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YourMechanic Car is not starting Inspection Service in Renton

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4.8/5

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Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent diagnosis and service as received before (alternator on prior visit)! Love Theodore, doesn't ever try to give you something unneeded! Will use again!
On time, friendly, and knowledgeable. We have used him before and will definitely use him again!

Sonal

15 years of experience
7 reviews
Sonal
15 years of experience
Sonal was very thorough and checked out everything and found out the problem right away. He came later in the afternoon and fixed the problem. Very nice to work with.
Great work, kind individual, and he was super through and made sure I understood what was going on my new mechanic

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Her figured out the problem within 15 minutes. Arrived early as well. Friendly and great customer service@
NOE is awesome! I would definitely recommend NOE to anyone who is in need of assistance with their car. He arrived early; he was extremely knowledgeable; and was pleasant to work with. Immediately I trusted him. And within a matter of minutes he took my car (which had not been driven for nearly 4 years and would not start) and got it running. He identified specific issues that would require additional attention; but also identified those things that were working well and did not need to be addressed at all. I will be requesting NOE specifically for any of my automotive needs in the future. Thank you NOE!

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Very helpful and knowledgeable.
Charles was awesome! Very friendly and very helpful. Highly recommend.

Max

15 years of experience
35 reviews
Max
15 years of experience
Max was very helpful and honest with me, which I greatly appreciated.

Ian

13 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
13 years of experience
Ian was awesome. If you've ever hated dealing with dealership gouging and shuttles or shady independent mechanics, this is the guy with the right service for you. Booking was easy and pricing was upfront, which is a huge timesaver to calling a shop and waiting for prices and appointments over the phone. Ian was friendly, honest, and made sure he took a look at any and every other issue I might have with the car. Fun time to be had having Ian fix your car :)

Timothy

20 years of experience
104 reviews
Timothy
20 years of experience
Tim was incredibly friendly and helpful. He showed up and was done in 30 minutes, he even checked out all of my fluid levels just to make sure i was good to go.

Michael

10 years of experience
1 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Michael arrived a few minutes early and was very professional. He diagnosed our car problem after a thorough inspection. The only reason I didn't have him go forward with the work today is because we have plans, but I will hire him to fix the car shortly without hesitation.

Claud

6 years of experience
79 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
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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 source and cause of your car’s failure to start, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

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 inspection as soon as possible.

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