My Car Won’t Start, What is Wrong?

Without a doubt, every owner dreads the moment when their car won’t start. What should you do? Who should you call? Can you fix it yourself?. There are literally hundreds of reasons why your car won’t start, but some are more common than others. Below, we list four common reasons why your car won’t start.


A dead battery is the most common reason your car won’t start. A car battery should last about four to five years. Over time, the internal metal parts of a battery corrode, reducing its ability to hold a charge. A battery is vital to your car or truck, as it provides power to the starter and electrical system when the car is not running.  You can test to see if the battery is the problem by jump-starting your car. If the jump-start works, you’re most likely dealing with a dying battery.


If the battery is working properly and nothing is wrong with it, then it’s the alternator that will more likely cause a problem. A simple test to check the alternator is to check your interior lights. An alternator charges your battery when the car is running. If the interior and dashboard lights come on brightly but slowly start to fade, then it indicates a problem with the alternator.


Your starter is vital to your car because it is responsible for starting the engine. The battery sends it a jolt of electricity, which the starter uses to turn the engine over and get it to start. A starter could be to blame if your car experiences the following issues: You hear a clicking sound when you turn the key, the car won’t start, but the dash lights are on, Jump starting your car or truck does not turn over the engine at all.


If your fuel filter is clogged, the gasoline won’t be able to reach the engine. A clogged fuel system can occur when dirt or debris get into the fuel lines, something that can happen with a bad fuel filter. The filter in modern cars is found inside the fuel tank and typically doesn’t need to be replaced until well past the 100,000 mile mark.  Dirty fuel injectors can also lead to a no-start.


If your car will not start, or you are experiencing any of the issue mentioned above, have your car inspected by a professional mechanic. At Royal Motors we are more than happy to inspect your vehicle and help you understand what you can do to you improve your vehicle’s life. Call us at (407) 201-7950, and schedule your appointment today. Royal Motors is your dealership alternative!

Remember, Included with every vehicle we repair, we offer a fluid check & top off, tire pressure check & correction, and a bulb check at NO EXTRA COST.



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