Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Starting Issue

asked by on

When I try to start my car after having not driven it for a few days (2 + days) it seems like it takes a bit longer to start. When I turn the key it cranks for a few seconds longer than normal before turning over.I replaced my battery about 1.5 to 2 years ago. What can be causing this?

Although you’ve replaced the battery, it should still be tested. The battery is the heart of the starting and charging systems. However, with a known good battery, suspect the starter or fuel delivery next. A certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, would be happy to inspect your vehicle and pinpoint the problem.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Squeaking and clicking when breaking.

Hi there. It appears to me that you might have a pretty severe brake pad issue or stabilizer bar joint that is going bad. Typically the grinding noise when applying the brakes is a brake pad that has worn out...

Q: What causes my truck to die when I take my foot off the gas pedal while in a turn?

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. What seems to be happening is the idle air control valve (IAC) is not working. This valve controls the idle of the engine when the gas pedal and the throttle position sensor is...

Q: No power from the ignition switch to the starter unless I hot wire the starter.

Hi there. Check the wiring from the starter solenoid to the ignition switch and see if there is a break in the wiring. Check for continuity from the solenoid to the ignition switch and see if the meter reads 0.5...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...