Knowing what to do when your vehicle won’t start:
If you’re having trouble starting your vehicle, don’t panic. First, try turning on every light and flicking on every switch to make sure it’s not a problem with an electrical system—such as a blown fuse or dead battery. If that doesn’t work, call for help – otherwise, you could damage more than just your battery if you keep trying to crank it. The auto mechanics at Auto Care Centre can jumpstart cars and retrieve broken-down vehicles. Call today!
Avoiding further damage if the engine is turning over but not starting:
When starting a car with a dead battery, do not try to jump-start it with another vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a battery charger. Instead, jump-start by pushing or towing it, as described above. Also, if there’s any chance of flooding (if you’ve added water), be sure to disconnect both batteries before attempting to start either one. Finally, if after jumping your car you still can’t get it running and think it may be flooded: Hook up jumper cables to two other cars, drive them back and forth a few times while fully cranking your engine; do not let up on the accelerator pedal once you start. The idea here is to get some air into your cylinders so they stop holding their breath and will fire when you pull away from rest.
Ensuring there are no more problems before driving again:
If your car won’t start, it’s likely because of a problem with one of its systems. Not only does your mechanic have to figure out what exactly is wrong with it, he or she also has to determine if that problem can be fixed easily or if more extensive repairs are required. In many cases, mechanical problems that result in a non-starting vehicle can be dangerous; they may indicate an underlying issue such as failing brakes or a damaged gas tank.