Our automobiles benefit from increasingly more technologies, generally this provides us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its pros, but also has some down sides, with it, we see bugs appearing! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is designed to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may encounter problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . But how do I do that? In this post we will help you understand how this system functions, how to disable start and stop on xxx, and what are the recurring problems you may confront with this option.


How does the Start Stop on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a modern technology that began to be included into recent vehicles about ten years ago. This technology is designed to limit the fuel consumption of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL and to protect the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its usefulness is mainly relevant in an urban environment. In actual fact, automobiles can be made to spend up to 35% of their time at a standstill during urban journeys. The promise of start and stop on your vehicle is to save you between 5% and 15% in fuel consumption. Nevertheless, on long trips or secondary roads, its usefulness is limited. How it functions:

  • A reinforced starter or a last generation alternator with integrated starter
  • When you shift into neutral and release the clutch pedal, the engine will shut off.
  • When you shift into gear, the car will automatically restart.

On some superior versions, your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL will even have the ability to shut down while you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop BENTLEY CONTINENTAL : Advantages and down sides

Nevertheless this system has real pros in terms of environmental conservation and fuel economy, there are on the other hand some down sides to having a start and stop on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a mainly urban use of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . You will too. In addition, you will have the ability to profit from the purchase of a vehicle with a more interesting bonus/malus, permitting you to to buy a cheaper car . At last, you will profit from an additional comfort because your engine will be stopped when you complete red lights or stops.

  • Disadvantages
  • It’s not interesting for you to have this system if you drive on secondary roads . This system is quite expensive to buy (between 500 and 1500€) . At last, the first generations of start stop technology can undergo a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . you will have to buy or change your battery more often,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL ?

Now let’s move on to the part you’re probably most interested in, how to deactivate, disconnect or take out the start stop on your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL ? .
Depending on how you use your car, you may want to deactivate this system, which can be frustrating or you may experience that your starter is going through premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . All these are valid reasons to disable your start and stop system.
In this article are the two main techniques for turning off the start and stop on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL :

  • The traditional approach: Know, if you don’t already know it, that there is a start and stop disable button on your center console (depending on the year of your car you may have a button labeled “ECO”, “Start and Stop” or “S&S”) that you can use to disconnect your start and stop on every begin. Nevertheless, this approach needs you to redo the treatment every time you start the motor vehicle.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL is switched off entirely: It is possible that the start and stop of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not correspond to the use you have of your car. In such a case, you can disable it by two different solutions. You can create a bridge at the rear of the activation button of your start and stop . At last, second approach you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will produce your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL believe that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to keep your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems BENTLEY CONTINENTAL

Concerning the different concerns you might encountered with the start and stop of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . It is possible that this is activated in an unforeseen method , for example you are doing a manoeuvre and you don’t have time to replace to reverse gear and the car stops. It is possible that this problem is related to the series of your BENTLEY CONTINENTAL . Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as discovered in the previous section to avoid this issue or go to your garage area to see if there is a particular remedy. Another problem experienced by BENTLEY CONTINENTAL owners is that you may encounter premature wear of your battery or starter motor. These particular parts for start and stop are expensive, and if you have already checked out the battery prices for xxx or those of the starters you must have realized that they are much more expensive than traditional batteries, do not think twice to deactivate this system to avoid this kind of issue. Finally, it may be that your start and stop on BENTLEY CONTINENTAL does not work anymore , in such a case, go to your mechanic to resolve this issue.

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