Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Won’t Start: How to Start It

It's frustrating if your game doesn't launch, so be sure to update your GPU driver and check the antivirus protectionūüõ°ÔłŹ


Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is available on Steam and it seems that the game encounters a lot of errors. The worst part is that most of these reviews are negative, with people complaining about various bugs and glitches.

In this 2018 version, Car Mechanic Simulator seems to be poorly optimized and players reported launching issues, black screen, crashes, low frame rates, drops of fps, and freezes.

We came up with a guide that will help you find a fix for all of these annoying issues, especially for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Won’t Start which is making the game unplayable.

First, you need to check the system requirements of the game below and make sure that your PC can run the game at least at a minimum.


    • OS:¬†Windows(64-bit) 7 or Newer
    • Processor:¬†Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz
    • Memory:¬†4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:¬†NVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX:¬†Version 11
    • Storage:¬†20 GB available space


    • OS:¬†Windows(64-bit) 7 or Newer
    • Processor:¬†Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz
    • Memory:¬†8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:¬†NVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX:¬†Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Won’t Start

  1. Update your GPU drivers
  2. Disable the antivirus protection
  3. Launch the game with admin rights
  4. Check the game files
  5. Disable Steam overlay

1. Update your graphics driver

  1. Right-click on the Windows taskbar button and select Device Manager.
  2. Select Display adapters and right-click on the driver to select Update driver.
    Update GPU driver
  3. Pick Search automatically for the driver.
    Search automatically for drivers
  4. After updating outdated drivers, restart your PC to complete the process.
If you don’t have the time or energy to follow the manual process of updating drivers, we suggest the most ideal tool for your need. PC HelpSoft is a drivers update manager that will entirely scan your PC and detect outdated drivers that you can update altogether or individually in a few clicks.

2. Disable the antivirus protection

  1. Enter Windows security in the taskbar search bar.
    Dishonored 2 Crashing
  2. Now, select Virus & threat protection.
  3. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings.
  4. Go to Real-time protection and tick the box to temporarily block it.
    check the Turn off the Real-time protection

3. Launch the game with admin rights

  1. Type Mechanic Simulator in the search box and open the file.
  2. In the game folder, right-click on the game and select Properties.
  3. Go to the Compatibility tab and check the Run this program as an administrator box.
    Check the box Run this program as an administrator
  4. Click on Apply and then OK to close the window.
  5. Try to launch the game now.

4. Fix the broken game files

  • On Steam:¬†
  1. Open Steam and select Library. 
  2. Right-click on the game and click Properties.
    click on game properties
  3. Navigate to the Local Files and click on Verify the integrity of game files.
    Verify Integrity of Game File
  4. If there are corrupted files, repair them accordingly.
  • On Epic Games launcher:
  1. Launch Epic Games on the desktop and go to Library.
  2. Select the three dots next to your game and click on Manage.
  3. Now, hit the Verify button next to the Verify files tab.

5. Disable Steam overlay

  1. Launch Steam on the desktop and click on Settings.
    click on Settings
  2. Then, navigate to the In-Game tab.
  3. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
    Uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay
  4. Select OK and close the tab.

For some players, the Mechanic Simulator 2018 is not starting at all. They try to launch it from the Steam dashboard or they get stuck at the loading screen, sometimes they even encounter the annoying black screen issue.

Due to such game bugs, the players reported an error saying my car doesn’t start anymore in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018.

ūüĎĺOther related Mechanic Simulator 2018 issues:

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Black Screen Fix

As you can see in the picture above, a lot of players are complaining about a black screen issue that is breaking the game. You might encounter this black screen randomly through the game while you remove your tires or maybe when you launch the game at startup.

Also, a lot of users reported this glitch mainly when they were playing with the¬†Mayen M3 car. Developers said that they don’t know if this issue is related to this car or not but at the moment they are investigating and they need your help with output logs.

But, until the developers figure out what they can do to fix this issue, you can use our workaround and fix the issue on your own and enjoy your game.

Solutions for the black screen issue:

  • Turn off the radio. We know that this may sound like a stupid solution, but a few players reported that the game crashes to a black screen when the music of the radio changed the title and that if they turn it off nothing happens
  • Install¬†Media Feature Pack
  • Disable Steam Overlay
  • Try to turn off the full-screen mode

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Performance Issues

No question that the game is poorly optimized at the moment. It works like crap on high-end PCs and players are getting ridiculously low framerates. Check our workarounds below to optimize your game and get the maximum fps that your PC can get from the game.

Optimization workarounds:

  • Turn off VSync
  • Try to play the game in different graphic versions like low/medium and see what works best for you
  • Make sure that your GPU driver is up to date

We hope that our guide helped you fix your Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 errors and that now you are enjoying the game. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions related to the game glitches.

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  1. Dev1254 says

    you’re increible stupid if think ppl gonna get catch about that “program for fix it” because smells like scam with that surveys, simply rule n¬ļ1, giving your phone numer = spam or something worst. So be kind with you and remove that shit

  2. Nicholas Curl says

    I just started playing this game but I can not get any jobs to start, can anyone help me?

    1. Leon Endres says

      This is a tutorial. When you are in the BIG Garage at the Beginning of the game, go to the Gate and get to the Test Track. Drive a round with one of the two vehicles and then the Tutorial will be Finished and you will spawn in a little garage where you can get your jobs.

      1. Yahor Scherbina says

        I am still in BIG Garage? even after I go to the test track.

        1. Leon Endres says

          Than you have to go to every Tool which you can see.
          Like the Computer or the Crane for the Engine, every tool has a little text where its explained how it works. If you go through all the Little Explainings of the different tools, then i think the tutorial ends

          1. Yahor Scherbina says

            Nope, i did everything, and after i end test track – there was a question “Do you want end tutorial?” or something like that. I press “yes”. After i appear in the same BIG garage. (Sorry for my english)

          2. Leon Endres says

            I am not English too, i am german so:D, Well… I don’t know whats wrong then.. Try to start a new Game.

          3. Yahor Scherbina says

            Greating from Ukraine). I found solution. I take car to the test track, and dont finish objectives (drive through shikane, brake in right place and other) press “esc” then “back to garage” then i see that tutorial windows steal apears i go to the test track again, this time complete objectives. “finish tutorial and start game?” I press “yes”. And i apears in the small garage. Anyway thanks for your atention Leon.

      2. Nishank Bhardwaj says

        i went to test track but my car wont move, tyres are turning and smoke all around but car isn’t moving. Pleas help

        1. Sara Pereira Mantiga says

          I have same problem. start new game and can’t finish tutorial because I’m drifting on same place. you solve this? please help me

  3. Nick Kohler says

    Ive only had 3 issues. I cant replace the oil cap (so everything on the car is shiny and new but a rusty oil cap), if I disassembled the motor in the car, when I had just the block and oil cap left on the crane if i tried to remove the cap the game froze. 3rd It wont allow me to mount wheels, I thought maybe it was because I was trying to use a different style wheel,tire and size from what was on the car originally. So I rebought new wheels and tires all in the same size and style of the stock ones so theyd be 100% condition compared to the 30-55% condition of originals. Well I goto assemble, all my suspension and everything on the car is complete, but go to put on wheels and its highlighted and I click and lug nuts dont show up so have to exit. Now im at a stand still, besides these things so far I am enjoying it.

    1. Nick Kohler says

      I saved my game, thinking maybe if I closed it and restarted it would resolve itself, and now when I click continue it just freezes on the loading screen. GG maybe its time to look into a refund

    2. tarik rustemovic says

      dude same problem when i want to replace rustz oil cap game freeye i can hear sounds i can get console up but i cant move or anzthing else…and there are some parts on engine that u cant buy in store and u cant repair them at all and engine dont work with them (that is when i build my car from junkyard) if u solve tell how to do that

    3. Campbell Farmer says

      hey nick i had the same problem and thought that my wheels were bugged, try replacing inner and outter tie rods, make sure rubber bushes are all in lower and upper suspension arms and steering rack. just a suggestion

    4. Nick Kohler says

      Heres a update. after restarting 4 different times bc of bugs. I tried playing yesterday and my save file (which was the one that successfully worked and I had 8 completed jobs with 3 more in the garage) was deleted. I’m done with this game. not going to keep wasting hours upon hours and restart after restart. seems like theres a update every 2 hrs on this game, and each update ruins more and more.

  4. Kody Derply says

    Go F yourself with your “tool” dont fall for it, its one of those “do this survey to get this download” yet doing any of them wont do anything.

  5. alexandru-nicolae Marin says

    download is crap. how do i fix optimization?

  6. Jason says


    I have a bug where I sent a car to the test track, but forgot to re-add one piece. So I cannot test the car, but it hasn’t returned to the garage!

    I can’t replace the bit and I can’t use the test track now!

    Any ideas please?

    1. grinebrud says

      i have sent a car to the test track. but i cant get it back. also i cant click the Barn locations that pop up. i have 3 now. i was able to enter one. but didnt have enough money to leave with anything. but when i went back the the garage i checked my inventory and all the items from the barn was there… wierd

    2. Jared says

      Playing on xbox one s and I try to repair a story mode car and screen goes black i use the analog stick and i can here the walking noises but i see nothing.

  7. Dev1254 says

    hahaha you delete my comment? ¬Ņwhat happend Denis, don’t like the ppl say to you that program of “fix” is a shit virus scam? nothing in this page is a solution. The only solution is what is happening those days. The Devs of the game are making patches for fix that errors. So nothing of this crap gonna help you guys.

  8. Carl Sebastian Sabroe says

    I don’t know if i’m being a complete dimwit or if it’s a bug. I have checked the car about three times now and all the parts are there but when i click finish order it says “there are body parts missing from this car”. Can anybody help me.

    1. Jeffrey William Bean says

      Im stuck in the same place right now. Its an SUV and it has a radiator for an oil pan that no matter what i do i cant get rid of.

    2. Brynrzz says

      for me it was the number plates, check both are fitted

    3. Greg says

      Go into ‘Assemble’ mode and look at the car. I bet it’ll end up being a mirror is missing.

    4. ilovetofu says

      See what you have in your inventory.

  9. Joe Sellars says

    I try to open up the car status but it won’t let me what do i do

  10. Espi nete says

    The fix tool is a fu**ing fake phising scam
    How the people can DL? you need to put your phone number, thats absolutly unveliable fake
    I will give you all reports and dislikes mothe*ucke

  11. Purgatory25 says

    …. i love the bug were you pull the whole engine apart and put it back together and when you go to remove the oil cap the game freezes like hey you don’t need to worry about this old thing it might be at 1% life but if you touch me i’ll break your game…

  12. Dylan Armstrong says

    Trying to reinstall the 2 Lower Suspension arms I think it’s glitched keep putting in 100% Rubber Bushings and whenever I put it together the Bushings come up as 14% which it was before I put it in and it’s a new part I brought and I sold the broken part.. So confusing It’s one of the Story cars

  13. Manny says

    Anybody encounter the black screen issue on the Xbox one? Help!!!

  14. David Linder says

    Windows 10
    Intel Core i7-9700K
    Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
    WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    The problem was for me that after maybe 2 minutes(?) of gameplay it would restart the computer

    The solution oddly enough was to simply change the video quality from Ultra/High to Medium and it’s been smooth sailing ever since. Hope this helps

    David L.

  15. Kieran Aadam says

    hello can a devs from the game car mechanic simulator 2018 can you fix the 2018 car mechanic simulator because i cant get on it and its not working for me anymore please thank you

    1. Kieran Aadam says

      the screen keeps going white and saying not responding

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