The signs that your car or truck needs a new battery can be subtle: your engine takes a few extra seconds to start; your lights dim slightly when you turn … Continue Reading Is It Time For a New Car Battery?
If your car or light truck is relatively new – say, ten years old or less – it may be equipped with traction control or its more sophisticated cousin, electronic … Continue Reading Traction Control: When It Can–and Cannot–Save Your Life
We recently got an inside look at the latest in automotive lighting technology with a breakdown of modern HID headlights. That excited our curiosity and inspired us to look at … Continue Reading On Fire: Automotive Lighting History
Owning a classic car is not without its frustrations. Dealing with breakdowns, finding parts, even parking can be a chore. One particular source of frustration for the classic car owner … Continue Reading Is Your Classic Fully Insured? Collector Car Insurance 101 – NAPA Know How
Your battery went flat, it is dead and you need to get to work in the morning. After rummaging around in the cabinet, you drag out hulking metal box with … Continue Reading Polarizing Options – Choosing a Battery Charger
One of the most overlooked upgrades is your vehicle’s battery. While the type of battery under the hood is not likely to give you any horsepower gains, it will save … Continue Reading Car Batteries 101 – Automotive Battery Guide For Any Driver
Used motor oil should be re-refined and recycled to cut back on crude oil demand and protect local waterways. Changing your vehicle’s oil is necessary to keep it in top … Continue Reading Don’t Toss That Used Motor Oil! Here’s Why You Should Always Recycle It
Lead-acid batteries are nearly 100% recyclable. Many auto parts stores and collection sites will gladly take your battery off your hands to give the materials new life, again and again. … Continue Reading Bring Your Dead Car Battery Back To Life—Recycle It!
Automotive lighting has come a long way during NAPA’s long history. Early 20th-century vehicles used carbide, oil and gas lamps to dimly light shadowy dirt roads. By the 1930s, automotive lighting … Continue Reading How HID Headlights Work (And Why We Love Them)
When cars were first invented, much of the technology used in their design and use was carried over from carriages. Driving at night was done much in the same manner … Continue Reading Enlightenment – Modern Headlight Technology