Car will not start


#1

The car had not been driven for a week. I went to drive it yesterday and it would not start. I noticed that the lights button had been on all this time.

I had a friend give me a boost and the car started right up. I drove to the one store and when I got back into the car to leave the car would not start.

Had to call to get another boost.

Do I need a new battery or something.


#2

You need to put the battery on a charger and let it charge the battery for at least 5 hours. The battery then should be checked to see what the condition of it is. You may need to replace it, but then it may be ok for awhile.


#3

Thanks, where do I get a charger


#4

Any discount auto parts store or plain discount store will have chargers. If the battery was old and dead for a weak, you might have killed the battery. If you don’t know much about cars and electricity, I suggest you take the car somewhere to have the battery charged and tested.


#5

The terminals usually need cleaning after one of these events. Wear eye protection (at least) when you work on your battery.