Honda Engine Not Working

Common Reasons Why Your Vehicle Isn't Starting

When your life involves work, home life, and kids, you need a reliable vehicle that will start up every time you turn that ignition. If something doesn't work quite right and you can't get your engine going, Vandergriff Honda has a few things that we will check out. We want to be able to get you back on the road in Arlington, TX, as soon as possible.

Checking Your Battery

The current charge of your battery is something we will consider as soon as you report to us that your engine isn't starting. If there's no charge, your battery is could be damaged, or you have drained the battery. We'll attempt to charge the battery, and we'll see if the charge can hold. If not, we'll talk to you about replacing your battery for increased reliability.

Replacing Your Ignition Switch

Your engine is paired up with an ignition switch to start your vehicle. When you press the ignition switch, you signal to your engine that you want it to start. If it doesn't, you may need to replace your ignition switch. This is one of the most common issues we see aside from a dead battery.

Problems with Your Starter

Over time, your vehicle's starter may become damaged, or it may have a faulty connection. When you press the ignition, a clicking sound will indicate something is going on with the starter.

Replacing Your Fuel Filter

Your fuel filter is designed to keep particulates out of your engine and oil. After about 20,000 to 30,000 miles, you'll need to replace this filter. The time frame may be more frequently depending on the type of driving that you do and the type of oil you're using for your vehicle. If you have a clogged fuel filter, you'll notice that not enough fuel is getting to your engine. This would result in your engine not having enough fuel to start up.

You've Run Out of Gas

One of the worse things that can happen as an automobile owner is running out of gas and not realizing it until your engine won't start. You'll need to find some way to get some gas in your tank to get moving again. Try to keep an eye on your gas gauge, and there should be an alert that flashes on your dashboard when you're running low on fuel.

If you live in the Arlington, TX area and would like one of the technicians at Vandergriff Honda to take a look at your automobile, give us a call to set up an appointment.

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Vandergriff Honda

1104 W. I-20
Directions Arlington, TX 76017

  • Phone: 844-875-1785

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