Electrical System Maintenance (Part 2)
To ensure proper maintenance of the cars electrical system, you need to clean off the connections on the battery from time to time. This will help to prevent unnecessary tear and wear on ...[more]
Electrical System Maintenance
A car relies on its electrical system to ensure smooth running and operation. Unfortunately, many car owners do not pay attention to the electrical system because it does not need to be inspected as often as the car’s moving parts. Knowing what comprises a car’s electrical system is very important in making sure it runs smoothly.
Some common problems that are caused by the electrical system include:
1. Little or no power in the battery
This is one of the very common problems that occur in a vehicle. Sometimes the battery is total ...[more]
The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)
It’s not just about the engine or the tires, but every little moving part that makes the car perform at its absolute best. For this to happen, it needs care, it needs you. Your windshield is one of the underrated components of your car, a component that’s responsible for your visibility and also, your general safety while driving. Let’s take a look at the various reasons why replacing your windshield wiper blade replacement is so important.
Safety is first and foremost
A large percentage of accidents happen because of compromised visibility. What can cause this? Usually it’s dirty or cracked windshields. Dirt is obvious; it sticks to the surface and direct ...[more]
When your car battery needs to be replaced (Part 2)
NOTE:This is part two of our series on battery replacement. Please click here for part 1.
Here is how to determine if your battery is getting enough electricity.
· If you notice signs like warning lights such as ’Check Engine’ flicker, disappearing, and then reappearing again or odd flickering lights, then these are signs that your car battery is not getting enough electricity. If the alternator is not in good shape, your battery is also faulty since it will no longer be able ...[more]
When you car battery needs to be replaced (Part 1)
The battery influences every electrical element in a car. Every car battery needs to be replaced at some point. We’ve written before about battery cables, but let’s see what else we can learn.
Let’s start with why the battery needs to be replaced.
Many cars on the road today use lead acid batteries, which are equipped with six lead cells, and lead oxide plates packed with dilute sulphuric acid. The lead acid battery usually gets drained of its capacity, mostly owing to high levels of sulfation. In severe cases, the capacity may drop too low that the battery may not be able to start a c ...[more]
The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 2)
NOTE: This is the second part of our series on comprehensive engine diagnostics. Please click here for part 1.
More common symptoms and what they mean
Another sign of trouble is experiencing sudden jerks or surges. The same engine trouble that causes this may also cause a sudden stall of the car. Let the mechanic look at the vehicle’s spark plugs, fuel filter and, many other issues. It can be quite daunting when your vehicle sta ...[more]
The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 1)
The engine is easily the most important, yet sensitive part of your car, and needs thorough inspection. Diagnosing possible problems with your car engine can go a long way in avoiding accidents and damage.
Have your car serviced regularly, especially before and after a long journey. After all, engine components eventually wear out and fluids get used up after time. While you can conduct some diagnostics yourself, it is better to let an expert mechanic do a comprehensive systems check for you.
Simple DIY diagnostics
Before starting the engine, it is prudent to ...[more]
What is headlight restoration? (Part 3
Headlight Restoration Increases Driving Safety
If your headlights are worn or cloudy, then you are taking a huge and unnecessary risk when driving at night. According to a study conducted by the AAF Foundation for Traffic Safety:
· 9 out of 10 vehicles on the road have dirty or cloudy headlights, which reduces visibility. These cars need their headlights to be repaired, replaced, and restored.
· Many drivers do not know that worn and cloudy headlights are not just ugly, but reduce visibility at night by over fifty percent.
What is headlight restoration? (Part 2)
Types of plastic headlight restoration
The internet usually has a solution for all your problems. It will offer you very many products for DIY headlight restoration, but it is very important to do some research before spending your hard earned money. Many products available online offer to solve this problem, but they end up disappointing you. Most of the products remove the haze for several weeks, but then it comes back. Car washes and some mobile auto dealers also try to offer you headlight restoration services, but these are just short-term shortcuts.
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