What To Do If Your Car Will Not Start

If your vehicle will not start in a morning this very often results in being late for work or school sometimes both!! You can check out a few things yourself or call an expert such as A1 Clutches who may be able to resolve your problem be a simple phone call.

Car with bonnet upOften if you have left your lights on after you turned the engine off, your battery will be flat and needs charging or replacing a professional such as A1 Clutches can easily resolve this for you.

Below is a list of some of the most common problems you may experience and informs you of the steps you can try to remedy each situation:

The car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition:

Check the battery terminal cable connections. If they look corroded, you need to clean the battery connections and cable connectors or replace the cables and try to start the engine.

The car makes a clicking noise but won’t start:

This sound usually means a dead battery. If not, check the wiring to and from the starter for a loose connection.

The engine turns over but won’t start:

You may be out of fuel, or the fuel isn’t getting to your engine. If it’s not a fuel problem, it may be an electrical problem take a look at your spark plugs and leads.

The engine starts but dies:

If you have fuel injection, you need the help of a professional such as A1 Clutches.

The car won’t start on rainy days:

If you have a non-electronic ignition system or an electronic ignition with a distributor cap, check inside the cap for dampness. Be sure the ignition is off and the vehicle is in neutral or park with the hand brake on before you raise the bonnet and remove the distributor cap. If you find moisture, dry it out and spray with a solvent such as WD40 then replace the cap. Do not use petrol as a spark can ignite petrol fumes and cause an explosion or a fire.

The car won’t start on cold mornings:

If you have fuel injection, you need to have a professional diagnose the problem such as A1 Clutches.