What is Driveability and What Does It Mean For Your Vehicle?
When you’re looking to buy a car, one of the most important things to consider is how well it drives. That’s what we’re talking about when we talk about driveability. There are all sorts of issues that can affect driveability, from a car that won’t start to one that dies as soon as it does start. If you’re having any kind of driving problems with your car, take it in for a check-up.
Your mechanic will be able to tell you what’s wrong and how much it will cost to fix it. Don’t let driveability issues keep you from enjoying your car. Bring it in for a check-up and get back on the road!
Driveability is a term that is typically applied to the qualities of a vehicle a consumer is considering for purchase. However, more specifically, it refers to an general evaluation, performed by a skilled technician, concerning the vehicle’s powertrain capabilities, and whether or not it effects the overall ability” for a person to drive a vehicle.
Issues with driveability can include, but are not limited to:
- No-Crank Condition: a phenomenon that occurs when a car doesn’t respond to a key turn, or all systems fail before the vehicle is fully started.
- Starts and Dies Condition: if a vehicle starts, but doesn’t run smoothly after it’s ignited (i.e. vibrates, rattles, shakes, bucks, etc.)
- Acceleration Issues: If the vehicle cannot brake smoothly, has questionable power steering capabilities or drifts during turns.
- Other drivability issues may include problems with the car’s transmission, fuel system or emissions control system.
Driveability issues can be caused by a variety of things, from engine trouble to electrical problems. No matter what the cause, if you’re having drivability problems with your car, it’s important to get them checked out as soon as possible.