All of a sudden, it seems like the warm weather has come back early. Did the groundhog get it wrong? Maybe not entirely, since the forecast calls for gloomy weather. But let’s say you want to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and drive with the top down. There’s only one small problem: your car won’t start.
Your Battery Died
Your car’s battery is one of the most critical parts of the engine. When the battery doesn’t work, the engine can’t come to life. Check to see if you have a battery tester on hand. With this device, you can verify whether or not your battery has died. Be sure to keep jumper cables in your car for just such an occasion – or maybe you could ask a helpful neighbor if they can lend you a hand.
The Motor Failed
Another critical element of your car is the motor. The motor is the part of the engine that uses the battery so it can start up. So if your motor failing is the reason your car won’t start, then you need to get it replaced as well.
Distributor Cap is Damaged
Don’t overlook the distributor cap. While you might think this is an insignificant part of your vehicle, it is still essential. The cap sends the sparks from the ignition coil to the spark plugs. But as winter ends and spring approaches, the weather will be rainy. This dampness might allow water to settle on your engine and damage the distributor cap.
Sometimes, the simplest answers are the most obvious. Maybe you just have fuel problems, such as you’re out of gas. Even so, that might not be all that’s troubling your car. For instance, the ignition coil might be broken. The voltage from your car’s battery provides the spark to start your vehicle, but its needed the coil to convert that spark. With a multimeter, you can check how the ignition coil is doing.
And then you might have to double check on the condition of your fuel filter. If it’s clogged, that might be the reason your ride isn’t starting. Once you find out this is the problem, get it replaced as soon as possible.
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