Main Reasons Why Your Car Isn’t Starting And How A Mobile Mechanic Can Help

Can you imagine the panic when you want to rush off to work in the morning and your car sputters then fails to start! ‘Why is this happening?’ Unfortunately, there could be any number of possibilities causing this, which is why the help of a mobile mechanic could be just the tonic you need. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we can come to you and ensure that your car is back up and running in no time. Below is a list of possible reasons why your car would refuse to start and how we will be able to help you get it running again.  


One of the main signs that you have a dead or defective battery is when it fails to start the car. A car’s engine cannot function if this critical component fails to supply it with enough power to ignite the fuel reaction. A battery usually goes flat if interior lights or other electrical components are left on overnight. To get it up and running you can try jump-starting it. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can test your battery and charging system to get to the bottom of the issue. We also carry a range of replacement batteries on board.


A car has many filters that are designed to prevent contaminants from entering your cars’ engine, cabin, and fuel system. They assist to keep the moving parts of an engine running smoothly. As the fuel filter begins to clog, you may notice signs such as sluggish response, less power than usual, or difficulty starting the car. This could well be the time to replace your fuel filter. It is recommended to replace the fuel filter in accordance with the service schedule in your owner’s manual, however certain environmental factors (such as the areas you use your vehicle), may make it prudent to change it more regularly. For peace of mind, our qualified mechanics can inspect the condition of your filter and recommend if it requires replacement. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can also perform this as part of your service.




A car’s timing belt ensures the engine’s valves open and closes when they must so that they do not have contact with the pistons. Many car users will not be familiar with this component but it’s one of the most critical parts of the engine. If the timing belt fails it can lead to extensive damage to the engine. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can assess the condition of your vehicle’s timing belt during a routine service.


This is a very common cause of a car failing to start. The starter motor is connected to the battery and is the key to set all the other parts in motion. If you hear a loud clicking sound when you start your car (and you have noticed difficulty starting the engine recently), it could be a sign that the starter motor is faulty. Jim’s Mobile Mechanics can arrange a suitable replacement for a wide variety of makes and models.

There is no need to take time out of your day to get your car service. We will come to you. At Jim’s Mobile Mechanics we have a team of qualified and experienced mechanics that will be able to come and help you at your point of need. So, what are you waiting for? If your car is refusing to start, Call 131 546 today!