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Q: Car won't start.

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Truck won't start even though it has a brand new battery.

A: It is possible that you may have a bad batt...

It is possible that you may have a bad battery cable or a faulty starter motor. If either of these components has broken down your vehicle will not start even with a strong battery. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to diagnose your starting system so the faulty component can be replaced.

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