Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not starting

asked by on

My keyless entry doesn't work. Also, my car doesn't start, so I think the battery has drained out. No lights were left on.

A: A healthy vehicle battery is vital for both...

A healthy vehicle battery is vital for both of these systems to work. The battery should be charged and load tested to determine if it needs to be replaced. A parasitic draw test should be run to ensure the battery is not being drained down when the vehicle is not in use. Now if this situation just happened it is possible the battery dropped a cell, something a load test will find. You may want to enlist the help of mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the necessary tools and training to diagnose the car not starting and keyless entry issues.

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Keyless ignition not working.

Hello. This is a common problem on your car. It is so common that Volkswagen has a technical bulletin for this. The fix is replacing the Start Module. This is best left done to the dealer as it will need...

Q: occasionally not starting - 2003 Mazda Protege5

Hello. You need to start by checking the ignition system on your vehicle. You need to check for proper spark at the end of the ignition cable. You will also need to check the status and condition of the spark...

Q: Check Engine light on, air conditioner not working, and car stalls

If your vehicle is stalling and shaking, and the Check Engine light has come on I would recommend having a knowledgable technician, such one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle for trouble codes. Check Engine lights and engine performance issues may...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...