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Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

If your car simply does not start, there can be several reasons it won't start. A worn-out battery, a damaged starter, corroded connection cables, or a bad alternator could cause this issue. Here are a few ways you can tell why your car is not starting. Signs that You Have a Bad Battery If your car will not start on cold mornings and the engine sounds sluggish, then the battery is probably to blame. Usually, when the battery is close to exhausted, the car will barely make any sound, and the interior lights will also fail to come on. Sometimes it is not the battery itself that is dead, but some damaged or corroded wires might come loose, undermining power transfer from the battery to the car. If your battery has visibly damaged terminals or wires, it is probably too far gone to save, so it's time to buy a new one. Using a visibly damaged battery increases your chances of getting stranded at inopportune times because the battery will only get more damaged. Another way to tell ... read more

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