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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.

Post your job to compare local garage reviews and prices, and book in today!

Top garages for My Car Won't Start (10,476 found)
BRS Automotive
706 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

A J MOT and Auto Repairs
127 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Aylestone, Leicester.

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester.

Located at 10 Lutterworth Road, , we are ideally based to serve local Aylestone and the surrounding areas in Leicester, undertaking all types of Car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT, and Tyre's, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

Fordbridge Auto Centre LTD
90 Jobs Completed
Ashofrd
4.9 / 5

Fordbridge Autocentre LTD

SMS Motors
1132 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

Wilco Motosave - Selby
48 Jobs Completed
Selby
5.0 / 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.

TOTAL VEHICLE SOLUTIONS LTD
101 Jobs Completed
WEDNESBURY
4.9 / 5

We do Full engine rebuild, turbo and manual gearbox refurbishing, including with warranty.
Service for MOT and Repairs eg: (DPF Fault) deal with electrics and diagnostics faults.
Full Bodywork repairs and Paintwork.

E H Autoservices
148 Jobs Completed
Bromsgrove
4.8 / 5

Reliable and friendly car repairs.offering repairs, servicing, clutches, brakes, welding, cam belts, MOT work and diagnostics. We understand that when you have a problem with your car you need a prompt local solution and always have our mechanical experts on hand for you and your car. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am till 6pm, Saturday by appointment, we also offer free collection and delivery where it's requested. Located in sherwood road Bromsgrove covering Bromsgrove, Droitwich and surrounding areas.

Top Autos Aldershot
498 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOTs, with no job being too big or too small.

We have a team of 2 mechanics, fully qualified in motor repairs up to Senior ATA accreditation level, with over 30 years of combined mechanical experience, working on all makes and models of vehicles from cars through to light commercial vans. We only use good quality original specification approved parts, to ensure that your vehicle remains in its optimal condition, and we provide customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles’ warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind. Customer satisfaction is our main priority and you will not be disappointed with our level of workmanship.

We also provide customers with a free collection and delivery service within 10 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Maryhill Road
319 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Niche Autos LTD
872 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Brook Street Motors Bury
421 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

Sopley Garage
85 Jobs Completed
Christchurch
4.9 / 5

Sopley Garage is a well established business located in Sopley on the main road between Christchurch and Ringwood. We cover all areas of mechanical car repairs, car servicing, vehicle diagnostics and MOT testing. We take pride in providing a quality, value for money service delivered in a friendly approachable way.

Our Undertaking
All work will be carried out using only first class quality parts and lubricants. We will only undertake work which has your prior authorisation and after providing a quote which includes VAT. Any changes to the quote will be notified before being acted upon. We will respect agreed deadlines keeping you informed of any unforseen difficulties or delays. We will provide you with a clearly laid out invoice and give you feedback about any additional issues which may need attention. We will look after your vehicle and treat you with friendly courtesy.

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
22 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 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.

Parkside Garage Leeds Ltd
609 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Parkside Garage is a fully equipped garage and Mot Station for Cars Vans Motorbikes and Scooters , we are also carry out all Major Garage Repairs . We also carry out Scooter and Motor Bike Repairs . This is a Family Run Business with very friendly staff with the added bonus of very Competitive Rates . Parkside Garage pride them self on customer Satisfaction . Every aspect covered under one roof.
Parkside Garage is v.a.t registered Garage this keeps warranty on your vehicle , so no need to go to a Major Dealers to keep your warranty
Parkside Garage also offers Payment plan for those unexpected bills

BOURNE PERFORMANCE LTD
36 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
5.0 / 5

Bourne Performance Ltd are a local independent company established in 2005, with a loyal customer base in our local area of Sittingbourne. This is due to our team of highly trained and friendly technicians. We pride ourselves on providing a very high standard of service and honest and competitive pricing for all our customers.

We can meet all your Servicing and repair needs, we undertake all car and van MOT’s Class IV and VII, Diagnostics, aircon, Clutches and Brakes. To make this experience more convenient we offer a free collection and delivery service within a 5-mile radius of out location.

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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

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235 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£98.80
Ford£92.04
Volkswagen£93.61
Toyota£82.00
Peugeot£76.33
Nissan£66.30
Mercedes£150.50
BMW£57.35
Renault£101.38
Citroen£70.17

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/04/2020 and 08/07/2020.

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.



To find the best garages available in your area:

·        Enter your car registration number

·        Give us a few details about your car and your requirements

·        We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

·        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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