My Engine Won't Start

 
No matter what vehicle you are driving, regardless of the age, make or model, engine problems are sure to eventually happen. Proper maintenance can help reduce the needs for a car repaid; it is not a guarantee that a car will not break down. The more kilometers a car accumulates, the chances of an engine problem increases. Keep in mind that not all engine problems are serious. Often, the cause is something very simple like a dirty air filter or a loose gas cap. Here are some common engine problems your vehicle may face:

Engine Won't Start

A non-starting condition can be a common cause of an engine problem. If there is a clicking noise but the engine does not crack, it generally indicates a battery issue. Here are some common reasons an engine won't start:

  • Low or discharged battery
  • Starter motor relay failure
  • Ignition switch failure
  • Defective fuel pump
  • Clogged fuel filter

Be sure to have a certified Technician check your engine if you're experiencing any of these issues.


Overheating

A low coolant level generally cause overheating. A quick check of the coolant overflow reservoir will indicate if the coolant is leaking. If you vehicle is frequently overheating, it can be expensive to repair, so proper maintenance of the cooling system is important in order to maintain the quality of life for both the coolant and vehicle.

Here are some common reasons for overheating:

  • Faulty thermostat
  • Dirty or low coolant levels
  • Defective radiator cap
  • Non-functioning cooling fan
  • Kinked or broken radiator cap

It is important to follow maintenance schedule. Services such as oil change, oil and fuel filter replacement and tune-ups are crucial in order to keep a car performing at its peak condition. Small maintenance such as changing the air filter can make a big difference in the vehicle's performance. Proper maintenance will help prevent potential engine problems and breakdowns.



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