Q: Car completely dead.

asked by on December 21, 2015

My car is completely dead.

If your vehicle has sat for some time you may be able to get it started again by simply getting a jump start. If a jump start does not work you can try calling a professional to test your battery. If the battery is bad I would recommend replacing it. If the battery is good but just low on charge I would recommend taking your battery to your local auto parts store for a trickle charge which will bring the battery up to full operating voltage.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

Steering wheel and ignition locked up.

It sounds like you may have a problem with your key. If the key is excessively worn it will not be able to unlock the ignition cylinder so you can turn the key. I would ask for help from one...

Cold engine makes cracking noises on start

Hi, most likely, this noise comes from worn internal components in your engine that momentarily do not have oil pressure to eliminate metal-to-metal contact. When oil pressure comes up, usually within a few seconds of engine operation, pressurized oil prevents...

I changed the spark plugs and now my car is puttering, revving up on its own, and making a whistling noise

If these symptoms did not exist prior to the spark plug replacement, it would appear as if something was disturbed, disconnected or broken during that maintenance. You want to make sure that all of the plugs were installed with the...

Related articles

How to Get a Replacement Car Key
Lost car keys can be extremely frustrating. Try to find missing keys first, then call a local locksmith to see if they can make a replacement car key.
How Often Do Spark Plug Wires Need to Be Changed?
Spark plugs provide the electricity necessary for combustion to happen by igniting atomized fuel in an engine's cylinders. However, they need a...
How to Tell If Your Car Switches Are Dying
Since Since every part of your car is controlled or operated by a switch in some fashion, it is to be expected that the switch will eventually fail. Some of the most commonly used switches in your car are: ...