On the fresh, sunny day, you are having an off and thinking of going on a long drive with your loved ones. You both get ready for a drive and to spend some quality time. The moment you start the ignition, and oh! The car engine won’t start.
This could be of several issues; instead of calling a mechanic, you should go through it first. Some primary reasons would be the steering wheel is not locked, or the tank is not empty.
Now let’s check other significant things!
- Dead Battery
The most common reason for a car not starting is a dead battery. Check the battery with a battery tester. If you do not have one, try with jumper cables.
- Battery Corrosion
Corrosion in your battery means something terrible has happened. Check and clean your battery; later, when it is clean, complete the connection. Try to start the car. How to clean and about the products you can ask an auto store employee.
- Bad Starter Motor
The starter motor is accountable for turning the engine over physically and getting the engine on fire. If it is a concern, you will have to install a new one.
- Bad Timing Belt
The timing belt has the most crucial role in the engine. As it assures the engine valves open and close at particular intervals. If the timing gets wrong, it can cause catastrophic engine damage. This will lead to a requirement for a new engine. Auto store employees inform the owners of what time you need to change the timing belt. It is usually after 60,000 miles or five years after.
- Bad Ignition Coil
The work of an ignition coil is to transform a battery’s voltage into an electric spark. If it is damaged, there will not be appropriate fluid. Hence, you will require a multimeter to test the strength of the current running through the coil.
- Clogged fuel filter
A clogged fuel filter prevents enough fuel from reaching the engine. If it occurs, a replacement is required to solve this issue.
If you think these are not the problems with your car or you are unable to understand. Do get in touch with an auto mechanic for further issues. Some roadside insurance companies also provide services if you are stuck in the middle of the road.