Q: Q: Why doesn't my car start?

asked by on

The last few weeks my car has been hesitating to start. Then just a few days ago when I press the button it turns on but the engine does not. I googled a few things and it said faulty brake switch, I went to Auto Zone the following morning and bought a new one got my uncle to change it but it did not fix my problem. And now, I turn my car on it stays on the "on" and it doesn't shut off. What could be wrong?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. It is likely that the ignition switch or ignition relay is damaged. These two components typically cause the type of symptoms you are describing. It might be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Why doesn't my car start?

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: Low idle

You should first want to check the engine for any vacuum leaks and then if the engine is equipped with an idle control valve test it for proper operation. If it is not working then replace the idle air control...

Q: Oil leak; car won't start

These issues may be related or they may be completely separate. The most common cause of a no-start is a failed battery. Oil leaks are extremely common and usually caused by failed seals and gaskets. The car also may also...

Q: AC melting vents.

An overall test of your air conditioning system would be helpful it sounds like the either the compressor isn't cycling refrigerant for some reason probably a leak in the system somewhere, a certified mechanic would be able to find the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.