What is an Automatic Shut Off Engine? – Autostop Eliminator

What is an Automatic Shut Off Engine?


  • An Automatic Shut Off Engine is an engine that equipped with auto stop technology designed to conserve fuel.
  • Many modern vehicles come with auto stop technology as a standard feature.
  • Many people strongly dislike the auto stop tech and will turn to aftermarket devices, like the Autostop Eliminator, to disable it.


If you have asked yourself, “what is an automatic shut off engine?”, then there’s a good chance that you have other questions regarding the same subject. It might sound confusing at first, but even if you’re beginning your search with the extent of your automotive technical knowledge being from television commercials, you’re most likely able to understand that the most damage to your vehicle’s engine happens when you start and stop your vehicle. Now you might be wondering why this technology is in a lot of vehicles if it increases the damage done to your vehicle. We’ve got the answers below, so keep reading.

Frequently Asked Questions About Automatic Shut Off Engines

Below we have listed some of the top frequently asked questions about automatic shut off engines along with answers directly from Autostop Eliminator experts. 


What is an automatic shut off engine?

An automatic shut off engine is technology that is often found in newer vehicle models that automatically and completely turns off your engine every single time you stop, and then rapidly restarts once you press the gas pedal. To learn more about the specific details of an automatic shut off engine, go to Autostop Eliminator’s website and check out the blogs.

What’s the purpose of automatic engine shut off technology?

The purpose of automatic engine shut off technology is to reduce the amount of time the engine spends idling while stopped, and in doing so, also reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Once upon a time, auto makers really did have good intentions with auto start/stop technology, thinking that if the engine were only to be stopped for short periods of time, the effects on the engine would outweigh the benefits of reducing emissions, etc. We have since then learned differently. 

What is the downside to the automatic shut off engine technology?

You can probably already guess what the downside to automatic shut off engines are from the questions we have already answered. To reiterate, though, automatic shut off engines require idling to work, shutting off and rapidly turning back on the engine which adds up hours of wear and tear on the engine itself. Not to mention the additional damage it does to the DPF exhaust system. To learn more about the downside to automatic shut off engines, check out Autostop Eliminator’s blogs page.

What type of cars have automatic shut off engines?

Some of the following vehicle brands you might not have even heard of, however auto makers have continued installing this engine damaging technology in models released within the last 3 years. There are over 20 different auto brands that have installed automatic shut off engine technology into their vehicles including:

  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Subaru
  • Tata
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Suzuki
  • SAAB
  • Roewe
  • Renault
  • Perodua
  • Opel/Vauxhall

Can I get rid of the automatic engine shut off technology in my vehicle?

The good news, is yes, you are able to temporarily get rid of the automatic shut off engine technology. The bad news is that there’s no way of permanently shutting it off–you have to manually turn it off every time you shut off your engine. However, that’s where Autostop Eliminator steps in to save the day. To learn more about the specific vehicles we specialize in, visit our website or talk to a representative via phone call. 

Autostop Eliminator Terminates Automatic Engine Shut Off Technology

Our motor vehicle accessory product, the Autostop Eliminator, safely and easily plugs into your car, ridding your vehicle of the automatic engine shut off technology. The location is different depending on the vehicle. The Autostop Eliminator also does not void any car warranties. In less than five minutes, this disabler of the auto start/stop system can be functioning on your vehicle. When the Autostop Eliminator is activated, it will remember your preference of having the auto start/stop system on or off without you having to push the button every time you get in your vehicle. It can easily be turned on or off depending on where you are driving and personal preference. We carry a model for many different vehicle makes, check out our website to see if we carry our product for your vehicle make.

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