What Will My Car Do if the Starter Is Dead?

Your car will not start if the starter is dead. As its name suggests, the starter starts the engine. It works in tandem with the battery, alternator, and combustion chamber to fire your automobile up. Mechanic One Auto Repair can replace your starter when it goes bad. This usually happens between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. Hopefully, your starter will give you signs that it is going bad before it dies completely. We are going to list these signs below.

Strange Noises Before Ignition

Some starters will make strange noises before your vehicle ignites when they are going bad. For example, the starter in your automobile may click continually or whir. You may or may not be able to get your vehicle started after these noises. If you are able to get your automobile started, drive straight to our shop. You may not be able to get the engine to start the next time you attempt to do so.

An Engine That Will Not Start

As we mentioned above, a malfunctioning starter will prevent you from being able to start your engine. It doesn’t matter if the battery, alternator, and combustion chamber are ready to go. Your engine cannot start if the starter motor is dead. In this case, you will have no choice but to have your automobile towed to our shop so we can replace the starter to restore the starting abilities.

All Vehicle Lights Are Working

You can check to see if it is the starter that is preventing your automobile from starting. After you have attempted to start the vehicle, turn on the headlights and check all other vehicle lights to see if they are working. If they are, the alternator and battery are providing power through the electrical system. In other words, they are not the reason why your vehicle won’t start. Most likely, it is the starter.

Visible Smoke and/or Hot Odors

Many people keep trying to start their automobiles in frustration when the starter is dead. Unfortunately, the only thing this will accomplish is overheating the starter motor. When this happens, you will be able to smell hot odors coming from the engine. In some cases, you may also see smoke wafting from underneath the hood. Stop trying to start your automobile.

Have your vehicle towed to Mechanic One Auto Repair in Canton, MI, today if your starter is going bad. We will replace the factory-installed starter with a new one that has the quality to last for at least another 100,000 miles.

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