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Ask the Mechanic

My car won't start. What might be wrong?

There may be a variety of reasons you car won't start.

First, if your car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition - check your battery. If the battery looks corroded, the issue may be your battery. Also, be sure there aren't any loose or unconnected cables around the battery.

If you car makes a clicking noise when you try to start it, again check the battery and battery connections.

Winterizing Your Car

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know how to prepare your car and yourself for driving in the unexpected weather that winter may bring?
Here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared.


At any temperature -20° Fahrenheit below zero or 90° Fahrenheit above -weather affects road and driving conditions and can pose serious problems. It is important to monitor forecasts on the Web, radio, TV, cable weather channel or in the daily papers.

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