Ford Engine Not Working

Why Is My Car Not Starting?

Occasionally, problems can arise with your vehicle that prevents it from starting. Some issues may come on suddenly, while you may have some clues beforehand that a problem is present, such as dimmer lights that signal a fading battery. The type of problem you are dealing with may be easy to figure out on your own, but you'll need to have a mechanic take a look at your car to make a diagnosis and recommend repairs for others.

Empty Gas Tank

A top reason for a car to not work is an empty fuel tank. If you aren't careful about keeping track of how much fuel is in the tank, you can easily run out of gasoline and become stranded on the side of the road. Most modern vehicles will indicate when they are running critically low on fuel, such as a warning light that comes on in the dashboard.

Clogged Engine Fuel Filter

The engine in your car has a fuel filter that can cause the vehicle to stop working if it breaks. The engine's fuel filter ordinarily removes debris, dirt, and other contaminants that can enter the fuel lines and the engine. The fuel filter needs to be changed or cleaned periodically to ensure it continues to remove harmful contaminants that can impact the engine's function. The fuel filter should be swapped out or cleaned somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 miles for most vehicles. If it is not changed as necessary, your car may not work properly.

Bad Starter

Today, most vehicles have a modern electrical motor starter. The starter has the important function of signaling the engine to turn over and power your car. If the starter breaks or wears out with age, you won't be able to turn on your vehicle. The starter can also develop problems with the teeth or gearing, which also causes it to break and need replacement.

Broken Ignition

The ignition in your car is a small but important piece in ensuring the car starts up and runs smoothly. The ignition has coils that help deliver power from the battery to the engine. If the ignition fails, the engine won't receive a power supply. The ignition can be replaced easily by our service department.

Dead Battery

If the battery in your car dies, the vehicle won't be going anywhere. The battery in most cars will last a minimum of three years, and it can last as much as five years with proper care. If you leave the lights on in your car by accident or drive in extreme temperatures, your battery can lose its longevity.

For diagnostics and repairs when your car won't start, contact our dealership today.


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