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What Should I Do When My Car Won’t Start?

If you open your door this winter only to find that your car won’t start, there could be a variety of causes leading to the problem. From minor issues to major problems, we are experts at diagnosing a myriad of things that could be leading to your car sitting in your driveway instead of zooming down the road. What should you do when your car won’t start? If Your Starter Will Crank, But the Car Won’t Start If your car still won’t start, but the starter is cranking, you should start by checking the battery. If your battery is old, it could die at any given time. However, if a battery is low, it can still struggle to start things up if the level is low enough. A low battery can be jump-started, but a completely dead battery needs to be replaced before driving again. Then, check the following: Will the car start with the automatic transmission in neutral but not in park? This is a sign that there’s a problem with the neutral safety switch. Are the battery cables free from rust or corrosion? Are the cables tight? Is there enough fuel in the tank? If your fuel gauge is inaccurate, your car could be empty without you even realizing it. Does your car use an anti-theft mechanism that prevents the car from starting if the proper procedures aren’t followed? If Your Key Won’t Turn in the Ignition This could be preventing your automobile from turning on for a number of reasons. Sometimes, the steering is locked by the ignition lock or the wheels are pressed against something hard, like the curb. Try to wiggle the steering wheel left and right and adjust the ignition key to release the ignition lock. Another common key issue occurs when there is […]

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