Common Volkswagen Maintenance Services: Failure to Start Repair | Carter VW in Ballard
We've all got busy lives that mean we're always on the go, go, go. When your Volkswagen won't start in the morning, that's a "No, no, no!" kind of moment. Thinking about catching a ride to the auto parts store for a new battery or starter? Woah, woah, woah — don't just replace components willy-nilly. At Carter Volkswagen, we've got the know know know-how to get your car starting up strong once again without playing a costly guessing game.
Why Isn't My Volkswagen Starting Up in the Morning?
Many people will be quick to blame a bad battery for their car not starting up. However, that's only one possible cause. You might end up wasting money replacing a battery that's perfectly good.
See, if your alternator is bad, your battery may have completely discharged. But all it needs is a full charge and it's back in business. With a jump-start, you should be able to safely make it to our service center for alternator service and a full battery charge.
What's more, there are plenty of other, non-battery-related reasons your car might be playing dead. If the starter has gone bad, these can be difficult for amateurs to replace. Starting problems can also be caused by a bad starter solenoid, problems with the anti-theft immobilizer, fuel pump and spark plugs — just to name a few.
Rather than replace the battery and hope that your car starts, just get a jump start or a tow to the Carter Volkswagen service department. We stock the quality parts you'll need to have your Volkswagen fixed. Better still, our factory-trained service professionals have the expertise necessary to get it right the first time.
How to Book a Service Appointment at Carter Volkswagen
You can schedule your service appointment right here on our website. Or, if you have questions before you arrive, give us a call at the phone number on the bottom of this page. We look forward to meeting you! If time is of the essence, feel free to stop in today without an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome at our service center, conveniently located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
The Carter Advantage Sets us Apart from the Rest
With hassle-free loaner cars, free vehicle inspections, regular shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi and courtesy settings personalization, you'll get more during every maintenance visit at Carter Volkswagen. We call it the Carter Advantage. It's our dedication to earning your business through friendly, knowledgeable service and a comfortable, connected waiting area. Best of all, you can rest easy knowing your Volkswagen is being cared for by the experts. It's why we think the Carter VW service department is an even better value than neighborhood mechanics and national service chains.