Back in the old days cars had carburetors, which were flaps that “choked” the engine so the air/fuel mixture going into the engine contained more fuel when the engine was cold. Nowadays everything is controlled by computer and instead of a choke and a carburetor, we have what’s known as an Idle Air Control Valve, which does the same job.
Of course, once your car is warmed up, you won’t need the IAC and your car will not stall. However, if your car is stalling when cold, this is not something you want to wait on. Let’s say you pull out one morning in front of one of those waste control vehicles. Yikes! Not a great time to stall.
If your engine is stalling for any reason, come in and see us for a quick diagnostic and a fair repair price. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!