Failure to Start Car Repair Information at Carter Subaru Shoreline

We understand the frustrations that come with a car that won't start, and we want to help at our authorized Subaru service center in Seattle. Our factory-certified technicians have the experience and training necessary to find out exactly why your car won't start. Below, we discuss a few of the things we think you should know about a car that won't start. This way, you'll have a better idea of what to expect when you bring the vehicle in for repairs. It only takes a minute to schedule a service appointment with our secure online form, and let us know if you need help getting the vehicle towed to our car repair shop south of Everett, WA.

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Why Won't Your Car Start?

As you can imagine, an automobile is a complex work of engineering. That means there are several reasons why your car won't start. One of the more common reasons is that the battery is dead. If you turn the ignition key (or push the start button) and nothing happens, there's a good chance that the battery or alternator is to blame. However, if you try to start the vehicle and the engine cranks over without running on its own, the problem is likely to be found elsewhere.

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It could be something as simple as being out of gas. It's easy to lose track of where the gas gauge is at, or someone may have relieved your tank of its gas in the middle of the night. If your vehicle does have gas and doesn't start, a more involved investigation will be necessary.

What if Your Engine Cranks but the Car Won't Start?

There are three basic things necessary for an engine to run: fuel, air, and spark. Without any of these, the engine simply will not start. When faced with an engine that cranks but won't start, our authorized technicians will first check the computer for any trouble codes. Often, a check engine light will alert you that the computer has an idea of why the vehicle won't start and has stored a code that points at the likely problem. However, there's not always a convenient trouble code pointing to the reason a car won't start.

An ignition coil pack that has gone out could deprive the engine of the spark necessary to run. A clogged engine air filter or bad Mass Airflow Sensor could cause problems with the airflow to the engine. There may also be an issue with the delivery of fuel to the engine due to a clogged fuel filter or bad fuel pump. To find out for sure what the problem is, we strongly recommend bringing the vehicle to an authorized service center like ours at Carter Subaru Shoreline. That way, you can avoid paying a mechanic to throw parts at the problem until they stumble upon the solution.

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Contact the Experts at Carter Subaru Shoreline for Car Repair in Seattle

The most affordable way to enjoy the best of what your Subaru can offer is to keep it well maintained. We make it easy to do just that at Carter Subaru Shoreline with competitive pricing and an easy online appointment scheduler. Our technicians can do a lot in a short amount of time, so feel free to drop by without an appointment at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133.

Why is it Better to Get Dealership Service at Carter Subaru Shoreline?

When choosing which mechanic to trust your Subaru with, consider who will know the most about your vehicle. There are a lot of good mechanics in the greater Seattle area, but none know Subaru engineering better than the technicians who are regularly trained and certified by the factory. That's who you'll find in an authorized Subaru service center like ours. Our prices are competitive with independent mechanic shops, and our frequently updated coupons for Subaru service provide even more value. If you have any questions about taking the best care of your Subaru, please give us a call. We look forward to showing you what a hassle-free dealership experience is all about at Carter Subaru Shoreline.

  1. Carter Subaru Shoreline

    17225 Aurora Ave N.
    Shoreline, WA 98133

    • Sales: (888) 614-8142

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Carter Subaru Shoreline

17225 Aurora Ave N.
Directions Seattle, WA 98133

  • Sales: 844-669-6073
  • SERVICE: (877) 371-0904
  • Parts: (888) 905-0631

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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