Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vehicle has sat for two years

asked by on

My car has not been started in two years. What do I need to do to get it started?

A: I recommend having a mechanic, such as one ...

I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your SL550 to identify and quote the repairs needed. You may need to replace the fuel and fuel filter, have the battery and cables checked or replaced, and a run a thorough inspection of the tires and brakes.

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: g500 2005

Hi there, On this electronically controlled transmission, the problem may be mechanical or electrical. If the technician at the dealership found damaged wires along the harness, it should be replaced to prevent other circuits from shorting out. You may be...

Q: Key is stuck in ignition so i think its causing the battery to keep going dead

Hello there, many common faults will cause your key to become stuck in the ignition in your 2006 Chevrolet Aveo. When the key is in the ignition and turned this puts the vehicle into the on mode, which will drain...

Q: Metal fragments in Transmission fluid

The reason they dropped the price by $2,000 (from $8,500) is because you can buy the entire transmission used (low miles, too) for about $1,000 to $2,000 using an on-line database such as Car-Part.com. Input your year, make and model...

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...