We have a 2005 Taurus that wouldn’t start around Thanksgiving. Tried to jump it, still wouldn’t start. It had a fast click after trying to turn over the motor. The roadside service guy said it definitely seemed like battery was just too dead to even jump. It’d also been very cold in 20s for a few days, if that matters. Ok, so we bought a new battery but haven’t installed it. Question is, if indeed the problem was battery, should it start right up with new battery or is it an issue that car has sat about a month without being started? I know this may be a very basic question, so please be gentle with someone who’s never dealt with much car stuff!
Eta: if not clear, we will be putting in new battery on Saturday, haven’t yet… just trying to anticipate if it still doesn’t start whether it’ll have anything to do with the car sitting unproven for a month. Thanks!