Car is not starting Inspection

What does Car is not starting entail

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of your car’s failure to start, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

Keep in mind

  • Beware of the old roadside dodge of “jumping” the battery from another car. Many manufacturers advise against this practice with new vehicles because of the potential harm that may be done to the car’s electronic system.
  • Even if it appears that your car will tolerate a jump from another car, and you happen to have the requisite cables on hand, be sure you know how to do this properly if you don’t have a professional on hand. The attachment sequence and correct polarity selection is crucial, and the procedure can be potentially dangerous.
  • Owners of manual transmission cars suffering from a low battery charge might be tempted to bump-start the car – that is, roll the car downhill or get a push until there is enough speed to attempt engaging a gear and releasing the clutch. Unfortunately, modern fuel injection systems require a minimum voltage to initiate fuel injection operation. Without the injectors firing, the car won’t start.
  • In the old days, it was recommended to check for fuel delivery by pulling off a fuel line. In today’s cars, with their high-pressure injection fuel rails, this is inadvisable. Cranking until you smell gas at the exhaust tailpipes is a poor idea, too, as it can potently damage the catalytic converter with raw fuel.

How it's done

  • The mechanic will check the ignition system, fuel system, and charging system, and then look for any mechanical damage. The mechanic may also try an alternative fuel source, like a quick shot of brake or carburetor cleaner into the throttle body, or a quick shot of liquid fuel via a vacuum line. If the car starts momentarily and then dies, that indicates that you have a fuel delivery issue.

How can we help?

Tell us what the problem is (e.g the car is not starting or I need new shock absorbers). What kind of car you drive and your contact information.

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