3 Things To Check For If Your Vehicle Is Not Starting This Winter

Winters in Minnesota can get bitter. We’re no strangers to below zero temperatures. So it would be better to drive than walk somewhere.

However, you don’t want to deal with the issue of your vehicle not starting. Trinity Auto Care, your auto shop in White Bear Lake, MN provides you with this guide on what to look for when your vehicle isn’t starting this winter.

To prevent any issues from happening, it may be a good idea to get it inspected. An ASE-certified technician near Stillwater, MN will be able to help you determine if your vehicle is ready for the cold days ahead. Let’s take a look now at the three possible issues that may cause your vehicle to not start.

  • Battery issues

Your battery may not have the juice it needs to start properly. To that end, it may not have charged or tested it often. Your vehicle may struggle to start, but there is no guarantee it will at all the next time.

If you need a car battery replacement near St. Paul, MN then Trinity Auto Care is the perfect place to get it done. It’s backed by a 3 year, 36000 nationwide warranty. And you can get it installed on the same day.

If your battery is still in good shape, make sure it’s on a charger during the winter. The more charged it is, the better.

  • Alternator is bad

The alternator can be a problem. You may notice the lights dimming or your stereo system not outputting at a regular level. Here’s a trick to be aware of – and it involves your radio.

Switch your radio to AM and turn it to a low number. Make sure no music is playing. Then rev up the engine to listen for a whine or fuzzy sound.

If you can hear that sound, that means your alternator is on its last legs. Then, you will need to take it to an auto shop near Hugo, MN to get it taken care of.

  • Bad spark plug

A spark plug will be instrumental in starting your vehicle. If you’re dealing with regular engine misfires, replacing your spark plug will be needed. We’ll do the job for you or you can do it yourself.

If you need more repairs beyond that, Trinity Auto Care will take good care of you. We have free loaner vehicles you can borrow.

If you need a free ride to the shop or from it, we can help. Meanwhile, we’ll fix your vehicle including replacing your spark plugs. It’s what we do to help keep your vehicle going all year long.

You need your car this winter…make sure it starts

If you have a vehicle that doesn’t start, Trinity Auto Care can help. We’ll make the right repairs needed so you’re on the road when you need to this winter. Come see us today at our location on 2382 Leibel St, STE 101, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Or you can call us at 651-369-6449. 



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