We know it’s sudden most of the time when your car doesn’t start. That’s why we tried to handpick the methods that will need the least equipment.
Give It a Push
A common solution that is always worth a try is pushing the car while it is in neutral mode and starting the ignition simultaneously; it works well when the road has an angle, like if you are on a hill:
Shift the gear to neutral.
Start to manually push the car until it reaches a speed of 5 miles per hour, and then try to start the engine.
Note: If the car is a manual drive (stick-shift) you would need to step on the clutch at the same time as you try to start the engine.
Plug It In
All you need to do here is connect a charger (using the iconic red and black “jumper” pincers) to both your AC and car batteries. Unfortunately, this fix takes some time, so you’ll have to wait for up to 4 hours and 30 minutes before your battery is charged enough for the engine to start.
Check the Lights
As we said before, sometimes the issue is with the battery being weak or completely dead. You can find out if this is the case by checking the car lights; if you see no lights coming on in the car (either the dashboard or the headlights), you almost certainly have a dead or weak battery.
Turn your car keys as if you were starting your car and then back to start position again around ten times in a row, then wait around five minutes. After that, check if the engine starts; if the lights are brightly shining, then the battery isn’t faulty.
It’s a common incident for the ignition key connections to stick. If that’s the case, you can try to smack the ignition key with any solid metal available, like the iron part in your car jack in order to loosen them.
One of those tricks should get your car started. Now, let’s talk about how to locate the problem to get it fixed later.