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Car Starting & Charging Service

Is your car hard to start, especially during cold weather or winter season? Your engine cranks but you are clueless on why it doesn’t start immediately. Some people usually ignore these minor problems, as long as their can starts after some tries.

Most common reasons why your car has trouble starting

Battery Problems

Your car battery produces electrons through chemical reactions and it stores energy. These electrons will power up your vehicle to start.

When your battery is old, damaged or doesn’t charge, it is not producing enough electrons to start your vehicle. If that is the case, you have to bring your car to a reliable automotive shop like Executive Auto Electrics & Air Conditioning to check your battery’s functionality. 70% is the acceptable functionality percentage, anything lower than that will require you to replace your battery.

But if you plan to check your battery at home, be sure to turn off anything that might drain your battery and remove the keys from the ignition to ensure accuracy.

Insufficient Fuel

When you are having difficulty with your car or it’s hard to start, one of the things you have to check is the fuel level. Especially in the colder months, your vehicle must maintain at least half-filled fuel level to avoid freezing or condensation.

You have to bring your vehicle to experts to check the fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel lines to determine if the right amount of fuel is injected into the combustion chamber at the right time. If one of these parts fail, your engine might crank but it will not start. Checking these parts requires technical equipment because some parts are under your car.

Alternator Problems

The main function of the alternator is to control the amount of electric current that goes to your battery during charging. When you have a faulty alternator, it will directly affect your battery.

Now, how can you check if the alternator is faulty causing your “car hard to start” problems?

To check, you have to inspect first for any worn or damaged wiring. Then, you need to connect to a voltmeter while the engine runs to see if the reading reached 14 to 15 Volts. Anything below or above the required Volts for your vehicle should be checked by an expert auto electrician.

Loose Ignition Switch

When you use heavy key chains for your car keys, your ignition switch is most likely to become worn out. And a loose ignition switch is also a major reason why you can’t start your vehicle.

Bring this to an expert to avoid further damage and inconvenience.

If you experience one or more of the following problems, don’t hesitate to call us now. Our years of experience will guarantee an efficient and affordable service.

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