Trouble Shooting Tips

My Car Won’t Start!I turn the key and nothing happens.

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Battery deterioration
  • Starter wear
  • Neutral safety switch failure
  • Alternator failure
  • Car not in park
  • A combination of these factors

I turn the key and the engine cranks but will not start.

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Fuel system failure
  • Sensor failure
  • Ignition coil failure
  • Timing belt broken
  • Out of gas

My Air Conditioner Stopped Working!

My air blows but is not cool.

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Low Refrigerant caused by leak
  • No power to compressor
  • Compressor failure

My air does not blow.

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • A/C controller on dash failure
    Fan/blower switch failure
    Bad blower motor
    Plugged cabin air filter

My Check Engine Light Is On!

The running of the vehicle is NOT affected
Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • 02 Sensor failure
  • Emission system failure
  • Gas cap not on properly
  • The running of the vehicle IS affected
  • Could be caused by any one of these factors:
  • Bad plug wires
  • Weak fuel pump
  • Engine control module

My Car is Vibrating!

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Out of balance tires
  • Out of round or separating tires
  • Bent or warped wheels
  • Loose or worn suspension parts
  • Loose or worn drive shafts
  • Worn or broken motor mounts
  • Warped brake rotors and/or drums
  • Mud in the wheel rims

My Car is Pulling!

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Alignment problems
  • Worn suspension parts
  • Worn bushings
  • Radial tire pulls
  • Sticking calipers on brakes

My Car Squeaks When I Hit Bumps!

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Worn shocks
  • Worn struts
  • Worn suspension parts
  • Loose hub caps

My Brakes Are Squeaking!

Could be caused by any one of these factors:

  • Wear indicators on brake pads
  • Brake shoes/pads worn thin
  • Cracked brake shoes/pads
  • Type of material used in brake shoe/pads
  • Loose brake hardware
  • Worn wheel bearings

My Engine Is Over-heating!

Could be caused by any one of these factors

It happens only at idle:

  • Cooling fan relay
  • Cooling fan motor
  • Cooling fan clutch
  • Low coolant level
  • Blown head gasket
  • Plugged or inefficient radiator
  • Water pump failure

It happens while driving:

  • Thermostat
  • Coolant leak
  • Collapsed hose
  • Bad water pump belt
  • Radiator plugged up
  • Low coolant level
  • Blown head gasket

My Car Is Leaking A Fluid!

  • Green, pink, yellow, purple – antifreeze/coolant
  • Pink – transmission fluid or power steering fluid
  • Dark Brown – motor oil
  • Colorless – gasoline, brake fluid or AC condensation (water)