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how to check the battery....   Posted Mon Jun 11, 12   10:57 PM     

A discharged or dead battery is one of the possible reasons for a car not to start. Sometimes we just forget to turn off the dome light or something else, or it could be some faulty component of the vehicle electrical system that drains the battery down. Turn the ignition on. Without starting the engine, turn the windshield wipers on. If they move very slow, much slower than usual, the battery is probably low on charge.
If the battery is relatively new, it can be recharged. One way to do this is to jump start your car and let the engine run for a while to re-charge the battery. One thing to be aware: if the battery is old, it might be completely dead, so it won_t take charge and the car will not restart again after you shut it off. In this case, you may need a new battery. A problem with the vehicle_s charging system can also cause the battery not to re-charge. you wan_t know if you will make it if you don_t try !!!!