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Auto & Fleet Mechanic

5160 Pentecost Drive #C
Modesto, CA 95356

All of a sudden, your car won’t start! Is the culprit the battery, the starter, or the alternator? It could be that the battery doesn’t have enough charge to start your car. Or possibly, the alternator isn’t sending power to the battery. The smart thing to do is to head to your auto shop and ask for a thorough inspection to determine the cause and rule out other issues.

Let’s say that the battery and alternator have been ruled out. So just what are the signs of a bad car starter?

  1. Clicking sound when you turn the key in the ignition.
  2. The lights come on, but the engine won’t start.
  3. The engine doesn’t crank or rev up.
  4. The starter has overheated and smoke is coming from the car.
  5. The starter is soaked with oil.

Even though the starter system is designed for repeated use under a variety of weather and road conditions, as with all other vehicle components, the wear and tear of daily use, extreme conditions, and poor maintenance can create problems. There are several other causes that may result in a starter going bad:

  • Loose wiring
  • Dirty connections
  • Battery corrosion
  • Damaged or worn-out parts in the starter system
  • Oil leaks

Tip to Remember: Don’t wait to get stranded with a car that won’t start. If you have started noticing starting problems, have your car checked out as soon as possible before it leads to other car problems.

Want to know more about what are the signs of a bad car starter? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about starters, alternators, and batteries and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Wondering what are signs of a bad car starter? Many of the signs are the same for either alternators going bad or a weak car battery.

All of a sudden, your car won’t start! Is the culprit the battery, the starter, or the alternator? It could be that the battery doesn’t have enough charge to start your car. Or possibly, the alternator isn’t sending power to the battery. The smart thing to do is to head to your auto shop and ask for a thorough inspection to determine the cause and rule out other issues.

Let’s say that the battery and alternator have been ruled out. So just what are the signs of a bad car starter?

  1. Clicking sound when you turn the key in the ignition.
  2. The lights come on, but the engine won’t start.
  3. The engine doesn’t crank or rev up.
  4. The starter has overheated and smoke is coming from the car.
  5. The starter is soaked with oil.

Even though the starter system is designed for repeated use under a variety of weather and road conditions, as with all other vehicle components, the wear and tear of daily use, extreme conditions, and poor maintenance can create problems. There are several other causes that may result in a starter going bad:

  • Loose wiring
  • Dirty connections
  • Battery corrosion
  • Damaged or worn-out parts in the starter system
  • Oil leaks

Tip to Remember: Don’t wait to get stranded with a car that won’t start. If you have started noticing starting problems, have your car checked out as soon as possible before it leads to other car problems.

Want to know more about what are the signs of a bad car starter? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about starters, alternators, and batteries and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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5160 Pentecost Drive #C, Modesto, CA 95356209-543-7575info@autoandfleetmechanic.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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