Why Is My Car Not Starting?

Picture this: you head out the door on the way to work, you make it to your car only to realize it won’t start. Now what? As frustrating as this can be, most car owners have experienced this at some point. While there could be hundreds of reasons why your car won’t start, some are more common than others. Don’t worry, our team at C&G Auto & Truck has come up with the top reasons why your car might not be starting to help you feel less frustrated and hopeless if this happens!

Dead Battery

This is one of the most common reasons why your car isn’t starting. There are multiple reasons why your battery could be dead. For instance, accidentally leaving your headlights on overnight can drain your battery. It may be hard for you to pinpoint the exact cause, but if it’s a dead battery, your car isn’t going to start.

Fuel Filter

A clean fuel filter allows gas to reach the engine, but a clogged fuel filter could be the reason your car isn’t starting. Preferably, these filters should be changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles to prevent any clogging. If you can’t remember the last time you changed it or had it changed, consider replacing it then check to see if your car starts.

Bad Ignition Switch

After you’ve ruled out any problems with your car battery, the next place to check is your ignition switch. If your car starts and then stalls out suddenly, you’ve most likely got a bad ignition switch. By turning the ignition key to the “on” position and check all of your warning lights.

While any of these reasons could be why your car isn’t starting, if you can’t seem to diagnose the issue our team at C&G Auto & Truck will be more than happy too! The last thing we want is for you to be stranded with a car that won’t start – don’t hesitate to give us a call!