Is there anything worse than getting in your car in a rush to get out the door, only to find that the car won’t start? This can be more than frustrating, especially when you don’t know why in the world your car isn’t starting in the first place. There are a few problems that can lead to a car not starting. Citywide Towing is here to shed some light on some common vehicle problems that leave you unable to get your car started.
Signs of a Dead Car Battery
The common problem that vehicle owners face when their car won’t start is a dead battery. If your battery isn’t getting the charge it needs, you won’t have a car that’s starting. Many different factors can play into a dead battery. If there were any interior or exterior lights on your vehicle that were left on it can cause a battery to be depleted. Also, extreme temperatures can play a role in your car battery’s health as well. Corrosion can also cause battery problems that will leave you stranded. If you are experiencing a cold front, it is best to keep your car inside a garage to avoid damage to your battery. Also, always check for any lights that could drain the battery after you are done driving.
How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Starter?
The starter in your vehicle is what carries a spark from the battery to the engine. If this integral part of your vehicle isn’t working, your car isn’t going to be starting. Usually if you have a problem with your starter, when you turn the key you will hear a clicking noise but it won’t turn over and start. Also, if you are dealing with a starter issue rather than a battery issue, your headlights will still work while the car won’t start.
Faulty Ignition Switch
Aside from a bad battery or starter, you could have an ignition switch that is faulty as well. This is a repair that is more costly than the other two previously listed. You can rule out the battery issue the same with this problem as with the bad starter, but you may want to have a professional look at the vehicle to diagnose a faulty ignition switch.
Car Ran Out of Gas
When was the last time you filled your vehicle with gas? This could an issue if there is nothing when you try and start your vehicle. It is possibly one of the first places you should look. When you are facing a car that doesn’t start, think about where your gas gauge was the last time you turned your vehicle off.
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Facing car trouble and a car that won’t turn on? Citywide Towing Service offers many roadside assistance services including fluid and gas fuel delivery as well as battery replacement and jump start services. If you have a vehicle that won’t start, we can help you get back on the road. Call us today!