Truck Not Starting?

Are you having trouble starting your truck?  There is nothing worse than being in a hurry to get on the road and suddenly discovering that, when you turn the key, the engine won’t turn over.  Nothing happens, and that means that you aren’t going to get on the road as quickly as you had planned.

There are a couple of things that you can do to troubleshoot the issue on your own, even if you are not the most mechanically-inclined person.  These quick checks may lead to a very fast solution, which could save you time, money, or even the job.

Start by checking the fuel level.  I know, know… it is a ridiculous suggestion, but it is amazing how many times drivers pull into the parking lot on fumes and can’t figure out why the vehicle won’t start right back up.  Be sure there is fuel in the tank, before you perform any other maintenance checks.

Once you are sure that you have a satisfactory fuel level, check the cable connections.  Loose or damaged cables can stop the connection between the ignition switch and the engine, which means, of course, that you aren’t going to get that truck started until the cable is reattached, repaired, or replaced.

If the problem is still a mystery, then it might be a good idea to call your usual truck repair service.  It may be possible to get some tips, or to have a professional work through troubleshooting the problem with you, over the phone, so you can get the truck to the shop safely.

While we always understand your need to get back on the road as quickly as possible, we also want to be sure that you are doing so in a safe manner, so that both you and your vehicle can continue to do the job long into the future.

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