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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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Benji

22 years of experience
241 reviews
Benji
22 years of experience
Honda Accord Crosstour V6-3.5L - Car is not starting Inspection - Phoenix, Arizona
Benji was great, clearly knows what he is doing. - diagnosed the problem and fixed it. So happy it was minor. Will use Benji in the future.
Ford Focus - Car is not starting - Phoenix, Arizona
Benji was professional and timely with the repair. He diagnosed an issue which I had overlooked and saved me a lot of potential additional costs. I would highly recommend him.

Pedro

22 years of experience
28 reviews
Pedro
22 years of experience
Suzuki Grand Vitara V6-2.7L - Car is not starting - Encino, California
Great guy knows what he’s is doing company is just trash though……. If mechanic comes out and can’t do the job fir whatever reason based of protocol then they have to charge you for something else because they couldn’t do the job…… but like I said good Mechanic crap company will never use this company again got charged full amount for alternator change even though I never got it
Toyota Tacoma - Car is not starting - Winnetka, California
Pedro showed up on time, was very polite and helpful. He diagnosed the problem and gave us a quote.

Ronald

41 years of experience
192 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe V8-5.3L - Car is not starting - Houston, Texas
I truly appreciate his recommendation on what I should do with my Tahoe. If I ever need this service again I will hope he's available.
Hyundai Tiburon - Car is not starting - Houston, Texas
extremely professional and knowledgeable. was very satisfied with his assessment of the problem. it was even raining outside and it didn't seem to bother him.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1481 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra L4-1.8L - Car is not starting - Redmond, Washington
Arrived promptly on time, was friendly, and handled my issue (change battery) extremely fast! Awesome!

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