What are Some Reasons My Car Won’t Start?

Check EngineHave you ever walked to your car, tried to start it up and nothing happens? If this happens to you, you may be in for a bad day ahead of you. There could be numerous things that could prevent your car from starting. If you have been in this situation before, don’t worry as our team of experts is here to help make sure your car is in good working condition once again

If you try turning your key in the ignition only to hear a clicking noise, this typically means you have a dead battery. This is one of the more common reasons why your car may not start. You also want to be on the lookout for battery corrosion. The battery connects to the rest of the car, so if the connections are corroded, your car won’t start.

Corrosion can also prevent electrical components, such as your starter, from working. Our team of expert technicians is able to test your starter to see if this is where the problem lies. We do this by using a circuit tester on the wire that engages the starter. If the starter spins freely, the problem might somewhere else. If the starter isn’t spinning, it needs to be replaced.

Another common problem could be a bad ignition switch. If your battery is working, but the starter is silent, the problem results in a bad ignition switch. If you don’t notice the red warning lights when you turn the key to the on position, and your batter connections are clean, this means your ignition switch needs to be replaced. If the red warning lights do show up, start up your car and they will go away. This means your ignition switch is good. If your lights don’t turn off completely or dim, the switch will need replacing.

No matter what the issue might be, there are always ways to fix your car so that it’s in good working condition once again. There’s no reason to stress over it as you can bring your car over to a mechanic and have them look at it and find out exactly what the problem is for you.

Call Advanced Auto Livermore today at 925-456-0700 if you’re in need of auto services. We have immediate solutions for your situation!


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