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Top garages for My Car Won't Start in Seaham (86 found)
City Auto Solutions
391 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
3.8 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

MIA MV.LTD t/a SURE VEHICLE CENTRE
110 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Wearside Auto Centre
223 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.2 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Washington Auto Repair Centre
37 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

MotorFreakz
22 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.0 / 5

We offer a wide range of motoring services from mots to engine replacements. We aim to beat any genuine quotation so please feel free to call or message or even pop in an

Hylton Road MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

If you need a reliable MOT service that you know you can count on, then you know you have come to the right place. We understand that when you need a reliable garage,

Origin Automotive Ltd
35 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

Coast Road Vehicle Repairs
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Horden, Peterlee
4.9 / 5

We are a reliable, friendly garage and mobile team of trained technicians. Our garage is based in Horden, near Peterlee. Mobile work is available upon request. We are spe

J J Transport
4 Jobs Completed
Houghton Le Spring
5.0 / 5

J J Transport are your local indepedent garage based in Hetton-Le-Hole. We are a fully-fledged garage offering our customer all mechanical repairs, servicing, classand 7

Mick Kendrick Independent Specialist
4 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

My name is Mick Kendrick and I am a BMW Senior Technician, having worked for a BMW main dealer for 13 years. I’ve been in the motor trade industry for almost 45 years no

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

AJ Automedics
3 Job Completed
Dragonville
5.0 / 5

Hello! Welcome to AJ Automedics - Winner of Motor Codes garage of the year 2015 and have been in the top 50 garages in the UK since 2012! We are a female friendly full

Just Car Clinic Durham
30 Jobs Completed
Durham
5.0 / 5

Just Car Clinic Durham is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England. Every

T&M Autos Mobile Mechanics North East
38 Jobs Completed
Chester le Street
5.0 / 5

"We are a mobile servicing company and work 24-7. We do servicing 24 hours per day this mite sound funny but a lot of people work night shift and the last thing they want

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Car Won't Start? Find a mechanic near Seaham
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 Seaham bookings

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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 Seaham 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 Seaham 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 16,842 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find a competitive repair deal for you.

To find the best garages available in Seaham:

  • 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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