Originally Posted by KillParadise
When I turned the key this morning when my car finally didn't start it kinda chugged pathetically, then a few minutes later I tried again and there was absolutely no sound. ...
I have no idea how to check the voltage...
If you do not have a volt meter or know someone who does, your next option would be to bring the battery to an autoparts store that has a battery load tester. They will be able to tell you if it needs charging, and if so they should be able to charge it and then test it. But make sure to ask them what was the fully charged voltage.
A fully charged battery at 100% capacity will have 12.6Volts
A fully charged battery at only 75% capacity will be 12.35V
A fully charged battery at only 50% capacity will be 12.1V
If it reads 11.99Volts or less when fully charged the battery is effectively dead, and will need to be replaced. Ideally you will have 12.4-12.6 Volts
when the battery is fully charged.
When you can confirm if the battery is good or bad then you will be able to move on to verify if there is any other issues.
Can you borrow the battery out of one of your parents/siblings car for a few moments? If you can start the car no problem with a known good battery from another car, and your car starts with no problems it may very well just be your battery is worn out.
Your battery should have a sticker on it with the month/year on when it was installed into your car. Usually little circles that are just removed.
If the battery is ~6 years old it is probably in need of replacement.
But have it tested first.