Let's get your car started and
get you back on the road
are few things more frustrating than going
out to your car, only to find that it
won't start. There are a number of things
that could be causing this.
Perhaps the most common reason for cars
not starting. If you turn your key but
hear only a rapid clicking sound, it is
likely that you have a dead
battery and will need a jump (see
Corroded Battery Terminals
If, when you turn the key, absolutely
nothing happens, then pop the hood and
take a look at your battery terminals. If
they are covered in corrosion, there is a
good chance that a thorough cleaning of
the posts will get your car started back
Car won't turn over
If your engine cranks but won't start, it
could be one of two things. Either you
need more fuel, or, if you have enough
gas, then you might need service done on
you fuel injectors or ignition system to
get them working properly again.
Arrange for your vehicle to be towed to our shop for
diagnosis and we can figure out why it's
We have been providing quality auto repair
and service for many years. We were
established to provide honest, dependable
auto service and repair at a fair price.
We continue to make the investment in
training and equipment to stay ahead of
the rapidly changing industry.
When it comes to car repair, we
know the importance of fast, quality,
well-priced auto repairs. We strive to
offer you the best possible service when
you come see us.
safely jump start, follow these steps:
1. Take out
your jumper cables. It's a good
idea to buy a set of jumper cables and
keep them in the trunk compartment. If you
don't have jumper cables, you'll have to
find a Good Samaritan who not only is
willing to assist you but has jumper
cables as well.
2. Place both cars in Park or
Neutral, with their ignitions shut off and
their emergency brakes on.
3. Connect the cables. The
positive cable has red clips (+) at either
end, and the negative cable has black
clips (-). It's important to attach them
in the following proper order:
First, attach one of
the red clips to
the positive terminal
of your battery (it has "POS" or
"+" on it.
B. Attach the other red clip to the
positive terminal of the Good Samaritan's
C. Attach one of the black clips
to the negative terminal on the Good
D. Attach the last black clip to an
unpainted metal surface on your car
that isn't near the carburetor
(if your car has one) or battery.
Figure 1 shows how both the positive and
negative cables should be connected.
Figure 1: Make sure to
connect jumper cables in the proper
5. Try to start your vehicle (Do
not have the Good Samaritan's car running.
If your car has electrical issues it could
damage their car as well). If it won't
start, make sure that the cables are
properly connected. Then try to start your
car again. If it still won't start, your
battery may be beyond help.
6. Disconnect the cables, thank the
Good Samaritan, and resume your life.
Don't shut off your engine; drive around
for a while to recharge your battery.
Improper Connection of Cables can
damage either or both vehicles