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Take Your Car to an Auto Repair Shop if it Won't Start, But Try These Steps First

Last updated 5 years ago

Even if you have kept up with your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs, there is still the off chance that you could have problems starting your car. As long as you know what to do when this happens, you will be back on the road in no time. Read this article to find out what steps you should take if your car refuses to start and how your local auto repair shop can help fix the problem.

Briefly Diagnose the Problem Though you might not be able to pinpoint the exact problem before taking your vehicle to a repair shop, you can probably find out roughly what is causing the problem with a few diagnostic steps. For instance, if you turn the key and don’t hear clicking noises, there may be an issue with the battery connection. If your engine is able to crank over but can’t start, or if is starts and then cuts off right away, you most likely have an issue with either the fuel pump, fuel injectors, or spark plugs.

Get Your Car Moving Again Now that you know roughly what the problem is, you can take the steps necessary to get your vehicle moving again. If you have determined that it is a dead battery, call a tow truck or get a friend to help you jump-start your car. If it’s not a battery issue, you will need to get your car towed to a repair shop.

Visit an ASE-Certified Repair Shop After the tow truck arrives to help, take your vehicle to an auto repair shop that employs technicians with Automotive Service Excellence certification. The technicians at an ASE-certified repair shop have years of training and experience, which will ensure a quality repair service for your vehicle.

Come to A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. of Mountain View to get your vehicle repaired and maintained by ASE-certified mechanics. We offer a two-year/24,000-mile warranty on all of our work. Call us at (888) 722-1970 for more information about our car repair services.


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