A flat or faulty battery is the most common reason that cars won’t start. It’s possible that the battery has died, or is dying.

You’ll need to find a way to jump start your car, and if that doesn’t work, you may need to consider replacing the battery. Check out some jump start tips here.

Keep in mind that not every car should be jump started - you should check your car’s owners manual before doing so. Never try to jump start a car if the battery is cracked or if it’s visibly leaking acid.

Disclaimer: Every car battery is different. Without actually examining the car, it can be hard to figure out exactly what’s actually going on with the battery. If you’re having trouble with yours, you’ll get the best advice from a professional. And always get it looked at as soon as possible, so that small problems don’t get the chance to grow into bigger ones. Never drive your car unless you’re certain it’s safe to do so.

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