It is always a frustrating experience when you turn the ignition key to the "Start" position and nothing happens. Perhaps, you have an important appointment or meeting to attend!
To ensure you hit the road once again and as fast as possible, we have discussed below some factors that could make your car not to start. However, you may need to contact a local expert from Tampa Locksmith for prompt and professional assistance.
Problems with Ignition Switch
If a car refuses to start, the ignition switch is probably the first vehicle’s mechanism a driver would reason to be at fault. Of course, the ignition could have gone bad if you can’t get the engine to start. It is, however, important to note that an issue with the car battery could disguise itself as an issue with the ignition. This is so because a dead car battery does cause a car not to start. For proper diagnosis and ignition repair or replacement, call a local automotive locksmith for expert help.
If nothing is wrong with your vehicle’s ignition switch or battery, then the problem could stem from how your car key signals the transceiver or onboard computer of the vehicle. Invalid signaling can be caused by battery replacement. Some vehicle renders invalid all exiting car keys when the battery is changed.
Also, when an internal component of a car key such as the transponder chip becomes damaged, this would lead to the key being unable to start the car. And if you have a new transponder key that is yet to be programmed to your vehicle, you may not be able to get the car to start.
A Worn Mechanical Key
With years of use, a physical metal key is more likely to wear down. When a key becomes ill-fitting, it becomes hard for the key to make the right contact and turn the ignition cylinder. You can determine whether a particular car key is worn by using a spare key that is not as frequently used as your everyday key to turn the ignition cylinder. If this step works, you may need to contact a nearby locksmith to get a new copy to replace the worn key. If the car doesn’t start, then other potential causes would need to be explored preferably be a qualified professional.
Dead Fob Key Battery
To start some cars without a mechanical key slot requires a key fob to push the “Start” button. If the battery powering up the fob key is dead, the car won’t start. Replacing the fob battery is often a simple task. Therefore, you may not need to contact an auto locksmith for assistance. Because key fob battery varies in sizes and amperage from automaker to automaker, you need to ensure you’re getting the right replacement. For the perfect fob key battery, contact us at Tampa Locksmith.
Because of the complex nature of the issues discussed above, you’ll need the help of a qualified locksmith instead of tinkering with the problem. Though your car not starting could be an overwhelming experience, calling the right auto locksmith will help you resolve whatever the issue could be. Whether for ignition issue or key problem, contact Tampa Locksmith today for expert help.