Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can't start car

asked by on

My car is not starting.

The parking brake mechanism controls the rear brakes, and if the rear brakes, or the parking brake cable is overtightened, the brakes may bind. Also, if the parking cables are rusted excessively, then the cables may bind and cause the brakes to bind. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s brake system to see if the problem is in the rear brakes, or the parking brake cables.

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: Engine misfiring and giving me a code P0300.

Hi, The code P0300 is a random misfiring condition code and does not point to a single particular cylinder, but may affect the whole engine. If codes P0301 through P0308 are received then these codes point to a particular cylinder....

Q: What does the passenger air bag off light mean in a 2012 Honda CR-V?

The front passenger air bag will automatically turn itself off if there is no occupant in the front passenger seat. If the system detects no weight in the seat, the air bag will not be active, and the passenger air...

Q: Battery draining

Yes it is possible you need an alternator, depending on when and how the battery drains. If your battery drains while you are driving your vehicle, chances are good that you might need to replace the alternator. If the battery...

Related articles

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.