When To Replace Your Cars Battery

There is no "one-size-fits-all" battery suitable for every car. The battery type, physical size, terminal configuration, and cold cranking amps (CCA) or amp-hour (Ah) rating are all important factors that ensure the proper fit and function of a battery.

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How to Check Your Vehicle's Oil Level

Checking your car's oil levels should be done once a month to ensure engine efficiency and you don't have to be a mechanic to be able to do it

 · Using a temperature gauge will tell you whether the engine is running hotter than usual or not. If this is the case, take the car to a mechanic to find out the causes of overheating. Solving the issue will bring back the normal cycle of coolant consumption.

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What is normal parasitic current drain

The computers need 10 volts or so to operate normally, so any reading above 2 or 3 volts means the car may not be operating "normally". That is why a clamp meter would be so nice to have. (As I write this, mine is still in the mail.) What I found was that the parasitic load was not 92 milliamps but more than an amp! It was the dome light.

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5 Simple Reasons to Keep Your Gas Tank Full

 · If the fuel filter doesn't catch the sediment, ... Some will argue that because the gas tank is lighter when its low, a low tank will give the car more fuel efficiency. A lighter load does require less gasoline, but the weight of a full fuel tank is not significant. ... just like normal. So the evaporation problem is a myth. 2) cooling effect.

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Engine Hesitation When Cold ️ Here's What it Means for You

 · A good way to tell if there is a bigger issue here is to get your car up to a normal operating temperature, perhaps after letting it warm up for about 15 or 20 minutes on a cold winter morning. If it is warm enough that when you turn on the heater in the cabin, you're getting some good, hot air coming out then your car should be at a decent.

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3 Ways to Diagnose a Cooling System Problem

 · Issues with the coolant system in your vehicle can be difficult to diagnose. If your vehicle's engine has been running too hot, overheating, or running too cold it could mean there is a leak in the system or one of the components of the system has failed to function.

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What is normal parasitic current drain

The computers need 10 volts or so to operate normally, so any reading above 2 or 3 volts means the car may not be operating "normally". That is why a clamp meter would be so nice to have. (As I write this, mine is still in the mail.) What I found was that the parasitic load was not 92 milliamps but more than an amp! It was the dome light.

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Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is revved up and ready to go. With extended cargo space and a stylish interior, the Honda Fit is a small car ready for big adventures.

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Can I leave wine in cold car?

 · It must've been quite cold in your car, and for a while. There is a handy little formula for determining the ideal cold stabilization temperature for wine as seen in the attached image. For example, if you have a wine at 15% alcohol by volume your ideal cold stabilization temperature would be -6.5 degrees (C) or 20.3 degrees (F).

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Car Battery Know How: Cold Cranking Amps and Reserve Capacity

 · A car battery wears out just like any other battery and needs to be replaced. There are a couple of things you should understand when looking for a new car battery: one is cold cranking amps and the other is reserve capacity. Cold Is The Enemy. Let's start with cold cranking amps.

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Black Smoke From Exhaust: Main Causes and How To Fix

 · Smoke from the car's exhaust speaks a lot about the present status of the vehicle. Things may seem to be running fine but black smoke from exhaust clearly indicates poor health of engine. To know what exactly the reasons for black smoke from car are, look at the causes stated below by our experts so that the maintenance tips for the same can be followed later.

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Cold Automatic Transmission Issues

 · Based on my experience, I would say that close to 40%, maybe more, of temperature related transmission issues are due to torque converter drain back, and loose valve body bolts (meaning not properly torqued to spec.). Torque converter drain back is commonly due to a poor trans pick-up filter. But also can be caused by….

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How to Start a Car in Freezing Cold Winter Weather (with

 · To start a car in freezing cold winter weather, start by shutting all of the doors and turning off any accessories, like the heater, radio, and lights. Then, put the keys in the ignition and turn and hold the key for up to 10 seconds. If the car doesn't ….

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Battery's Good, But the Car Won't Start. Now What?

In the Car Talk Communities, there's a question this week about a Mercedes-Benz C-Class that won't start, despite the battery being "good." Before you go buying new batteries, alternators or starters, there's a sequence of diagnosis you should follow to figure out what's going on. It could save you hundreds of dollars: This diagram […].

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats?

My Car Overheats While Driving. If your car is overheating while driving at highway speeds, you've got a different kind of overheating problem. This one is a little more complex because it could be any number of things. The potential causes of a car overheating at highway speeds are a stuck thermostat, a restricted radiator, or a kinked hose.

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Cold Automatic Transmission Issues

 · Based on my experience, I would say that close to 40%, maybe more, of temperature related transmission issues are due to torque converter drain back, and loose valve body bolts (meaning not properly torqued to spec.). Torque converter drain back is commonly due to a poor trans pick-up filter. But also can be caused by….

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A Car's Electrical System Shut Down Causes

 · This is why adding a second battery provides you with more power when the car is off and upgrading to a high output alternator helps when it's on. If you're driving along, and everything suddenly goes dead—no dash lights, no radio, no interior lights, no nothing—that means that power isn't getting to any of those components.

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How (and When) to Put Air in Your Car Tires

 · Time and temperature changes can affect the air pressure in your car's tires, sometimes with sudden and dramatic results. "You will lose about one pound of ….

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Pontiac Grand Prix Problems with

 · Grand Prix started jerking before the gear would engage and now you put it in a gear and push on gas peddle and it won't go anywhere in any gear. If you are on a hill it will drift backwards. If you shut it off and wait a while and restart the car and put in gear it will engage but doesn't have much power.

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5 Things to Know About Front

 · At 70 to 120 minutes per load in our tests, front-loaders are the slowest type of washer when it comes to doing a load of laundry. High-efficiency (HE) top-loaders….

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Golf Cart Battery Charger Troubleshooting & FAQs

If you're looking for a new charger you can shop online with Golf Cart Garage!. You can also check out some of our other great articles at our Resource Library. A few other great FAQs are our Tires FAQ, Wheels & Lift Kit FAQ and our Lights FAQ.. If you still have questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-401- or email us at [email protected]

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Pontiac Grand Prix Problems with

 · Grand Prix started jerking before the gear would engage and now you put it in a gear and push on gas peddle and it won't go anywhere in any gear. If you are on a hill it will drift backwards. If you shut it off and wait a while and restart the car and put in gear it will engage but doesn't have much power.

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Why Do Car Batteries Go Dead in Cold Weather?

 · The science behind lead-acid battery technology actually shows how both hot and cold weather can be unkind of the life and operation of a car battery. Even though the hot weather is a real battery killer, for a number of reasons, cold weather is also hard on car batteries.

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Yes, Your Washing Machine Is Using Enough Water

The Whirlpool WTWEC HE top-loader, $1,200, used 13 gallons to wash our load. It scored an Excellent in our water-efficiency tests and a Very Good in cleaning. HE top-loaders, which don't have.

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Mold in Your Washing Machine: The Mystery & the Menace

 · But mold doesn't just love to hide out where the water pools. "One issue is the front-loader's outer tub, which you don't see and can't access," says Jim Nanni, who's been overseeing testing of major appliances at CR for 15 years. "In a top-loader, the outer containment tub is often filled with water, in some cases almost to the.

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