Why Is My Car Not Starting?

Jan 20, 2022

Why Is My Car Not Starting?One of the most common inquiries we get from our clients, especially in the winter, is a call about a car not starting. This can seem to come out of nowhere and can occur anytime you turn off your car. You can be at home, at a grocery store, at work, a gas station or a shopping center day or night. There are several issues that can cause your car not to start. The team at Clark Automotive can help diagnose the issue and get your car back up and running quickly.

Here are some of the most common issues that we find when a car will not start:

Battery is dead: If an interior light has been left on or your battery is several years old, that may be all that is wrong with your car. In that case, jumper cables usually do the trick. Our crew can install a battery that you can rely on and make sure that it is installed correctly.

Connection cables for the battery have corroded or are not connected correctly: It is also possible that there is a problem with the connection cables with your battery. They can get corroded and even come completely off. If this happens, our team can carefully remove any rust and debris and reconnect them to the battery.

Alternator problem: The primary function of your alternator is to convert chemical energy to electrical energy so that the battery in your car can keep a charge. If your car’s alternator is not working properly, you may notice that your car does not start and/or stalling. Our crew can check your alternator and determine if that is the problem.

Starter: Your starter gets power from the car’s battery and is responsible for starting the engine. If you have a problem with your starter, you might notice a clicking sound when you turn the key and the lights in the vehicle come on even though the ignition will not start.

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Turning the key and realizing that your car will not start is no fun for anyone. If this happens to you, give the team at Clark Automotive a call at 763-784-7944 for assistance. We can help you get your car into our shop, diagnose the problem quickly and give you a clean timeline and estimate for the repairs. We have experience with starters, alternators as well as changing batteries, so no matter what the cause of the problem, we can help.

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