The New Orleans auto repair pros at Twin Tire will help when your car won’t start.
You're headed to work, or some place more fun, like the Krewe du Vieux parade, and your car won't start. After you finish muttering nasty words under your breath, you figure it's no big deal, you'll get someone to jump start your car. After all, car batteries are notorious for dying in the cold weather. That must be what's happened.
Whoa! Not so fast!
It's true. Batteries do frequently die in cold weather. But your battery might not be the culprit here. You could actually have a problem with your alternator. And although alternator problems are not a good thing, it could be something as simple as a broken alternator belt. Belts of all types can stiffen and then break in colder weather.
So how do you know whether the problem is the battery or the alternator? Well, if it's the belt, you might see that it's broken. Or, as itstillruns.com says, you could put it through one of several tests, such as checking the alternator light after you get a jump. Once the car's started, if the alternator light doesn't go off, the charging system needs work.
Of course, you might not have to guess if it's the alternator or the battery. If your alternator light was on before you stopped driving, then it's a clear issue. As itstillruns says, "If your alternator light comes on while you are driving, you should head directly to a garage. The car will continue to run normally, but will stop when the battery drains, which won't take long."
Whether you have an alternator problem or a battery issue, the solution is the same: Consult the expert, certified New Orleans auto repair technicians at Twin Tire Auto Care. They'll get you running again.
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto repair and auto care service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you: Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.