What Happens When a Car Misfires?
At some point in time or another, we’ve all seen at least one car on the road with black smoke streaming from its exhaust pipe. For those who have driven older model vehicles, you may have some familiarity with an engine “coughing” suddenly, causing the car to sputter and slow. In both of these cases, the culprit was likely an engine misfire.
But what exactly happens when a car misfires, and what does it mean for the health of your engine?