The 21st century is full of technological wonders. Cell phones, computers, and transportation have come a long way since they were first introduced to the world. More specifically, transportation has taken big leaps forward as complex machines with a variety of moving parts. Unfortunately, with so many parts, you may not know what the issue is if a problem arises.
Potential Reasons Your Vehicle is Not StartingSo, if your vehicle is not starting, then the cause could be a variety of different issues. From your battery being dead to the fuel filter being clogged, the list of why your car is not starting is extensive. Many people often jump to their battery being the issue, but that may not always be the case. Here are just a few reasons why your vehicle may not be starting. If none of these options apply to you, then bring your car into a local Ford dealership. We will help you identify the problem and get it fixed.
Solutions for a Dead BatteryThe solution for your dead battery will depend on the battery’s issue. A dead battery caused by leaving the headlights on can easily be jump-started. On the other hand, an old or poor quality battery should be replaced. Regardless of your situation, it is important to know when your battery needs replaced. Bring your battery into a local Ford dealership for an inspection.
Jump-Starting a VehicleFollow the steps below to jump-start a vehicle.
- Located a pair of jumper cables and a working vehicle.
- Place both vehicles in the park position and shut off their engines.
- Attach the red clip (positive) to the positive terminal (larger of the two) of the dead vehicle’s battery.
- Attach the other red clip to the positive terminal on the working vehicle.
- Place the black clip (negative) to the working vehicle’s negative terminal.
- The other black clip should attach to a piece of unpainted metal away from the battery on the dead vehicle.
- Start the working vehicle and let the engine run for five minutes.
- Finally, try to start the dead vehicle.