Do your car lights flicker when driving? It can be as simple as some bad headlights or a weak battery, but can also indicate an alternator problem. What Is a Car Alternator? It’s a common misconception that your car battery powers the electrical components of your car. Let’s set the record straight: your car battery supplies the necessary amount of electricity to the … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean When Your Lights Flicker?
Can I drive with a bad knock sensor? Technically, yes, but the real question is, should you? Located on the cylinder head, intake manifold, or engine block, the knock sensor functions as an ear to your car’s computer, picking up unusual vibrations caused by engine detonation. Upon detecting these small internal tremors, the knock sensor sends a voltage signal to the … [Read more...] about Can I Drive with a Bad Knock Sensor?
Here’s a myth: the battery is the all-powerful component responsible for jolting your car’s electrical parts to steady performance. Partly true since it provides the energy needed to set in motion the starter, which, as its name suggests, starts your car. But when it comes to engaging your lights, the air-conditioning system, the electronic locking and immobilization systems—is … [Read more...] about What Does An Alternator Do?