Aimee has more than 20 years of experience as a professional writer, 10 as a reporter for a daily newspaper. She also has more than five years of experience writing about transportation issues. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and five dogs.
Stop/start systems are becoming more widespread in today's new cars, as manufacturers aim to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. On its face, it's a great feature to have. When you roll to a stop, these systems cut the engine out. That way, you save fuel (and stop noxious greenhouse gas emissions) when you aren't moving. But -- and there is a but -- these systems also have a tendency to lurch the car back into life when you take your foot off the brake.