3 Possible Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Accelerate Properly

Find Out Why Your Engine Is Struggling

After pressing your foot down on the gas pedal, it can be quite disconcerting when your car doesn’t accelerate as expected. Although acceleration issues are fairly common in high-mileage vehicles, most drivers hardly notice when their engine is struggling to keep up unless they’re trying to accelerate into fast-moving traffic or driving up a steep hill. If your vehicle constantly lacks acceleration and power, you need to locate the issue and have it fixed right away.


Why Does Your Car Lack Power?

A car that doesn’t accelerate and slowly loses power when the gas is pressed can indicate a wide range of issues. Ignoring this problem can cause your internal systems, transmission, and engine to suffer. To avoid this, Kids Car Donations explains the following possible reasons why your car is having trouble accelerating:

  1. Problems with the Engine Control Unit (ECU)

If your ECU’s sensors aren’t working properly, it will provide incorrect readings. For instance, a pollution error may trigger your computer system to make the engine slowly lose power in an attempt to reduce your car’s production of excessive emissions. When the engine loses power and reduces the power output supply, your car will experience acceleration issues.

  1. Malfunctioned Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF)

Your car’s MAF is attached to the inlet air cleaner and it works to measure the air mass that’s flowing into your engine. If the sensor is clogged, it will send incorrect data to the engine control unit that’s responsible for calculating the necessary air and fuel mixture ratio. Problems with acceleration can be a result of an airflow meter malfunction.

  1. Clogged fuel filter

Your car’s fuel filter traps unwanted particles that float around in the fuel before the fuel goes to the engine. Over time, the filter becomes dirty and clogged. If there’s a blockage, your car engine won’t be getting enough fuel and your car won’t accelerate properly.

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Wondering What to Do with Your Money Pit?

If your car has turned into a money pit, you can still make good use of it when you turn it over to us at Kids Car Donations. We’ll use it to improve the health of indigent children and teens grappling with serious illnesses and disabilities and save the lives of those who are critically ill.

Our team will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the pediatric healthcare programs and services of our charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) children’s nonprofit organizations use the funding they get from us to provide needy young patients with solutions to various health issues, including emotional support and relief of pain and trauma. Our charity partners also provide their beneficiaries with access to free social services and educational resources.

Donating an unwanted auto to Kids Car Donations is the best way to dispose of an unwanted auto. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of selling a used car and there’s zero paperwork involved in the entire donation process. You also won’t need to worry about your vehicle’s towing because we’ll get you a professional towing service for free.

Furthermore, your donation will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

On top of these valuable material rewards, you’ll find utmost satisfaction in doing something that will truly benefit the destitute boys and girls in your community who are facing serious health challenges.

We welcome almost all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition. We also operate nationwide, so your location shouldn’t be an issue for us in collecting your donation.

If you want to know more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, make your way to our FAQs page. You can also call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or write to us here for your questions and concerns.


Touch Young Hearts with Your Car Donation Today!

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If you’re ready to part ways with an automobile that you no longer need, use it to touch the hearts of bedridden kids and their families in your area. Your vehicle donation can help pave the way for their recovery. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!