Why doesnt my car want to start if I dont drive for 2 days or more?

Tiny
MILLIONARE
  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 235,000 MILES

My car first started to misfire when I accelerated and I still dont know what is causing that problem, it did that if the car was standing for 2 days or more and if I drove with the car while its doing that then it will switch off and I would struggle to get it to start again. I havent managed to find out what the cause of that problem is but now the car doesnt want to start at all if its not mobile for a few days. The lights and radio all work but the car does not want to start at all and my central locking also stops working.

Could these problems be related and could it be that this new symptom was caused by not sorting out the first problem?

Also what could cause my car to do this?

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 9:36 AM

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Tiny
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First, check the battery to make sure it has enough energy to start it. Then check fuel pressure.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 10:45 AM

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