Q: The car cut off

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The car cut off on me.

Hello. The car model will help us narrow down what to look for. Are there any lights that turn on on the dash when starting the car? Do any interior lights turn on? If nothing turns on, there is an issue with your battery, whether it can’t hold a charge or the alternator isn’t able to keep it charged up while driving. If there is an issue with the key, there should be a security light on the dash that will blink. If the trouble persists, have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, help you diagnose the stalling issue.

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