Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not starting due to battery

asked by on

My car is not starting. I believe it is the battery, but I am not sure.

If the engine is not cranking over at all, then it is more than likely the battery. I typically do a load test on the battery first as that tells me if the battery is good. If it does not pass, then I replace it. If it tests fine then the problem is typically in the starter. When the starter fails this will occur. Testing for voltage at the starter when someone tries cranking it is the only way to test the starter. If you need to have this done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car’s starting issue and replace the battery if necessary.

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: how to delete the bluetooth paired devices on the honda ridgeline 2014?

Hello, and thank you for writing in. To delete paired phones from your vehicle, access the phone settings and enter the setup option. From there go to the connection section, and select the delete option. Then select the phone to...

Q: Where are the fuses located in a 2012 Honda Civic?

Fuses are important safeguards for your electronics. In the event that too much power is consumed through the circuit, the fuse blows rather than allowing the consumer to overheat the circuit by consuming too much power, where it might cause...

Q: Car dies while driving - 1993 Ford Thunderbird

You need to check the large fuse links at the harness from the alternator to the battery. If the fuse link is blown the battery will not get charged. If you are having trouble pinpointing the problem, a local expert...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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 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.