Why Does My Vehicle Feel Sluggish?

Every day, millions of people rely on our vehicles to get them where they need to go, whether it be for work, school, errands, etc. After some time, you can understand how it handles and the typical noises it makes. When your vehicle stops accelerating the way it used to, it will be apparent to spot. 

A sluggish vehicle often suggests that there is an underlying issue with your car. Below are some problems that can cause your vehicle to lose its acceleration power:

Clogged Air Filter

A dirty air filter can stop the right amount of air from getting into the engine, which can cause issues with its general performance.

Fuel System Problem

A problem with your vehicle's fuel system, such as a faulty fuel pump or dirty fuel injectors, can prevent the appropriate amount of fuel from getting to the engine, thus causing it to operate laggy.

Failing Catalytic Converter

A broken catalytic converter, or a similar problem concerning the exhaust system, such as a damaged pipe or faulty oxygen sensor, can likewise lead to engine sluggishness.

Worn Spark Plugs

Aging spark plugs can cause your vehicle to run poorly and make starting your engine difficult. Please change them before you experience permanent starting issues.

Transmission Issues

Surprise - your engine may not be the culprit, and it may be the transmission holding your vehicle back. A slight problem with the transmission system can stop the car from moving the right way. 


It is important for you to bring your vehicle to South Denver Automotive. as soon as you notice that your vehicle is suffering from delayed acceleration. Our professionals can run diagnostics and detailed inspections to pinpoint the exact cause behind your car's fault. We can further restore your vehicle to be back on the road again! Please call us or schedule an appointment online today if you are experiencing problems with accelerating.

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