There’s nothing more frustrating than getting in your Chevy only to discover that it won't start. There are a variety of reasons why your Chevy car won’t start, and before scheduling a Chevy service appointment, there are a few things you can check on your own.

After you’ve made sure that your steering wheel isn’t locked and you have enough gasoline, it’s time to contact our Chevy service center at Keyes Chevrolet. Here are five reasons your car may not be starting.

Dead Battery

The most common reason a Chevy car (or any car) won’t start is a dead battery. If you have a battery tester, check your charge to see if it’s low. A dead battery can also be jumpstarted with jumper cables.

Battery Corrosion

Another reason your Chevy car won’t start is also battery-related. Corrosion on your battery can cause trouble, and you may find that your car doesn’t start because of it. Remember that when our mechanics replace your battery, we replace it with OEM Chevy parts to ensure quality.

Bad Timing Belt

The role of your timing belt is to ensure that your engine’s valves open and close at the proper intervals so that the valves and pistons never touch. A failed timing belt can cause engine failure, which could prevent your car from starting.

Failed Ignition Coil

Your ignition coil transforms your battery’s voltage into an electric spark. A damaged ignition coil means that there is not enough power to complete the task.

Bad Starter Motor

Your starter motor’s job is to physically turn your engine over and get it to fire. If this is the issue, our mechanics will install a new one in your vehicle.

To reduce the likelihood of your Chevy car not starting, schedule a maintenance appointment at Keyes Chevrolet today.

Categories: Service, Parts

Subscribe to Our Blog