delivery or leaks within your system.