You are ready to take on the day. You are looking good and feeling good, and you walk out of your house ready to conquer the world. You slide your key into the ignition and turn, and nothing happens. Your car won’t start, and you have no idea why.
Luckily, the team at Mobi Automotive likely does know why, and we can send an experienced mechanic out to you as soon as possible if you call (858) 610-6646. However, it is still important to know all of the reasons your car won’t start. Below are 5 of the most common reasons your car won’t start.
1. Your Battery is Dead
In many cases, your car’s inability to start is likely because of a dead battery. The battery works to power all electrical appliances and portions of your vehicle, including the door locks, lights, radio, and most crucially, the ignition. If you leave your lights on overnight and drain your battery, you might not be able to start your car. Your battery can also die from age and wear and tear.
2. A Faulty Ignition Switch
The ignition is a crucial part of starting your car, sending a signal to the car’s battery to fire up the engine. If the ignition switch is overheating or malfunctioning, it can result in a faulty switch that refuses to turn on the engine when you turn the key.
3. Spark Plug Issue
An essential part of getting the engine started is the spark plug. In order to start the engine, the compressed fuel mixture needs to be set off by the spark plug. In some cases, a spark plug can get dirty, overheated, or damaged, and if that is the case the engine will not stop.
4. Fuel Pump Problems
Everyone who has paid for a tank of gas knows that gas is an important part of getting your car started. However, if your car is unable to pump the gas from the tank into the engine, it won’t be able to start. If this occurs, it could be because the fuel pump is unable to generate the necessary pressure to get the gas moving. This can be caused by a blockage, damage, or simple wear and tear as a result of letting your fuel tank too frequently go all the way to empty.
5. The Starter Gets Benched
The starter in a car is a small motor that the battery powers to get the engine going. When a starter is on the fritz, you will hear a strange clicking sound when you turn your key but no activity from the engine or your car. This can be caused by a loose connection or a faulty starter.
Let an Expert Get Your Car Started With Mobi Automotive
If reading this has taught you anything, it is that starting a car is a very complicated process. If you are having trouble getting your car started, instead of trying to get under the hood and solve things yourself, let an expert do so for you. Mobi Automotive can send an expert mechanic directly to your location anywhere in San Diego. All you have to do is call Mobi Automotive at (858) 610-6646.