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?
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?
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?
A coil pack is a group of ignition coils that plays a vital role in starting your vehicle. Ignition coils are heavy duty but excessive heat, vibration, and bad installation can damage them over time. When your coil pack fails, you’re bound to have issues starting your car. It’s a good idea to test your coil pack if you suspect that it needs to be replaced soon. Auto Parts … [Read more...] about How Do You Test a Coil Pack?
As our cars get older, small problems can turn into expensive ones and while diagnosing problems isn’t always easy, getting a little help can prevent unneeded hassle. I’m sure we all have had a dead battery at some point, but there are also other issues with the charging system that the dead battery is a symptom rather than the issue. The car alternator is what … [Read more...] about How Do I Test My Alternator?