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Q: Car doesn't start after sitting a few weeks.

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I cannot start my car after letting it sit for a few weeks. I tried jumpstarting it and that didn't work.

A: Sometimes a battery can be so badly underch...

Sometimes a battery can be so badly undercharged that it wont even take a jump, and if its around 3-5 years old its probably just that. Have a certified mechanic take a look at it, it might only need a new battery.

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