Welcome to NAPA Knows New Cars with the 2019 Ram 1500. This is not your normal new car review. This series focuses more on the nuts & bolts of the vehicle that are not usually covered by other outlets.
Today’s vehicles consume more electrical power than a 12-volt system can support. Here’s why automakers are turning to a 48-volt electrical system.
Gas savings matter. But what about electric or hybrid car maintenance?
Car battery chemistry hasn’t always looked how it does now. Automotive batteries have continually evolved since they became commonplace as a tool to assist with starting a vehicle (prior to which, a mechanical hand-crank had been required). These batteries — still known in some circles as start-ignition-lighting batteries due to…
A mild hybrid isn’t as efficient as a full-blown hybrid, but the current technology adds more torque and reduces your time at the pump.
Most modern vehicles have 12-volt electrical systems, which power everything by means of the car battery. A 48-volt system may become the new norm.
Electric vehicles continue to grow in numbers and popularity. While they do present certain advantages, there are certain disadvantages too.
With the rise of alternative fuel vehicles came a new fuel economy measurement – MPGe. Here’s a look at what it is and how it’s calculated.
An electric car charger only tells part of the story of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE). Here’s a look at how this technology works.
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are relatively new, and availability is restricted to California. Here’s a look at the science that makes them possible.