Car repair can be complicated, especially when it comes to diagnosing a car that won’t start. The trained mechanics at your local auto repair shop will be able to get your vehicle up and running in no time. To help you understand what might be causing your automotive troubles, here is a look at some of the most common explanation for a car that won’t start.
No Fuel If your vehicle is out of gas, your engine won’t start and you’ll need to go to a gas station. A dirty or clogged fuel filter can also prevent from your car from starting. If you add gas and your vehicle still won’t start, call your local auto repair shop and a tow truck will be dispatched to your location.
No Spark There are a few reasons why an engine might not produce the spark needed to begin combustion and turn over. These causes include a dead battery, defective spark plugs, and bad wiring. Your local auto repair shop will check your car’s battery, spark plugs, and wiring to determine the cause of engine trouble.
No Compression If your engine is unable to compress the fuel and air mixture, it will not have enough compression to start when you turn the key. Arrange for a tow truck to take your car to a repair shop and the technicians will check your vehicle’s piston rings, cylinders, and valves to make sure that they are sealed and in good condition.
If you are having trouble starting your car, come to Casey Automotive. Our ASE-certified technicians will give your vehicle the top-notch maintenance and repair it needs. Call us at (847) 934-6602 if you have any questions, and visit our website to learn about the services we offer. We are proud to serve the Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and Prospect Heights areas.