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Top garages for My Car Won't Start in Dagenham (91 found)
Peter James Motor Group.
1488 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

ELITE AUTOCARE
45 Jobs Completed
Rainham
5.0 / 5

EVERYTHING YOU NEED UNDER ONE HUGE ROOF Elite Direct is a family run business which has been established since 1987. Our modern showroom of about 6,000sq. ft is open 6 d

Big LPG Automotive Service
811 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.6 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

MIC Auto services LTD
359 Jobs Completed
barking
4.2 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

London V Trader Ltd
438 Jobs Completed
Braking
3.8 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run famil

Carciti(UK) Limited
65 Jobs Completed
london
4.5 / 5

At Car Citi we believe that customers need to have a stress-free experience from day one. We are car Bodywork and mechanical work specialists based in Barking, Essex,

Buffalo Autos
916 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.2 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

SD Performance
57 Jobs Completed
ILFORD
4.7 / 5

At SD Performance we supply aftermarket parts for many brands. Including BMW, Mercedes & VW. Check out our website for more of our exclusive parts

Specialised Vehicle Services
134 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.1 / 5

We are based in Hornchurch Essex and can cater from washing your vehicle to fully servicing it to diagnosing those faults with a professional touch. We have main dealer

Prestige MOT Centre Ltd
Member since 25 May 2024
Dagenham

"Prestige MOT Centre offer a wide range of garage services including MOT & Servicing , also specializing in BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus and Land rover. We strive to

PSL Tuning
94 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
3.6 / 5

PSL Tuning is one of the leading car remapping companies in East London. With all the updated equipment, modern ideas, and expert professionals, we have gained the recogn

Redline Garage Ltd
214 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer

Naxys autos
15 Job Completed
Ilford
5.0 / 5

Naxys autos ltd offers a 24 hour mobile mechanic service based in east london, north london, central london and essex We have a highly experienced, friendly and reliab

A2B Autocentre
163 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.5 / 5

A2B Autocentre of London are a friendly and honest independent garage dedicated to providing sensational service to you and your vehicle. We are here to build solid an

Complete Motor Works Ltd
22 Job Completed
Dagenham
4.0 / 5

From Smart repairs,car collision repairs and individual paint customs to MOT and servicing. Complete Motor Works is a well established one stop automotive business specia

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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 in Dagenham bookings

4.20

5 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 in Dagenham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£91.57
Volkswagen£77.87
Nissan£83.91

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/02/2024 and 25/05/2024.

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about getting your car to start. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

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 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 it could be a major problem that requires a professionally trained mechanic to diagnose and repair.

If your car is not starting the best thing to do is get a mechanic to come out to where you live and take a look at the vehicle which you can do by entering your details in the form above.

If you would like to learn what the problem may be, read on!

No start on a rainy day

If your car seems to be working fine on a dry day but won’t start when it’s raining, it’s likely that the distributer cap has moisture inside. Fortunately, this is not disastrous and will not 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 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 mixed in 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 asap. 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.

If you need to jump start your car due to a dead battery, follow these instructions. However, don’t forget to have your vehicle checked by a local Dagenham based mechanic even if a jump start works.

  • Find your jump cables
  • Line another car up and park it, leaving both ignitions off
  • Remove the caps from each battery
  • Connect the cables
  • Attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery (it will have POS or a plus sign on it and it may be bigger than the negative terminal)
  • Attach the red clip on the other end to the terminal of the other car.
  • Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal of the working cars battery
  • Attach the other end of the black clip to a surface area of unpainted metal on the car that isn’t working (somewhere far away from the carburettor or battery)
  • Try to start your engine

If the engine starts, brilliant! Take a drive around Dagenham as this will recharge the battery.

If it doesn’t, go back and make sure the cables are all attached properly and let the other car run for five minutes or so.

If the car still won’t start, then it is likely your car has a major issue that you should get a mechanic to look as soon as possible.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price is not always easy. We work with a network of 17,966 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find a competitive repair deal for you.

To find the best garages available in Dagenham:

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
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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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