Think about getting into your car, turning the key in the ignition, only for it to crank a few times. It's frustrating. 'Vehicle hard to start' problems are very common. To find out why your vehicle has trouble starting, you need to check everything from the fuel system to the starter motor. These problems mainly occur during the winter because the cold temperature affects the operations of an automobile. Some of the causes that cause your car to fail to start include but are not limited to;
Low Levels of Fuel
During cold seasons, you must keep your oil tank full or at least half full. This way, only a tiny amount of fuel will be condensed. When the oil level gets extremely low, the fuel line freezes, thus preventing the distribution of fuel to the engine. The result of this will be, having trouble when starting your vehicle.
Extreme cold can affect the performance of a battery. The battery operates by producing electrons through chemical reactions. Cold temperatures slow down this process. As a result, fewer electrons are generated, and the supply of electrons is insufficient energy, which is needed by the starter. Worn-out batteries s also brings out the same effect.
A vehicle starter's work is to harness an automotive battery's power. A lousy starter can be one of the primary reasons your vehicle has trouble starting. With time, starter motors start wearing out and eventually break down. Once you turn on the ignition switch and nothing happens, or your vehicle turns over slowly, you should check out your starter.
A solenoid is a cylindrical coil of wire that facilitates the power flow from the battery to the starter. If the solenoid is broken or worn out, your car will automatically have trouble starting. If there is no sound from the starter when the key is turned on, there is a high chance that the solenoid is faulty. A starter diagnosis helps you detect whether the glitch comes from the solenoid or the motor.
Owning a vehicle doesn't automatically mean that you know all the problems that make your vehicle have trouble starting. If you are having trouble starting your car, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Richman Automotive & Towing today!