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Roadside Assistance: 5 Reasons Your Car Won’t Start

If you find your car won’t start and you’re unsure of what to do, call a reliable roadside assistance service. The recovery team will come to your location and attempt to get your car up and running as soon as possible. Even if they are unable to fix the problem, the recovery agency can help to arrange transport of your car to a local garage or your home.

In this article, we’ll discuss 5 potential reasons why your car won’t start, and when to call for roadside assistance.

1. Dead Battery

The most likely reason why your car won’t start is because the battery has gone flat. Cold weather, frequent short journeys, or using the radio with the engine off are all factors that may weaken your car’s battery, or drain it completely. Letting your vehicle sit unused for long periods of time can also affect the battery’s lifespan. Using a battery charger may help to prevent the battery from getting damaged or going flat. You could also keep jump leads in your car in case of emergencies, or call for roadside assistance.

2. Broken Timing belt

The timing belt is a vital part of your car’s machinery to keep the vehicle running. If the timing belt is damaged, the car’s engine will not be able to turn over properly, meaning it will struggle to start. You can usually catch a faulty timing belt before the problem becomes too serious by listening out for clicking sounds when driving. Always take your car to a trusted mechanic or contact roadside assistance if you suspect any faults or notice any abnormalities.

3. your tank's empty

Believe it or not, a lack of fuel is a common reason a car won’t start. You should always check your fuel levels before starting a journey and try to avoid letting it run too low. If you notice you’re filling up more often without a clear reason, have your car inspected by a mechanic to detect any potential issues.

4. Faulty Spark Plugs

Providing that you have a healthy amount of fuel and it’s unlikely that your battery is flat, a faulty spark plug could be preventing your vehicle from starting. If your engine is making a clicking sound, but won’t actually turn over, this could be an indication that your spark plugs are damaged. If you suspect your spark plugs are faulty, contact roadside assistance to inspect the vehicle. They may even be able to fix the problem at your location.

5. You've Used The Wrong Fuel

Using the wrong fuel type can severely damage your car’s engine and even prevent it from starting. If you realise that you’ve filled your car with the incorrect fuel, call for roadside assistance as soon as possible. The recovery team will be able to drain your fuel tank and supply you with the correct fuel, so you can be on your way.

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