Car battery woes
November 19, 2008 2:09 PM Subscribe
My relatively new car battery (~1 yo) seems to be giving me some troubles. Is this a sign of a weak battery or something more serious?
posted by pilibeen to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Ever since the weather started cooling down, I've been having some issues starting my car. Sometimes I'll turn the key and just hear a click, turn it again - click, turn it again then it'll slowly crank and eventually start. Sometimes it takes me as many as 4 or 5 turns of the key to get the thing actually cranking. It has never failed to start on me yet.
Once I'm out driving it seems fine. It'll start up fine on the first turn. It's only when the engine is completely cold that I have this issue.
The battery is only about a year old, and I'm not sure why it would start giving me problems. And why would it seem to go from not even to cranking, to eventually turning over and starting? Could this be something other than the battery? How should I go about figuring out what the issue is? I'm trying to do this on a tight budget...