Most Common Reasons Your Car Won’t Start

Before calling the mechanic, you need to differentiate some details and try to find out why the car does not start. There are a few simple situations that you can solve yourself. To help identify why the car does not turn on, we separate the most common issues that may be occurring.

Main problems

Battery: A discharged battery may be a reason. If the battery light on the panel is on, the fault may be in both the battery and the alternator. With failure, the alternator does not recharge the battery, causing it to be used to the end without the charge being reset.

Lack of fuel: The buoy that measures the amount of fuel may fail. This can happen by using adulterated fuel or in cars that are fueled with alcohol for a long time. Another possible problem is the lack of gasoline in the cold starting tanks.

Fuel quality: The use of adulterated fuel may cause the car to not switch on. Impurities can clog the injectors and block the fuel injection into the chamber.

Fuel recognition problem: This is a common problem with flex-fuel cars. If you always fill with gasoline and decide to change to alcohol there may be a failure of the flex engine programming.
Electronic injection: If the light comes on and the engine continues to run, there is a fault in the electrical system. However, if the light came on and the car stopped, it means that the injection system is in trouble. Only a specialized mechanic can solve this problem.

Compression of the engine: Compression is a fundamental element for the operation of the engine, as the lack of compression will directly influence the result of the engine operation. Compression may be poor, for example, due to mechanical damage or burnt head gasket.

Overheating: If the car stops working and then great smoke dissipation occurs, the problem is the engine temperature. Wait for the engine to cool down and complete the water level. Be careful when filling if there is a leak in the system and check the reservoir cap.

Ignition key: Modern cars have the key with a chip. This system is smart, but it can be fragile. A hard fall can cause the chip to break and the car will not turn on.

Timing belt: Driven by the engine and connected to the valve control, the timing belt can break. At the slightest sign of disruption, do not try to start the car. This can cause the valves to burst and damage the engine head.

Lack of inspections

The reasons why the car does not start can be related to the expiration dates of items such as oil and filters, as well as ensuring that the replaced parts are of good quality. Also, alarm systems installed by inexperienced professionals can end up damaging the memory of the injection module, interrupting its power supply.
Always keep your vehicle inspections up to date to avoid problems.