Car Won't Start?
There are few
things more frustrating than going out to your car, only to find
that it won't start. There are a number of things that could be
the most common reason for cars not starting. If you turn your key
but hear only a rapid clicking sound, it is likely that you have a
dead battery and will need a jump (see below).
If, when you turn the key, absolutely
nothing happens, then pop the hood and take a look at your battery
terminals. If they are covered in corrosion, there is a good chance
that a thorough cleaning of the posts will get your car started back
Car won't turn over
engine cranks but won't start, it could be one of two things.
Either you need more fuel, or, if you have enough gas, then you
might need service done on you fuel injectors or ignition system to get them working
Arrange for your vehicle to be towed to
our shop for diagnosis and we can figure out why it's not
We have been providing quality auto
repair and service for many years. We were established to
provide honest, dependable auto service and repair at a fair price.
We continue to make the investment in training and equipment to stay
ahead of the rapidly changing industry.
When it comes to car repair, we know the importance of fast,
quality, well-priced auto repairs. We strive to offer you the best
possible service when you come see us.
How to check the battery
A discharged or dead battery is one of the
possible reasons for a car not to start. Sometimes we just forget to turn
off the dome light or something else, or it could be some faulty component
of the vehicle electrical system that drains the battery down. Sometimes,
if the battery is old, it could just die one day, even if the day before
it was OK. In either case, if the battery is low on charge, it won't have
enough power to turn over the engine: you may hear some clicking noise or
the starter may turn very slow when attempting to start the engine.
Here is a simple way to check if the battery is discharged:
Turn the ignition on. Without starting the engine, turn the windshield
wipers on. If they move very slow, much slower than usual, the battery is
probably low on charge.