Car Won't Start?
you've noticed your car acting up lately, or it's time for one of
your regularly scheduled maintenance services, bring your car to Mr.
Nobody Tires with two locations at 501 E. Long Ave and 2691 Union Rd
in Gastonia, North Carolina, NC 28054
Do you hear strange sounds like knocking or grinding? Have you begun
to notice fluids leaking underneath your car? Is it time for your
inspection or tune up? We can help if your car won't start in the
Let us help you figure out the problem
There are few
things more frustrating than going out to your car, only to find
that it won't start. There are a number of things that could be
the most common reason for cars not starting. If you turn your key
but hear only a rapid clicking sound, it is likely that you have a
dead battery and will need a jump.
If, when you turn the key, absolutely
nothing happens, then pop the hood and take a look at your battery
terminals. If they are covered in corrosion, there is a good chance
that a thorough cleaning of the posts will get your car started back
Car won't turn over
engine cranks but won't turn over, it could be one of two things.
Either you need more fuel, or, if you have enough gas, then you
might need service done on you fuel injectors to get them working
Those are just a few of the common reasons
that a car won't start. Bring your car to one of our two shops in
Gastonia NC for diagnosis and we can figure out why it's not
Mr. Nobody Tire is a full Service Auto Repair &
Tire shop with two locations at 501 E. Long Ave and 2691 Union Rd in
Gastonia, North Carolina, NC 28054. We have been serving Gaston
County Charlotte North Carolina, Dallas, Kings Mountain, Shelby, and
Belmont areas since 1964. Mr. Nobody Tire provides honest, dependable auto service and repair at a fair price.
We continue to make the investment in training and equipment to stay
ahead of the rapidly changing industry.
When it comes to car repair, we know the importance of fast,
quality, well-priced auto repairs. We strive to offer you the best
possible service when you come see us.
How to check the battery
A discharged or dead battery is one of the
possible reasons for a car not to start. Sometimes we just forget to turn
off the dome light or something else, or it could be some faulty component
of the vehicle electrical system that drains the battery down. Sometimes,
if the battery is old, it could just die one day, even if the day before
it was OK. In either case, if the battery is low on charge, it won't have
enough power to turn over the engine: you may hear some clicking noise or
the starter may turn very slow when attempting to start the engine.
Here is a simple way to check if the battery is discharged:
Turn the ignition on. Without starting the engine, turn the windshield
wipers on. If they move very slow, much slower than usual, the battery is
probably low on charge.
To safely jump a start, follow these steps:
1. Take out your jumper cables.
It's a good idea to buy a set of jumper cables and keep them in the
trunk compartment. If you don't have jumper cables, you'll have to
find a Good Samaritan who not only is willing to assist you but has
jumper cables as well.
2. Place both cars in Park or Neutral, with their ignitions
shut off and their emergency brakes on.
3. Remove the caps from both batteries (unless they're
Batteries produce explosive hydrogen gas, and a spark could set it
off. If the caps are open, you can avoid such an explosion. (Sealed
batteries have safety valves.)
4. Connect the cables.
The positive cable has red clips at either end, and the negative
cable has black clips. It's important to attach them in the proper
1. First, attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal
of your battery (it has "POS" or "+" on it, or it's bigger than the
2. Attach the other red clip to the positive terminal of the GS's
3. Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal on the
4. Attach the last black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your
car that isn't near the carburetor (if your car has one) or battery.
Figure 1 shows how both the positive and negative cables should be
Figure 1: Make sure to connect jumper cables in the proper order.
5. Try to start your vehicle.
If it won't start, make sure that the cables are properly connected
and have the GS run his or her engine for five minutes. Then try to
start your car again. If it still won't start, your battery may be
6. Disconnect the cables, thank the Good Samaritan, and resume your
Don't shut off your engine; drive around for a while to recharge
your car like Mr. Nobody!
Mr. Nobody Tire is a Full Service
Auto Repair & Tire shop serving North Carolina, Charlotte,
Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Gaston
County, City of Gastonia, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly,
Ranlo, Stanley, Kings Mountain, Shelby from Gaston County
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