Q: Car won't start after sitting for weekend

asked by on

I let my car sit for the weekend and when I went to start it, it wouldn't start. When trying to start, the car makes no noise.

If you let your car sit for the weekend, and it will no longer start, it is possible that the battery may be completely drained. Batteries will drain over a few days if they need to be replaced, or if there is a short somewhere on the vehicle that is draining the battery. As this problem is electrical in nature,it may be difficult to diagnose yourself. If you need help, I recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your battery to ensure that the correct repair is made. If needed, they will also be able to replace the battery for you.

Was this answer helpful?
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 won't start after sitting for weekend

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: Q: ticking noise while accelerating

Hello. There are a few possibilities that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the possible causes include: pieces of the catalytic converter could be rattling in the exhaust, broken baffles in the muffler, a loose flap...

Q: Check engine light came while driving. Is this a serious problem? car seems to be running fine. 2004 Hyundai SantaFe

Hello - the Enhaust Gas Recirculation - EGR - system reduces emissions by recirculating exhaust gases that are not completely burned back through the engine. This is done in a timed manner under certain conditions. If this system is not...

Q: Q: Cranks but won't start

Be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Check for adequate fuel pressure, injector operation, and a spark at the spark plugs. Basically, if the starter motor is turning the engine...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.