You may ask, "What color is positive on a car battery?" or "Which battery terminal do I disconnect first?" if you're a beginner when it comes to car maintenance and working with car batteries. In this article, we'll tell you the basics of car batteries and how you can identify the positive and negative terminals, which is key to properly installing a battery and jump-starting a … [Read more...] about How to Tell Positive and Negative Terminals on a Car Battery
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Why won't my car start? It's a question that casts a wide net but essentially comes down to one big fish of a problem: components meant to provide power to your car are not clicking on all cylinders. Usually, owners will pin the blame on either the battery or the starter, assuming one of the two (or both) is dead. But there's another part that some people may overlook and … [Read more...] about Starter Solenoid Clicks But Starter Does Not Crank Engine
The alternator is your car battery’s ultimate partner. An integral part of your car’s charging system, the alternator is responsible for backing up your battery, making sure it is always recharged so your vehicle can run smoothly. The music from your stereo, the comfort from your heated seats, the right temperature from your air conditioning system, the illumination from … [Read more...] about How Much to Replace an Alternator?
Ever heard of the saying one size fits all? If there's one thing true about car batteries, that's not it. If you ever find yourself asking, "What size of car battery do I need and how can I be sure am getting the right one?" then the answer you're looking for lies in three important words: car owner manual. Yes, it's that easy—but not that simple. While it's true that … [Read more...] about What Size of Car Battery Do I Need?
The Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) determines the amount of air entering your car’s engine and transmits data to the Engine Control Unit (ECU). If the signal is not within the normal operating range, it will display the mass air flow sensor code P0101 and illuminate the vehicle’s “Check Engine” light. Other causes of code P0101: MAF sensor or wiring is too close to … [Read more...] about How Do You Check a Mass Air Flow Sensor?