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Why won't my vehicle start? Here are five common reasons

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We tend to just jump into our vehicles and fire them up without thinking about what it really takes to get moving. But the reality is that it's actually a rather complex process that enables your car to roar to life and take off down the road. It requires a particular mixture air, fuel, and electricity, as well as specialized parts that make everything go.

The next time you're turning your key, you might stop to think about the complexities involved with getting your car out of your driveway. Nonetheless, some things will inevitably go wrong. There are a number of reasons that could result in your vehicle not starting. Here's a look at five of those reasons.

Failing Alternator

This is what charges up your battery. If it's not operating, you will soon run out of juice, and be left stranded.

Bad Starter

You should become particularly suspicious of your starter as a culprit if you turn over the key and are hearing a clicking sound. Starters have a motor and a solenoid that are both subject to failure as a result of standard wear and tear. You need the starter to engage the flywheel and get it spinning.

Dirty Fuel Injectors

When your fuel injectors become particularly dirty, it creates a situation where your combustion chamber might not be able to receive the fuel that it needs to get your engine running. In this scenario, you might try a fuel additive.

Bad Fuel Pump

If your fuel pump has gone kaput, gasoline won't be able to make the transit from the tank to the engine, leaving you unable to start up. One symptom of a failing fuel pump is herky-jerky acceleration.

Faulty Ignition Switch

This is what makes the electrical pathway that your engine needs to be able to fire. One sign that it is is failing is that your dash lights are flickering.

If your vehicle is having trouble starting and you're in need of diagnostic services or engine repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable shop. For auto repair and maintenance in Chico, the experts to contact are at Boradori Automotive. Go ahead and give Boradori Automotive a call today!

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