Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Bad battery in car.

asked by on

Car does not start. I believe it is the battery.

A: Hi there. If the engine is not cranking ove...

Hi there. If the engine is not cranking over then the most common issue is the battery. Your battery would need to have a load test done to verify if it has failed. If the battery is fine and it is not cranking over then you may have a bad starter, In either case a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, who has the correct tools can easily inspect your starting problem.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't start.

It is possible that you may have a bad battery cable or a faulty starter motor. If either of these components has broken down your vehicle will not start even with a strong battery. I would ask for help from...

Q: Windshield wipers don't work

Hi there. If the wipers stopped working on all speeds then the wiper motor may have failed. I typically start with checking the voltage at the motor to see if it is present. If it is not then there may...

Q: Door won't stay closed

From the description provided it appears that the door latch is stuck open or perhaps stuck in the closed position. The door latch receives a lot of use and over time if not properly lubricated, can become stuck in a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...