Ford Engine Not Working
 

Why Is My Car Not Starting?

If your car doesn't turn on when you put the key in the ignition, it's important to get to the underlying cause to ensure you can get back on the road. It's common for cars to fail to start due to a variety of different issues. Taking the vehicle to a certified technician will make it easy to diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs.

No Fuel

If you fail to get fuel in your car and it becomes empty, your car won't start. You may have failed to notice the fuel light turn on with your fuel indicator. It's important that you take the car to a mechanic to determine if this is the cause and to get the tank full again. It's also necessary to ask if the indicator is working correctly to avoid running out of gas in the future.

Dead Battery

A dead battery is another cause of the car failing to start. Several reasons the battery fails are due to its age, extreme temperatures, or rust that is present on the parts. You may notice the "Check Engine" light comes on before the battery fails or the lights on the dashboard become dim. The battery light may also turn on before the issue develops.

Clogged Fuel Filter

Old fuel filters that aren't replaced develop a lot of clogs and can prevent enough fuel from reaching the engine as the car is running. Eventually, the engine won't turn on when you need to drive somewhere. The fuel filter needs to be replaced every 20,000 to 30,000 miles, depending on the make and model. Consult your owner's manual or talk to a certified mechanic to get an idea of how often the fuel filter needs to be replaced for your specific car.

Faulty Ignition

Ignition switches can break and wear down over time, making them faulty. This can make it difficult for the engine to start and can cause the vehicle to become inoperable. You may notice the headlights turn on, but the engine doesn't.

Bad Starter

Starters that are in poor condition can fail and won't allow the car's engine to crank each time you try to turn the key in the ignition. A mechanic can tell you if this is the cause of your engine problems.

Reach out to our dealership in Grapevine, TX, today to ensure your car is appropriately diagnosed if the engine isn't starting. Our technicians can perform the necessary repairs to restore its operation.

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