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What Causes High RPM While I’m Driving?

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Answered On Dec 16, 2022

· Answered On Dec 16, 2022

If your car’s tachometer is showing higher RPM than usual, then that means your engine is working harder to function. In other words, it’s experiencing some strain. There are some reasons why your car’s engine can experience more RPM (crankshaft rotations per minute).

Your engine may have more RPMS due to any of the following:

  • Transmission fluid is leaking 
  • Transmission slips when changing gears because of a bad clutch 
  • Speed sensor isn’t working, and the car can’t switch gears 
  • Idle control valve damage regulator isn’t working 

The higher your car’s tachometer reads, then the more necessary a trip to the mechanic becomes. If your car breaks down on the open road due to too much engine strain, you can find cheap car insurance with roadside assistance coverage from Insurance Navy. You won’t only be paying less but saving more on full car insurance with several add-ons. Visit our website and get free car insurance quotes to see just how low your auto rates can go.  

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