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Car is not starting Inspection Service

A car that fails to start is a rare occurrence in this age of greatly improved efficiency and reliability. But it still happens occasionally, and the advanced electronic technologies that have made cars better have also made the job of roadside diagnosis difficult, if not impossible, for even reasonably handy owners. One of our expert mobile mechanics can provide an expeditious diagnosis and provide a quote for any necessary repairs.

Common reasons for this to happen:

If the engine cranks, but the car doesn't start:

  • Bad fuel pump: A faulty fuel pump won't deliver fuel to the engine, even if you've just filled up.

  • Bad spark plugs: Without hot sparks to ignite the fuel charge in each cylinder, there is no combustion and no expansion of the burning mixture. Thus, the engine will not start.

  • Bad timing belt: If the timing belt stretches or breaks, the engine will not run. Moreover, continuing to crank the engine may bring the valves into contact with the piston, causing serious engine damage.

  • Bad ignition coil: Without a functional coil to step up the voltage, there can be no spark. No spark means no start.

  • Faulty cam or crank sensor: If the sensors are faulty they will either provide no information to the ignition system, or will provide incorrect data. Either way, the engine will not fire.

If nothing happens after you turn the key:

  • Bad battery or terminals: Batteries have a finite lifespan, and terminals can loosen or corrode.

  • Bad starter: This should be obvious from the response to the key. If nothing happens at all when you turn the key, the starter may have reached the end of its life.

  • Ignition problem: This could be due to faulty contacts in the ignition switch, or in the wiring.

If there is a grinding noise when you turn the key:

  • Starter is bad: Do not persist in cranking the engine.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the cause of your car’s failure to start through a series of diagnostic procedures. You will receive an upfront, fair and transparent estimate for the necessary repairs. The mechanic will book a follow-up appointment to perform the repairs and will bring the required parts and tools. All repairs are covered by our warranty.

How it's done:

The mechanic will check the ignition system, fuel system, and charging system, and then look for any mechanical damage. The mechanic may also try an alternative fuel source, like a quick shot of brake or carburetor cleaner into the throttle body, or a quick shot of liquid fuel via a vacuum line. If the car starts momentarily and then dies, that indicates that you have a fuel delivery issue.

How important is this service?

It goes without saying that a non-starting car is an important issue to address. Do not ignore or abandon the car if it’s not starting; this is an issue that should be dealt with promptly. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough diagnostic as soon as possible.

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Corey

16 years of experience
136 reviews
Corey
16 years of experience
Jeep Patriot - Car is not starting - Charlotte, North Carolina
Corey was awesome! Very knowledgeable, he knew what was wrong with my car by just looking at it! He went the extra mile!
Nissan Sentra - Car is not starting - Charlotte, North Carolina
Corey was quick and thorough with his inspection. I usually do not like dealing with mechanics as a female as some try ang get over on you, but Corey was honest and I trust his advice.

Pierre

9 years of experience
187 reviews
Pierre
9 years of experience
Jeep Liberty - Car is not starting - Boston, Massachusetts
Pierre was professional, friendly, efficient and extremely effective. He determined the issue and fixed the problem right away. Highly recommend his service and will absolutely use this company again.
Ram ProMaster 3500 - Car is not starting - Quincy, Massachusetts
Pierre was communicative, transparent, and committed to finding answers to my problem. Even though he was not able to fix the problem, I had more information to bring to a mechanic than ever before and am more informed about where the problem is coming from. Highly recommend!

Pardeep

21 years of experience
863 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
BMW 325i - Car is not starting - San Jose, California
Pardeep is very knowledgable and capable to fix my problem ( car not start due to broken starter). He quickly diagnosed my car and found the issue. Then he ordered the part and replace it soon. The whole process was very smooth.
Ford Explorer - Car is not starting - Fremont, California
Pardeep was very knowledge on my issue. He did a few underhood tests, Then he was able to explain my issue. Unfortunately he was unable to do the repair. I thank him for assisting me with true information that will have me on the road tomorrow.!

Marco

29 years of experience
129 reviews
Marco
29 years of experience
Fiat 500L - Car is not starting - Moreno Valley, California
Marco is amazing! He was able to diagnose the issue with my car and give me a list of work that still needed to be done and list it by priority. Would highly recommend to everyone!
Chevrolet Corvair - Car is not starting - Ontario, California
Marco ... is a top notch mechanic that was able to trouble shoot my problem and get me back on the road. He is a asset to have representing your company.

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