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There is never a convenient time for your car not to start when you are running out the door to work or some other event. The most common culprit is a dying car battery. As a conscientious vehicle owner, take time to become informed of the signs of a dying battery so you aren’t left in a panic wondering what is wrong your car.

There are three noticeable signs to watch for before your car battery finally gives up:

  1. The engine cranks but doesn't start when you turn the ignition. The lights are very dim and the other electrical accessories are sluggish.
  2. When turning the ignition, the starter just makes a clicking noise and is unable to turn the engine over. The lights and other electrical accessories do not work at all.
  3. The battery doesn’t take a charge from the alternator after using jumper cables to start the engine.
There are three noticeable signs of a dying battery. If these signs are frequent occurrences, it is time for a car battery replacement.
05
Jun
2018

There is never a convenient time for your car not to start when you are running out the door to work or some other event. The most common culprit is a dying car battery. As a conscientious vehicle owner, take time to become informed of the signs of a dying battery so you aren’t left in a panic wondering what is wrong your car.

There are three noticeable signs to watch for before your car battery finally gives up:

  1. The engine cranks but doesn't start when you turn the ignition. The lights are very dim and the other electrical accessories are sluggish.
  2. When turning the ignition, the starter just makes a clicking noise and is unable to turn the engine over. The lights and other electrical accessories do not work at all.
  3. The battery doesn’t take a charge from the alternator after using jumper cables to start the engine.
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Have you ever jumped in the car, prepared to start the day, turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens? This is a stressful scenario and one that leaves you wondering what is the problem with your car. There are a few tell-tale signs that will give you an indication of whether the problem is with the starter, the battery, or the alternator.

  • If hear a faint click when turning the key and no other response, the car starter is probably bad.
  • If the lights and other accessories in your car are completely dead, then the battery is most likely the issue.
  • If your vehicle starts, but only after a struggle, it may be that your alternator is failing.

So what is the purpose of the alternator? The alternator is a key component in your car's electrical system. It turns the energy from the crankshaft into electricity to power the vehicle's electrical system and to keep the battery charged. When the alternator starts to fail, it can create a domino effect of electrical problems that can ultimately cause a breakdown. What are the signs of the alternator not working?

If your vehicle is having starting problems, it may be the car starter, battery, or alternator. Ask your mechanic about the signs of alternator not working.
21
May
2018

Have you ever jumped in the car, prepared to start the day, turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens? This is a stressful scenario and one that leaves you wondering what is the problem with your car. There are a few tell-tale signs that will give you an indication of whether the problem is with the starter, the battery, or the alternator.

  • If hear a faint click when turning the key and no other response, the car starter is probably bad.
  • If the lights and other accessories in your car are completely dead, then the battery is most likely the issue.
  • If your vehicle starts, but only after a struggle, it may be that your alternator is failing.

So what is the purpose of the alternator? The alternator is a key component in your car's electrical system. It turns the energy from the crankshaft into electricity to power the vehicle's electrical system and to keep the battery charged. When the alternator starts to fail, it can create a domino effect of electrical problems that can ultimately cause a breakdown. What are the signs of the alternator not working?

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Purchasing new tires doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Yes, it’s going to cost you a sizeable amount of money, but it’s a vital part of safe driving. It’s not a chore if you know the basics and what to look for when buying new tires.

The following are the things to look for before purchasing new tires:

Do you know what to look for when buying new tires? Ask your tire service center for advice and they will help choose the right tires for your vehicle.
05
May
2018

Purchasing new tires doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Yes, it’s going to cost you a sizeable amount of money, but it’s a vital part of safe driving. It’s not a chore if you know the basics and what to look for when buying new tires.

The following are the things to look for before purchasing new tires:

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