It’s freezing and the car won’t start

It’s freezing and the car won’t start

A discharged battery is not always responsible for winter start problems. What else could be the cause of these problems? In summer, even old and neglected cars usually start without problems. These appear…
It’s freezing and the car won’t start?
A discharged battery is not always responsible for winter problems with starting the car. What else could be the cause of these problems?
In summer, even old and neglected cars usually start without problems. These occur only when temperatures fall below zero and the air becomes humider than in summer. They are usually the responsibility of the battery, which cannot provide the pacemaker with enough energy due to a discharge. Sometimes, however, we have to look elsewhere for the causes – in faulty electrical cables or worn out spark plugs. However, how to diagnose such faults? What should be done to eliminate them?
A car? To service!
Owners of new cars in case of problems with winter start do not have too many possibilities. The only thing left for them is to visit the service centre and entrust the diagnosis to professional mechanics. Usually it will require you to leave the car until the next day, because most of the faults can only be detected when the engine is completely cold.
Petrol engine does not start
However, if you have a car with a petrol engine, you can diagnose and fix many problems yourself. First of all, it is worth checking the condition of high voltage cables. It is best to do it in a dark room with the engine running. If you notice sparks, it means that the cables are suitable for replacement. Remember, however, that the wires should not be touched while the car is working – it may cause electric shock. However, if the cables are not damaged, the world of ignition may be the culprit. They should be replaced as soon as possible, because further driving will result in a decrease in the car’s power, higher fuel consumption and the risk of damage to the cables.
Winter diesel problems
Owners of diesel cars have less room for manoeuvre. In case of problems with starting the car on a winter morning they can only check if the glow plugs are working. Ignition problems may result from their wear or relay failure.
Gas car – why doesn’t it work in winter?
When driving a car with LPG installation, we must remember about frequent replacement of spark plugs. In this type of engines these elements wear out much faster. In the summer it is easy not to notice a failure of one of the spark plugs, but in the winter it means that our car will not start. Therefore, when temperatures fall, we should watch them closely and react quickly to possible failures.

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