Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car is not starting. What might be the problem?

asked by on

My car is not starting. What might be the problem?

My car has 17000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. There coul...

Hi there, thanks for writing in. There could be dozens of potential reasons why your Volkswagen is not starting. In order for us to provide a good recommendation or solution, I recommend having one of our technicians complete a car is not starting inspection for you or get more detailed information from you. The link we included will give you a few of the common reasons why a car won’t start.

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: Car seems to be out of gas when the fuel gauge is on 1/4

It's possible that your fuel tank is damaged. Look underneath the car if you can, the fuel tank is below the back seat and looks like a big plastic bladder. It should have a convex shape on the bottom. I...

Q: Would a water saturated air filter result in an immediate engine seizure 2016 VW Touareg

Hi there - the answer to your questions is "maybe". Since water does not compress at all, it takes very little water in a cylinder to cause "hydro-locking" which will cause serious damage to your engine. Perhaps a bigger question...

Q: Having problems starting the car.

Hello, it takes 3 things to make a car run, air, spark and fuel. It sounds like it is taking a while to get fuel or its losing fuel pressure. This could be a sign that the fuel pump is...

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...
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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...