Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car doesn't like to start

asked by on

I have charged the battery overnight. My car still wouldn't start. I try a few times and it finally started. Went and dI'd my errands. Then I park and turn off my car...Won't restart. I charge it again...it's an endless cycle.

My car has 57556 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The first thing to do is to charge and have battery tested and alternator tested to see if it is recharging the battery. If both the battery and charging system check out okay then you will need to have the vehicle checked for something draining the battery overnight. It can be a relay or module staying on and killing battery overnight. Have system checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic.

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

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: need to know how to change a coolant bypass solenoid and where it is located. Can't find anything on the internet about this.

Just search for "Ford Escape 2013 coolant by-pass solenoid". The coolant by-solenoid is generally located on top of the engine. After you make that search you'll get a good point of view. The repair involves removing coolant from the engine....

Q: No crank no communication no start chevy

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The issue that is occurring is the wiring to the range switch on the transmission. Try taking the range switch, the switch that is on the shifter to the transmission, from your old...

Q: I have a 2009 chevy aveo. The signal and hazard lights just stopped working.

Generally this is something caused by the flasher relay going bad. This is a small relay that allows the lights to flash based upon current flow and a resistor inside that causes them to flash. When this is faulty, this...

Related articles

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...
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...
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.