Popular repair tips from the Car Doctor
My car wont start!
There are a few basic tests you can perform with little or no tools. Start with turning the headlights on; are they strong and bright? If so, the battery is likely to be charged. Check the electrical connections from the battery to the starter looking for corrosion or a poor connection. Dont forget to check for a possible faulty fuse. With a helper turning the key, tap lightly on the starter. Jarring the starter slightly may get the car to start. If it does start, you didnt fix the car, it still needs a permanent repair.