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Won't start Cold weather...can't get it to turn over and start. When the weather warms up it is fine....I can't wait for it to warm up now! Has recently been in for an oil change

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Most vehicles have problems starting when it is cold. Short of installing a block heater, your problem lies in your battery. if it is cold in your area for a few months of the year, my suggestion is to invest in a higher rated CCA battery, and a block heater.

Cold Cranking Amps is a rating used in the battery industry to define a battery's ability to start an engine in cold temperatures. The rating is the number of amps a new, fully charged battery can deliver at 0° Farenheit for 30 seconds, while maintaining a voltage of at least 7.2 volts, for a 12 volt battery. The higher the CCA rating, the greater the starting power of the battery.

This morning it was -19F here, and my new car gave me a fit starting, so you are not alone. Replace the battery, and pay a little higher premium for CCAs and you should be fine.
Good Luck.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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