Car batteries must work harder in cold weather to turn your engine. The lower the ambient temperature, the greater the internal resistance along with a corresponding reduction in battery capacity. Thus, at zero degrees Fahrenheit, your car’s battery may operate at only half…
Clean battery terminals can keep your car from stalling at the most inopportune time. Knowing how to clean battery terminals and the connection points will free them of residue and keep your car running. Here’s how to clean battery terminals in six steps.
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We usually don’t pay much attention to the car battery unless something stops working, but how does a car battery work in the first place?
Car batteries provide a vehicle’s life force. We rely on them to get our cars started and keep them running, to power helpful onboard accessories and even to charge electronic devices. The average car battery life can be anywhere from three to five years, but the exact…
(Editor’s note: This article on hybrid battery installation tips is meant for skilled readers who are familiar with working on their own vehicles. If in doubt, please visit the experts … Continue Reading Hybrid Battery Installation Tips
If you’ve ever asked yourself “Where is My Car Battery?” you might be surprised to find out it’s not always under the hood.
Most batteries in today’s vehicles fancy themselves “maintenance free,” but that’s not entirely true. This just means you won’t be concerning yourself with pulling terminals or pouring electrolyte. Actually, these batteries require attention to stay in good shape…
Hybrid-powered vehicles that combine traditional combustion engines with electric motors and high-voltage batteries first entered the market nearly two decades ago. These pioneers – first, the Honda Insight in 2000 … Continue Reading Hybrid Vehicle Service: What Goes Into A Remanufactured Battery Pack?