Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car doesn't start, possibly the starter.

asked by on

Car won't start. The battery is okay, though I think it might be the starter.

I would suggest that you enlist the help of a mechanic with the test equipment to check your starting system for faults. It is possible that the starter could be bad if your battery is good. The mechanic will have the proper equipment to check all the components and make the necessary repairs.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car doesn't start, possibly the starter.

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: How do I start the car if the immobilizer system is active?

The immobilizer system is responsible for keeping the car from turning on with an unregistered key. If the system is not allowing you to turn on the vehicle with a registered key, it is likely because of the presence of...

Q: My car overheated then died i got it started and drove to my house on the way it started making a loudticking noise and when i acc

Hello, and thank you for writing in. To begin we need to determine what made the vehicle overheat, and solve that issue first. The ticking may be caused by the oil, which is subject to issues when overheated, and can...

Q: rough idle

Hello. I would need to know which misfire codes you are getting to know for sure what is going on. Most of the time on this vehicle if it is a single cylinder misfire then it may be as simple...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...