what does it mean when my car putt putt? Or skips? on 2001 Acura TL

sometimes when i press the gas the car does not accelerate. it takes a few seconds and then there is a burst of speed that jerks the car and then is drives normal.

by in Rochester, NY on December 28, 2011
1 answer
ANSWER by on January 02, 2012
Are you using Premium Fuel? This car only takes 91 Octane or higher... it sounds like you might be getting engine knock from using a cheap fuel. Start filling it with the premium fuel at the gas station and if it hasnt fixed itself in 1 or 2 fill ups call the repair shop.