Whether you are in your own driveway or 100 miles from home, you’re still going to get that same sinking feeling when you turn your car key and it doesn’t start up. Of course, it may be far easier to get help if you are home rather than traveling, unless you pair your extended auto warranty with roadside assistance. But it can also be helpful to identify the problem, so here are four possible reasons your car isn’t starting.
- The battery is drained – This is one of the more common problems. The good news is that all you need is a jump start to get going again unless the battery is completely dead, in which case it will have to be replaced.
- An alarm problem – If your car alarm has a feature that prevents vehicle startup when there is an alert, you may see a light flashing on your alarm.
- Battery cable corrosion – If the battery cables fail, it won’t matter if your battery has a full charge. The cable will have to be replaced. If there is just some corrosion, you may be able to clean it off and get a good connection.
- The starter has gone bad – This will require the most extensive repairs because the starter will have to be replaced, and it is often difficult to get to.
Roadside Assistance and Other Extended Warranty Features
At Vehicle Service Center, we offer the best extended auto warranty plans along with roadside assistance add-ons like jump assist for when you run out of battery at an inconvenient time. Contact us today at 1-800-280-6708 to learn more, or you can request your free quote online.