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Having trouble starting your car? Need an emergency jump start? We can help! At A-TEX TOWING, we provide fast, reliable jump starts, battery service, and roadside assistance to our friends and neighbors in Austin. To put it simply, there is nothing more inconvenient than a dead car battery. Whether your battery is old, it’s been malfunctioning, or you simply left your lights on overnight, you can rely on our team to give you a jump start and get you back on the road quickly. Call us right now for an emergency jump start and we’ll get to you within 45 minutes!

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What If It’s Not Your Battery?

If we get to you and a jump start doesn’t do the trick, our experienced towing and recovery team can investigate further to determine if there’s an underlying issue with your vehicle that needs to be addressed. If a jump doesn’t work, additional issues preventing your vehicle from starting may include:

  • Loose or corroded connection cables

  • A bad alternator

  • Issues with the starter

  • Defective ignition switch

  • Clogged fuel filter

  • Empty gas tank

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How We Can Help Get You Back on the Road

In many cases, your vehicle isn’t starting because the battery is dead, in which case, a jump will get it started so you can be on your way. If the jump start doesn’t work, we’re fully equipped to handle most disabled and immobile vehicle situations so you won’t have to worry about leaving your car on the side of the road. What’s more, we have the skill, experience, and equipment to safely transport or recover vehicles of all sizes, makes, and models.

At A-TEX TOWING, we specialize in a wide range of services to help you out when you’re in a pinch, including:

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What Causes a Battery to Fail?

Sometimes a car battery failure is as easy to explain as accidentally leaving your headlights on — but at other times, the root cause could be less apparent. When a dead battery takes you by surprise, there may be one or more contributing factors that led to the failure, including:

An Aging Battery: Perhaps someday there will be a cost-effective battery that never degrades over time, but sadly, that isn’t the case today. As time passes, the internal resistance of your car’s battery decreases, and eventually, it will fail due to age.

Poor Battery Care: While most car batteries are generally low-maintenance, they do require some basic care. It’s important to read through the manufacturer’s recommendations for battery care and how to store your battery when it’s not in use.

Battery Corrosion: Did you know that battery acid is corrosive? Corrosion on your battery can lead to the alternator not being able to adequately charge the battery, leading to power loss or failure.

Cold Weather: While extremely cold weather isn’t something that we have to worry about on a regular basis in Austin, it does still happen. A battery that is already older or weak can be done in by a cold snap — which is something to keep in mind if you’re ever traveling to a part of the country that regularly sees extremely cold temperatures.

Electric Leaks: All batteries — not just car batteries — do tend to lose their electrical charge when they’re not in use. This is known as “self-discharge.” This battery behavior could be made worse by the age of the battery, the temperature it’s exposed to, and its charge/discharge cycle.

Repeated Cycling: In instances when your car battery goes from being fully charged to completely discharged several times, the battery will begin to lose many of its active materials from the positive plates, reducing its lifespan and making failure more likely.

Request An Emergency Jump Start In Austin

Don’t spend too much time worrying about being stranded when you have A-TEX TOWING LLC on your side! Simply give us a call and we’ll get to you within 45 minutes to give you a jump to get you back on the road in no time. If you’re in need of a tow or roadside assistance in Austin and the surrounding area, call us right now and we’ll be there in a jiffy!

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