Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car hood won't open

asked by on

My car's hood will not open, and my battery is dead.

Hello. Overtime hood springs will loose the ability to force the hood up when the hood latch is pulled. It’s best to have an extra set of hands when trying to get it open so one may pull the hood latch while the other pries up slightly on the hood. The hood springs can be replaced with new ones so the hood can function normal again.

As for the battery, I would suggest the battery is recharged and tested. It would also be a good idea to test the alternator because a it recharges the battery and if it is faulty the battery will die sooner. A certified technician will be able to inspect the battery and check the starting system to see if there is anything thats hindering the battery from charging. 

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car hood won't open

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: My car won't start.

If you put in another set of spark plugs no matter the brand and the vehicle does not start and put back in the original plugs and engine starts. Without seeing the plugs and comparing i would have to say...

Q: what causes a P0174 bank2 combustion too lean

You will need to have the system inspected thoroughly to see why the vehicle is going lean. The possible causes are that you are loosing fuel pressure or fuel volume. If fuel pressure gets too low it will cause the...

Q: Car stalling when put into gear.

The idle control valve is the most likely cause and is the most common of problems with the vehicle for a low idle problem. You may also need to clean the throttle body and its passages with the idle control...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...