How long does an alternator last? This is a common question among drivers, especially those who, upon sliding the key in the ignition, are left hearing a clicking sound instead of the glorious roaring of the engine. Sure, it could mean a lot of things. Could be a dead battery, a loose battery connection, or a dying engine. Similarly, the alternator, a source of power for … [Read more...] about How Long Does an Alternator Last?
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?
Visualize this: you’re driving around the bend and snow is heftily descending upon your windshield and BAM!—a loud thud of flesh against your car. Could be a deer or, for some odd reason, an actual person springing out of the woods and into view, you can’t really tell. Kinda hard to visualize literally—especially if your wipers aren’t working. Wipers are safety features … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Wiper Blades
Windshield wiper blades are useful in different weather conditions. They are most useful during the winter or in rainy weather because they can help you see the road better. Since wiper blades are exposed to the environment, they tend to get worn out overtime, and may crack or even break. As a car owner, changing windshield wiper blades is an essential skill to learn, so you … [Read more...] about How to Change Wiper Blades
What does a heater core do? A radiator-like component that is all about keeping the right temperature in your vehicle, the heater core functions as a modulator of the automotive heating and defrosting process. It is in charge of the circulation of warm air inside the cabin, ensuring, for one, that your windows don’t fog up. The heater core makes this possible by … [Read more...] about What Happens If I Bypass the Heater Core?