Elementary ‐Daily Life ‐ Car Trouble (C0221)
A: Car trouble center. How may I help you?
B: My car won’t start! Stupid old car!
A: Hold on, before you kick your car let’s go through some possible problems.
A: Ok, first of all, can you turn the key in the ignition?
B: Yeah! I am here with my friend and he thinks it may be the spark plug or the starter motor.
A: Those are possible problems, but tell me, when you turn the key, do you hear the starter motor crank?
B: Yeah, it sounds like it usually does when I start the car, but nothing else happens. The engine won’t start. Should I maybe press the accelerator?
A: No. If you step on the accelerator pedal you can flood the carburetor and your car will never start.
B: So what do you think it is?
A: I know this may seem like a silly question, but does your car have gasoline?
B: Umm. yeah! Right! I got the car started! Thanks for your help! I told you to fill the tank!