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Having Problems Getting Started

Have you ever went out to your car in the morning and have it not start? If you’re lucky, the problem could be quick to fix. Other times, though, it may require more.

A dead battery is the most common reason for a car not to start. A simple battery tester can let you know the battery strength. You can also simply jump your car. If jumping your car starts it up, you need a new battery. If not, there may be another problem. Below are a few reasons your car may not start when you try to jump it.

If you try to start your car and it only makes a clicking noise, you probably just have a dead battery. If you are unable to jump the battery, look at the wiring that goes to and from the starter to see if there are any loose connections. Also look at the terminal cable connections on the battery. You may need to replace or thoroughly clean your cables if they seem to be corroded.

If your vehicle will not start when it’s raining, check for dampness inside the distributor cap. There is solvent you can use to help dry the dampness from the distributor cap simply. Once you have used the solvent, use a lint-free rag to finish drying the As good as you can, then replace it.

If your engine turns over but won’t start, the issue is probably with your spark plugs. You may need to pull out your spark plugs and have them cleaned or replaced. If that doesn’t help the problem, you may need to have your fuel supply checked.

If you accelerate and your engine hesitates or misses, there are a few things that may be causing this. Three things you need to check are the distributor, the spark plugs, and the accelerator pump. If your engine pings are knocks, it may be due to the fuel you are using or your timing belt.

If you are unable to figure out why your car doesn’t start using the ideas above, feel free to bring your vehicle into the shop. We can help you diagnose and fix your vehicle today.