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Ch Mobile Mechanics

Reading, 10 years of experience


23rd February 2017
“Chritop[her was really good. Knowledgeable and practically minded I highly recommend his services.”

ROY

JaguarCar Won't Start Inspection

27th December 2016
“Diagnosed problem straight away when roadside assistance mechanic had failed to.”

ROB

Toyota Corolla Verso/CombiVan • Car Won't Start Inspection


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Turbo Boost Uk

Heywood, 12 years of experience


23rd February 2017
“was great ”

CRACIUN

Mazda RX-8 • Car Won't Start Inspection

3rd November 2016
“Sarfraz was very friendly and went out of his way to solve the problem for me. Thankfully it didn't involve any new parts, but he made sure he showed me what the problem was, and didn't leave until he'd resolved it.”

WILLIAM

Vauxhall/Opel Cavalier • Diagnostic Inspection


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Glasgow Autos Ltd

Glasgow, 20 years of experience


23rd February 2017
“happy with the job, decent price, quick turn around.!i like the fact they pick up the car. Would recommend to a friend ”

BEN

Ford Mondeo • Car Won't Start Inspection

17th January 2017
“Car took a bit longer than expected (mainly due to waiting on parts which isn't their fault) and was charged an additional recovery fee which although is listed on the mechanics site was claimed to be free via click-mechanic. Click- mechanic did not provide adequate rules on this despite me asking!
The service from the mechanic was great though, excellent in fact and am very pleased with the results “

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GREG

MG TF • Clutch replacement


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Lynsted, 20 years of experience


22nd February 2017
“Joe was friendly, performed the expected diagnosis and provided good advice about how to solve what turned out to be a warm starting problem.”

DAVID

Mazda MX-5 • Car Won't Start Inspection

17th October 2016
“Joe arrived before agreed time and was very polite & friendly. Sorted out the problem in no time.”

ROBERT

Ford Transit • Car Is Smoking Inspection


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248 Reviews

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Mobile Autocare

Essex, 20 years of experience


21st February 2017
“Darren arrived between the times stated. He was very helpful.”

JOANNE

Ford Focus • Car Won't Start Inspection

15th April 2016
“Excellent polite, on time. Explained the job. ”

KERIE

Hyundai Getz • Clutch replacement (Plate, cover & release bearing)

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Want to learn more about Car Won't Start inspections?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

There can be a number of reasons why the engine starts with difficulty, makes a noise or does not start at all.

Usually when the engine turns over or makes a noise it is unlikely that the car's battery is flat. It is more likely that there is an issue with the car's fuel or ignition system. Alternatively, it might be the case that there is an electronic problem or there might be more significant mechanical damage to the engine's supporting systems like a broken timing or serpentine belt.

If the indicator lights are turned on it is likely that the problem lies with the alternator, starter motor or another component related to the charging system. If there is a light on the dashboard indicating an issue with the security or anti-theft systems, then there is an issue with the immobilizer/security system (it is advisable you contact a specialist in this case, we might not be able to help). On top of that, should any warning lights have lit up then it is advisable to have an inspection, to find out why the light may be on.

If none of the indicator lights on the dashboard light up it might mean that the battery is flat. This can be because of any number of issues, like:

  • Faulty battery charging system
  • The Battery is flat / needs recharging
  • Electrical issues
  • Broken serpentine belt
  • Faulty alternator
  • Battery cable issues

Find out what problem the car is facing exactly by selecting your car at the top of this page and identify the problem in our online diagnostic tool!

What happens next

After a booking has been made, one of our mechanics will carry out an inspection to locate the source of the problem and establish the exact cause of why the car won't start. If there is a minor issue the mechanic will endeavour to carry out any small fixes in the labour time quoted for initially. Should there be any bigger problems the mechanic will provide you with a quote for the work and parts necessary to repair the problem. If you accept the quote the mechanic will order the parts and arrange for a time to carry out the repair.

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