Tag: battery

DIY

How to Diagnose a Faulty Alternator

Powering your vehicle isn’t the sole job of the battery. The alternator plays a big role in giving life to all the creature comforts in your car. Much like the...Read more

DIY

Reduced Engine Power Mode: What Does it Really Mean?

Is your Chevy or other General Motors (GM) vehicle displaying “Engine Power Reduced” on the instrument cluster? Maybe the check engine light is on as well? Don’t panic and trade-in...Read more

Features

10 Essentials: The Pre-Road-Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

Memorial Day weekend’s coming up, and we hope you’re just as thrilled as us for the opportunity to go on a road trip. (LA to Cayucos for this writer! Where...Read more

Reviews

Hybrid Power Systems for the New Millennium

The Concept -- How Hybrid Cars work in simple terms The Cars -- What it's like to drive them The Nuts & Bolts -- How the hardware works in technical...Read more

Guides

The Ignition System

The purpose of the ignition system is twofold: first to create a voltage high enough (20,000+) to arc cross the gap of a spark plug, thus creating a spark strong...Read more

DIY

Common Questions Asked by Motorists

Q: Every once in a while I can hear a squeak or metal grinding noise coming out of the front wheels. It happens mostly at low speeds while turning. When...Read more

Guides

Understanding Your Car

In this section, we will help you understand how your car works. We assume that you know nothing about how a car works and provide clear, understandable explanations of the...Read more

Guides

The Starting System

The "starting system", the heart of the electrical system in your car, begins with the battery. The key is inserted into the ignition switch and then turned to the start...Read more

DIY

Underhood Checks

Back to Car Care Do you know your way around under the hood of your car? While not as critical as it used to be, checking under the hood periodically...Read more

Guides

Automobile Battery: Everything You Need to Know

The automotive battery, also known as a lead-acid storage battery, is an electrochemical device that produces voltage and delivers current. In an automotive battery we can reverse the electrochemical action,thereby...Read more

Guides

A Short Course on Charging Systems

This article is broken down into six sections: What is a charging system The Alternator The Voltage Regulator Charging system gauge or warning lamp What Can Go Wrong Repairing Charging...Read more

Guides

The Starting System

The "starting system", the heart of the electrical system in your car, begins with the Battery. The key is inserted into the Ignition Switch and then turned to the start...Read more

DIY

My Car Won’t Start, What Should I Do?

With today's computer controlled cars, the possibility of a vehicle not starting when you turn the key is less likely than ever before.  But it does happen, and when it...Read more