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Clarksville, MD

12411 Clarksville Pike
(410) 531-6116

Columbia, MD

6810 Oak Hall Lane
(410) 381-1124

Gaithersburg, MD

19300 Woodfield Rd
(301) 963-0660

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3 Reasons Why Your Car Won’t Start

November 8, 2018

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Whether you’re trying to get to work or trying to get home from the store, having a car that won’t start is a big problem. After you have taken a deep breath and collected yourself, it’s time to figure out what to do next. Here are a few of the possible reasons why your car won’t start.

A Dead Battery Could Be One Option

One of the most common causes of a car that won’t start is a dead battery. A battery can die for a number of reasons like leaving your headlights on overnight, a loose wire, or age. One of the easiest ways to determine whether or not your battery is the issue is to try and jump it. If the car jump starts with the help of another car or a charge pack, then your issue was most likely the battery.

That means that it might be time to replace it, but you won’t know for sure until you bring it into the shop.

A Bad Ignition Switch Could Be the Problem

If your battery isn’t the issue, then you could have problems with your ignition switch. The easiest way to check this out is to see if your lights turn on. Your car’s headlights are powered by the battery, so when they turn on, you can assume the issue lies elsewhere.

How’s Your Gas Situation?

The hustle and bustle of life can make us forget all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s a debit card on a store counter and sometimes it’s putting gas in the car. It happens to everyone, so before you panic, check the little needle on your dashboard.

What If It’s Something Else?

If you’re not sure what’s causing the issues with your vehicle, then the solution is clear. It’s time to go to an auto shop in Maryland. Thankfully, we have locations in Columbia, Gaithersburg, Glenwood, and Clarksville for your convenience.

Vehicles are complicated and trying to attend to them without the proper knowledge, could end up making the problem worse. Thankfully, you can count on Hillmuth Auto Care to help you get your car back on track.

Schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll get you rolling.

 


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