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car wont start, had the same problem a couple months ago, but then it suddenly started.

Came out this morning, car didnt start, almost got it starting but the starter motor didnt get enough juice I guess. Got the volt meter out and the battery read 12.5v. Is that too low?

The car is around 8-9 yrs old and has never had a battery change. With this info, is it possible to say that I need a new battery, or could it be something else?

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12.5 volts is good voltage for a battery, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's good. The first thing to do in this situation is to clean both ends of both battery cables and have your battery tested with a battery tester. Many Auto parts stores will test them for free.

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