Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Battery needs replacing.

asked by on

Car won't start. I think it is probably the battery.

The car won’t start or the car won’t turn over? Car won’t start would not be the battery, but some other cause like the fuel pump or the ignition module. The battery may be the cause of won’t turn over and a quick check if to see if the headlight come on and stay on if you try and crank the car. If the lights go out when you try and crank then you may have a battery or cable issue. The recommendation is to have a mechanic check the system.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: ABS sensor

The ABS wheel sensors are a commonly known part to fail. As you know, these are located at each wheel and help the ABS system detect abnormalities in driving conditions which causes the ABS system to engage. Occasionally, these sensors...

Q: my truck is at a shop they havent been able to fix the over heating problem would you go there to check it over

The radiator could be partially blocked. The only to determine if a radiator is "in good shape" is to flow test it. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to leaks), a faulty thermostat,...

Q: Gear shifter problem

Because of theft issues, I cant tell you exactly how to release the shifter, but I can tell you that there is a shift interlock that prevents the shifter from moving unless certain conditions are met, like having the brake...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...