Why won't my car start? It's a question that leaves car owners scratching their heads as it does have a number of explanations. A foremost possibility? Your car battery may be corroded. Battery corrosion, besides leaving an unsightly mess under the hood, hinders efficient distribution of power from the battery to the rest of your vehicle. It creates charging … [Read more...] about Can Battery Corrosion Keep a Car from Starting?
Maybe that little puddle on the road was deeper than you initially thought, or maybe you left your gas cap open in the middle of a storm – regardless, these things could happen to the best of us. Water in your engine decreases your vehicle’s performance and can leave it severely damaged. It is important to address the problem immediately to get your car back on the road. The … [Read more...] about How to Tell if You Have Water in Your Engine
It’s not normal for a car to just suddenly stop or die. Symptoms of failing parts should be apparent for a while before the car completely stops running. In the case of a bad battery, signs will show up days or hours before the moment your battery gives up on you. So what happens if your battery dies while driving? Here are some common scenarios that you may experience: … [Read more...] about What Happens If Your Battery Dies While Driving?
When a car battery dies, you can attribute it to one of the following reasons: either you left your headlights on for too long, used your car accessories excessively, or your charging system is failing. While you can’t go back and revert these causes, you can still remedy the problem by learning how to recharge a car battery. So, for the record, do car batteries recharge? … [Read more...] about How to Recharge a Car Battery?
I started my automotive service career in the early 70s, working part-time while attending college. I found that I truly enjoyed fixing cars and decided to become a certified technician; eventually, I was promoted to repair shop manager. To help consumers find trustworthy repair shops, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was formed, developing … [Read more...] about DIY Tips from Raymond Cox, ASE Master Mechanic and Longtime Valvoline Motor Oil User