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Car Not Starting In Manchester? Call Us Today On 07943 185471
If your car won't start, we can help! Our Manchester car repair team will be able to come to you at the right time, with the right equipment, to give you the best shot at getting your vehicle working again. We'll come to you at your home as quickly as possible so you can get your car started and get on with your day.
We aim to arrive in as little as half an hour with a fully-equipped van and a specialist auto mechanic that can get your car started again. We travel all over the North West and have bases in key locations, so no matter where you are in Manchester, if your car won't start, we're well-placed to help. We've got the skilled team, the equipment, and the capabilities to fix broken-down cars on driveways all over the city, the suburbs and throughout Greater Manchester, including:
- And beyond!
At Fastlane Autocare, we know that when you go out to your car in the morning and it won't start there is nothing more frustrating or annoying than turning your key to hear nothing. Even with the great activities to do in Manchester, it still doesn't make being late for work due to car failure any better! That's why at Fastlane Autocare we offer a 24 hour 7 days a week "My Car Won't Start" call out service. We offer a comprehensive home start service for motorists across the Manchester area.
If you are in the Manchester area, rest assured that emergency car repair team are just a phone call away. We offer a rapid call-out service, with same day fault-finding as to why your car won't start. You just have to call us and wait - we'll take care of the rest.
Would you like to learn more about our car won't start inspections in Manchester? Check out our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more. There can be a number of reasons why the engine starts with difficulty, makes a noise or does not start at all - read on to see some of the most common causes.
Why won't my car start in Manchester?
We don't expect you to know why your car won't start - that's for our car mechanics to know! However, there are a lot of common reasons why cars don't start, some of which apply to Manchester especially considering the cold and wet weather the city is famous for. Perhaps a bit of water has got somewhere it's not supposed to be, or maybe the frost and ice has caused a part of the vehicle's mechanisms to seize up?
When our specialist auto mechanics turn up to your broken-down car, we're often able to identify the problem on the driveway, and in a lot of cases we can fix it there and then. If we can't, we can take it to one of our specialist garages located near you so we can get your broken-down car started as quickly as possible.
Usually when the engine turns over or makes a noise it is unlikely that the car's battery is flat. It is more likely that there is an issue with the car's fuel or ignition system. Alternatively, it might be the case that there is an electronic problem, or there might be more significant mechanical damage to the engine's supporting systems like a broken timing or serpentine belt.
If the indicator lights are turned on it is likely that the problem lies with the alternator, starter motor or another component related to the charging system. If there is a light on the dashboard indicating an issue with the security or anti-theft systems, then there is an issue with the immobiliser / security system. (It is advisable you contact a specialist in this case, we might not be able to help - although we can take a look!). On top of that, should any warning lights have lit up, then it is advisable to have an inspection to find out why the light may be on.
There are a variety of reasons for a car not starting as there are many systems which effect the mechanism for starting an engine.
If your car won’t start in Manchester it can be extremely irritating, as there may be no way of knowing what the problem is. You may have a minor issue that you could resolve with a small amount of maintenance or a quick fix from one of our mobile car repair team members, or it could be a major problem that requires a professionally trained mechanic to diagnose and repair, in which case we may need to take it to one of our auto repair centres in the North West.
If your car is not starting, the best thing to do is get one of our mechanics to come out to where you live and take a look at the vehicle. It's simple to book in with us call us today or book online. Get in touch with us as soon as possible and we'll get you back on the road before you know it!
If you would like to learn what the problem may be, we have some answers:
On older cars, the ignition system is totally different from a modern car. With modern vehicles, a diagnostic is usually required, however here are some helpful tips for older vehicles.
Cleaning around the air intake or carburettor on older vehicles - top tips!
- Only use a lint-free rag;
- Only use clean solvent, as even a speck of petrol mixed in with the solvent will cause an explosion within your car;
- This is the easiest job to self-diagnose and complete without the help of a mechanic!
However, should you see the following issues in your car, please refer to a professional car repair mechanic:
- The car engine starts but then dies
- The car engine makes a clicking noise and won’t start
- The car cranks over but won’t start
- The car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition
- The car won’t start on cold mornings
- The engine misses while idling
- The engine misses or hesitates during acceleration
- The engine knocks or pings
- There is no way of knowing what could be causing an issue with your car starting
In these instances, it is essential that you have a mechanic assess your car as soon as possible.
If your car battery has died this will be an easy problem to resolve as all that is usually required is a jump from another vehicle or a rapid recharge from the battery booster packs carried by our mobile mechanics.
Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price is not always easy. We have been in the industry for well over 15 years and are regarded as a trustworthy mobile mechanic service that can call out and fault find your vehicle's issues as to why your car won't start. You can rest assured you've made the right choice when you're with Fastlane Autocare, no matter where you are in Manchester.
To find the best local mobile mechanic in Manchester look no further than Fastlane Autocare.
If none of the indicator lights on the dashboard light up it might mean that the battery is flat. This can be because of any number of issues, such as
- Faulty battery charging system
- The battery is flat / needs recharging
- Electrical issues
- Broken serpentine belt
- Faulty alternator
- Battery cable issues
What happens next?
After a booking has been made, one of our mechanics will carry out an inspection to locate the source of the problem and establish the exact cause of why the car won't start. If there is a minor issue the mechanic will endeavour to carry out any small fixes in the labour time quoted for initially. Should there be any bigger problems, the mechanic will provide you with a quote for the work and parts necessary to repair the problem. If you accept the quote, the mechanic will order the parts and arrange for a time to carry out the repair. This can be done at your home, whilst you are out and about or even if you have come out of work and your car won't start.
What to do when your car won't start
Give our team a call directly on 07943 185471. We are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in Manchester to assist with getting you back on the road. Covering the whole of Manchester, we assist a great number of drivers in the Manchester area, getting them back on the road quickly without delay.
Fancy leaving us to it?
If your car has failed to start in Manchester why not visit Intu Trafford Centre, take a trip to The Northen Quarter or enjoy a trip to Salford Quay. Why not visit Coronation Street in MediaCity, a trip to Ancoats where the historic canals lie or a visit to Manchester International Festival is always great. Check out the Lowry, with its stunning views, or the Manchester Museum is also great attractions in Manchester. Of course, you could just follow your feet and see where you end up whilst we get your car running again.