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Car won’t start? Find trusted local garages and mobile mechanics to get you back on the road

Who Can Fix My Car will find you the best quotes available that are local to you if your car won’t start.

Whatever the symptoms (for example, a clicking noise, or an issue with cold mornings, or after a long drive), one of our specialists will put things right for a competitive price.

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Top garages for My Car Won't Start (10,338 found)
HD Motor Sports LTD
127 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
4.6 / 5

HD Motor Sports LTD

A garage for all your car solutions with a very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's, that we have built up over the years we have been running a garage.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2411 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Balmoral Motor Company
32 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Over the years we have built up a reputation for outstanding customer service and excellent mechanical repair work.

Why choose Balmoral Motor Company Ltd?
Experienced professionals
MOT test centre
Comprehensive vehicle repair service
Daewoo & Chevrolet specialists
All makes & models welcome
Courtesy car available

We provide a vehicle collection service to:
Queensferry
Edinburgh
Penicuik
Gorebridge
Haddington
Musselburgh

All of the parts we supply and fit are under warranty and all of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
83 Jobs Completed
london
4.6 / 5

We at Best Motors service centre have been providing our customers and the general public our superb service each and every time for 25+ years. We are a officially VAT registered Mercedes Benz garage.
We are open from 8.30 to 6 on weekdays and on Saturday from 8.30 to 2.
We undertake all jobs for all cars at all ages, our elite team will attend to all your cars needs from mechanical to electrical to MOTS.

N & J AUTOCARE
463 Jobs Completed
Whiston
4.9 / 5

PLEASE AT THIS TIME DON'T ACCEPT ANY JOB THROUGH THIS SITE WHILE THE COVID19 IS ACTIVE! ONLY ACCEPT A JOB WHEN THE WORK HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AS THINGS ARE CHANGING ON A DAILY BASIS

Here at N & J Autocare we aspire to deliver a reputable top quality service to all of our customers. Our technicians have many years experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. From MOT's to clutch replacements, we use quality parts and approach every job with the same level of professionalism to ensure you are back on the road swiftly.

Local transport links are close by but if you wish to wait around the hospital is a 2 minute walk down the road we're you can get refreshments.

Diamond Mot Centre
1 Job Completed
Langley park
5.0 / 5

We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility, fully equipped for all of your class 4 ,5L & 7 MOTS. Servicing, diagnostics with all the latest equipment and vehicle repairs needs.Our garage is safe, clean and family-friendly; you are more than welcome to wait and observe while your MOT is being carried out in a heated viewing area also CCTV viewing available along with refreshments available . We are based in Langley park county Durham

Advanced Service Centre LTD
40 Jobs Completed
grays essex
4.5 / 5

Here at Advanced Service Centre we have a grate team of highly trained experienced technicians working in a small business environment making your experience with us count, We thrive to exceed your previous garage experiences and be your dealer alternative for the road ahead. Specialising in the diagnosis of any problem with your motor vehicle. We have the very latest diagnostics equipment and tracking equipment to ensure accurate results every time. We are a privately run business which acts with a friendly but professional attitude. Our modern workshop features the latest in diagnostic equipment along with the tools for practically any job.

Wilco Motosave - Doncaster
157 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.9 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

Greens Mobile Mechanics
258 Jobs Completed
Pontypool
4.5 / 5

Established in 2016, Greens Mobile Mechanics is a mobile service that brings all the qualities of a garage to a place that is convenient to you, whether it be home, work or roadside. We offer an efficient and reliable service in addition to honest advice, all at affordable prices. You will never be surprised with hidden costs. All our repairs come under warranty and are carried out to the highest standard.

All our mechanics have been through thorough training and have gained a vast amount of knowledge over the years and expanded their skills which allows them to carry our all services and repairs on cars and motorbikes. Our goal is to provide a fantastic service to customers at a place and time that is convenient for them, removing the stress of going to a garage.

Offering a 24/7 mobile service gives you peace of mind that we can be there any hour of the day. Our team has access to a well-equipped workshop and basic recovery when required.

Somerset Vehicle Services
58 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services:
Full & Interim Servicing
MOT Class 4 & 7
Diagnostics
Fault code reading
Tyre fitting & balancing
Wheel alignment
Air Conditioning (Service, repair & re-gas)
Welding

..Although SVS is not yet an MOT centre you can still book your MOT with us. We work closely with local MOT centres i​n order to offer you the same great service when your MOT's due. We will drop your car off for its MOT, collect it, carry out any repairs if required and get a free retest.
Class 4 MOT's only £45
Class 7 MOT's only £49

Why choose SVS for tyres?
Immediate fitting while you wait
Huge range of new tyres in stock
Tyres ordered in the same day before 11:30am, or first thing the next day
We will beat any quote, guaranteed
Free tyre & pressure check, just pop in!

Fife Autocentre - Leven
88 Jobs Completed
Leven
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

M&M AUTOTECH LTD
697 Jobs Completed
Grovehill Road, Beverley
4.9 / 5

Mike first opened the business in 2010 from previously working at Vauxhall Main Dealers. Mike started with the aim of getting back to the basics of motor repairs and to grow Mike's reputation as a respected and trustworthy independent local garage.When it comes to customer service our honesty and reliability has not gone unnoticed and we have many repeat customers.We take pride in the fact that you will be speaking to the technician who works on your car, from booking it in to picking it up on completion of the work, it is no wonder the business has gained its reputation for being customer-focussed and friendly to deal with.Making the customer feel at home when they bring their car in for service or repair is a top priority for us, this helped us win an industry award last year.

M3 MOTORS CARDIFF
7 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

MOT
Service
Clutch
Brakes
Exhaust

VR Car Services
410 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

VR Car Services are a newly established business, owned and ran by good friends Rick and Vladis. We have been working side by side for the last 5 years, and we have over 20 years of combined experience working on all makes and models of vehicles. We pride ourselves on being able to take on the jobs that other garages don’t want to, and we have very good knowledge of how to take apart and fix parts, instead of just replacing them as per standard practice nowadays. We repair gearboxes on site ourselves, for example. We work Monday to Saturdays, however, we may be able to take on a Sunday appointment with prior agreement.

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
West Sussex
4.8 / 5

Hello
.MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type and XK Jags, TVR's to name a few.

Thank you in advance for considering me to look after your vehicle.

Regards

Mike.

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Car Won't Start - Find a Garage or Mobile Mechanic
Frequently asked questions
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What are common reasons a car won't start?

The most common reasons a car won't start are as follows: a flat battery, corroded or poor battery connection, fuel pump faults (or no fuel), a carburetor or choke issue, a fuel-injection fault, or a damp distributor cap.
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Why won't my car start in cold weather?

A cold-weather start problem is usually caused by one of two reasons: first, car batteries are less efficient in cold weather and may not have enough power to turn the engine (you may hear a clicking noise, or the starter may only turn the engine slowly.) Second, cold weather can point towards a problem with your carburetor or choke - in older cars - or fuel injection system in newer cars.
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Why won't my car start after a long drive?

A 'hot start problem', as it is known, typically points to an engine-management or sensor issue, for example: temperature sensor, oxygen sensor / lambda sensor giving an incorrect reading, leading to an incorrect air/fuel mix and ignition timing. It could also be a crankshaft sensor issue - again, leading to poor ignition timing.
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My car won't start and it just clicks. Why?

If you turn the key and just hear a clicking noise, this is because your car battery is flat. The clicking you hear is the ignition circuit activating, but the battery has insufficient power to turn the starter motor and start the car. It can be resolved with a new battery, a jump start from another car, or, in manual-transmission cars, a push-start.
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Does WhoCanFixMyCar work with mobile mechanics?

Yes! Many of our members are mobile mechanics, and plenty more are fixed-location garages with a mobile service, such as a call-out van. Post your job and you'll see which members are able to come to you.
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How much does it cost to get my car started?

Typically, a mechanic or garage will have a 'call out' charge of around £50, which includes some diagnosis time. That may be all you have to pay! Additional labour time or components will cause the cost to rise of course - just post your job to assess your options.

Average rating for  My Car Won't Start  bookings

4.77

244 reviews

Car Won't Start? Here are average costs to get you back on the road

The cost of a fixing a car that won't start can vary depending on exactly what is causing the issue. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


My Car Won't Start Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£94.72
Ford£78.71
BMW£221.46
Mercedes£121.81
Peugeot£74.48
Renault£75.23
Volkswagen£74.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2020 and 19/10/2020.

Car won't start?

There are a variety of reasons for a car not starting as there are many systems which effect the mechanism for starting an engine and getting a car on the go.

It can be incredibly irritating for your car not to start as there’s often no way of knowing what the problem is.

You may have a minor issue that could be resolved with a small amount of maintenance.

But on the other hand, there could be a major problem that requires a professionally trained mechanic to diagnose and repair.

If your car won't turn on the best thing to do is get a mobile mechanic to come out to where you live and inspect the vehicle which you can do by entering your details in the form above.



Car not starting on a rainy day

If your car seems to be working fine on a dry day but then won’t start when it’s raining, it’s likely that the car’s distributer cap has moisture inside.

Fortunately, this is not disastrous and won’t require a huge amount of repair work from a mechanic. All that is involved in the service is using solvent to evaporate moisture from the unit.

If you think you can carry out this job yourself and know where your distribution cap is, it is essential that you keep the following points in mind.

·        Only use a lint free rag

·        Only use clean solvent as even a speck of petrol will cause an explosion within your car.

This is the easiest job to self-diagnose and complete without the help of a mechanic.


However, the following issues should be referred onto a professional should you see these symptoms in your own car:

·        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 you an issue, so it is essential that you have a mechanic assess your car as quickly as possible.

If your car battery has died this will be an easier problem to resolve as all that is required is a jump from another vehicle.



Finding a Local Mechanic to Assess Your Car

Finding a mechanic that you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price is not always easy.

We work with a network of mechanics and garages across the UK and using our site can find a competitive repair deal for you.



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·        Enter your car registration number

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·        You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the repair online.

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