Cold weather is here, which means that countless drivers are heading downstairs in the morning only to sit in a car that won’t start! If your car won’t start this winter, here is what you need to do to get yourself back on the road as quickly as possible.
If You Turn the Key, But Nothing Happens
If you turn the key and the engine won’t crank at all, you might hear either total silence or a persistent clicking sound. These are signs that your battery might be dead. First, you should try to turn on the headlights of your car. If the lights are dim, your battery connections might be weak, or the battery might be totally dead. Try tightening and cleaning the battery connections and see if that does the trick. If not, give your car a jump and call Mobile Auto Service for a new battery.
If Your Car Cranks, But Won’t Start
If the starter is turning, but your car won’t start, the issue could be any one of a number of things. A frozen fuel line is very common in the cold winter months. If you keep your fuel tank less than half full and water is in the fuel line, the water will freeze and stop your car from starting. If you have been driving lately in wet weather or a lot of snow, wet engine components or spark plugs can also prevent your vehicle from starting. You shouldn’t try to fix these problems on your own. Instead, you should give a call to Mobile Auto Service. We can quickly diagnose the exact problem and make the necessary repairs to get you on the road again.
If You Hear a Soft Click
If you hear a quiet click, cycling the key around might help to get your car started. Turn your car key from the off position to the start position about 10 times. Give your car a few minutes of a break, and then start the engine again. Try this cycling technique a couple of times in a row to see if your car starts.
Call Us When Your Car Won’t Start!
Mobile Auto Service is there for you anytime you need us. Whether you’re in the middle of a roadside emergency, dealing with a car that won’t start or looking for regular preventative maintenance, you should always have our number handy. Use Mobile Auto Service to fulfill any variety of your auto repair and maintenance needs. To schedule your affordable and honest service today, contact us for a free quote at 443-424-0131.