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Battery Died? We Can Help!

Car Won't Start?

Car batteries can sometimes be finicky. They may need to be jumped or replaced, so it's important to know the signs and symptoms of a dying car battery. 

A dead battery is not your only concern if you have a car that needs a jump start. The alternator on your vehicle may have gone bad as well. This can result in power fluctuations, which can make it difficult to drive or start your vehicle. If you suspect that your alternator has gone bad, it's best to take your car into the nearest mechanic for testing and replacement!

What to do when your car battery dies 

Signs of a dead car battery include:

- Slow or no response from your vehicle when trying to start it

- Lights dimming as you drive

- Engine warning light on dashboard

- Battery terminal posts show corrosion

If any of these signs are detected, get in contact with our team right away! We will be more than happy to help. With our roadside assistance, we can come to your rescue and give you the jump start you need. Tow Now Atlanta specializes in jump starting dead batteries. We will get you back on your way in no time. 

Getting Help Is Easy!

Step 1: Location

Let us know where you are located. If you don't have an exact address, try to find a major cross street or landmark.

Step 2: Call

Our dispatchers are standing by waiting for your call.

Step 3: Wait

Wait in a safe location for your tow truck to arrive. Well lit locations that are away from road traffic are best.

Signs of a dead battery

If your car is not starting, it's possible that the battery has gone bad. If you are unsure if it's the battery or something else, try to jump start the vehicle. This can be done by plugging in a car charger or jumper cables to another working car and then connecting them to your vehicle's battery. If there is no response when trying to start your vehicle, then the battery may need replacement.

Symptoms of an alternator problem

Some of the symptoms of an alternator problem include:

  • Vehicle Alternator Light On (AAL) Light Flashing 
  • Check Engine Light On (CEL) and/or Service Engine Soon Light (SES) 
  • Weak or faded headlights - Dimmed dashboard lights

How to jump-start a car with jumper cables


Jumper cables are the most common method for jumpstarting a car battery. You need to attach one of the jumper cables to your dead battery and then attach the other end to a running vehicle. Make sure that the two cars are close enough for your jumper cables to reach! The second cable will be attached to your running vehicle's battery. Let go of the cable that is attached to your car's dead cable and turn on your engine. It should start up within 15 seconds, if not, you may have a bad alternator or alternator belt.


When the battery in your car dies, it can be a major inconvenience. However, with a little information and preparation, you can make the process a little easier on yourself.

To begin with, you'll want to know what to do when your car battery dies. This includes jumping the car battery with jumper cables, using a portable jump starter or calling for roadside assistance. If you're unsure of which option is best for you, consult an expert. 

After you've jumped the car battery or sorted out another problem, it's important to inspect the battery and alternator. Symptoms of a dead battery include no headlights or dash lights, a clicking noise when turning the key in the ignition and inability to start the car. Symptoms of an alternator problem include dim headlights, clunking noise when starting the engine and slow engine start. If any of these symptoms are present, contact an auto mechanic immediately.