Why do I have to jump my car to start

Tiny
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Why do I have to jump my car to start

Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM

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Tiny
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How often? Every time? Could be bad battery, weak alternator, bad connections, weak state, OR excessive drain on battery when car is off. Have battery/alternator tested for free at chain autostore.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 4:27 AM
Tiny
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Have the charging system and battery checked at a place like advance auto parts, O'rielly's, or autozone (they provide this service for free). This can help to determine the problem and the diagnosis won't cost you anything.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 4:32 AM

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