28 Jan When Your Vehicle Won’t Start
If you turn the key in your vehicle and discover that it won’t start there could be a number of reasons. In most cases, the vehicle needs a new battery or it has a faulty alternator; it’s also possible that your vehicle has trouble starting in the cold weather. The most obvious battery-related symptom is when there are no sounds or lightning when you turn the key in the ignition. It could also start to emit a clicking sound. It’s also possible that the engine turns over slowly (Although a slow-to-turn-over engine could also be symptomatic of other issues) and the headlights could appear weaker. When you suspect the problem is the battery, it is important that you resolve the issue—in the case of a weak, dying battery it’s not going to get any better without intervention. Jump-start the vehicle if you suspect the battery to be dead. If your battery is weak or is in need of a jumpstart, you should bring it to your mechanic at Willard’s Garage to have it tested; your mechanic will be able to determine if the battery is at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.
Alternator problems usually present different symptoms. There are scary-seeming symptoms that can include burning smells and strange whirring-type noises from beneath the hood. The alternator can also cause the vehicle to stall once it’s started, or it could cause the headlights and electronics to flicker or appear on the fritz.
When you suspect that the vehicle has a faulty alternator, it’s important to bring it in to your mechanic at Willard’s Garage. Both the battery and the alternator are components that can be fixed efficiently by your mechanic at Willard’s Garage. Any time you have vehicle problems, it’s best advice to bring the vehicle to your mechanic; symptoms will not simply resolve on their own, and small issues could turn to large issues. If you have any questions, or if your vehicle is acting problematically, then call today.