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My car has failed to start several times. At first, after getting a jump start and driving a while, it was OK. I had not used the car for a couple of weeks. I assume I need a new battery, but could it be the alternator?

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It could be either if you have a gauge on the instrument panel you can see if it is charging or not. It should be reading between13-14 volts. Most auto parts places will check this for free.

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