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  • WHAT ARE TIRE WEAR BARS & WHAT DO THEY DO? WHAT ARE TIRE WEAR BARS?Tread wear indicator bars are small, raised bars found within the grooves of your tires between the tread markings. They are placed all around the tire at different points to measure how evenly your tread is
  • SIMPLE STEPS TO TROUBLESHOOTING CORRODED BATTERY TERMINALS WHAT CAUSES CAR BATTERY CORROSION?Through a series of chemical reactions, batteries convert sulphuric acid into bursts of electricity — which flow out through the battery terminals to start your engine. Once the engine is running, the alternator takes over the role of powering
  • HOW TO CHECK YOUR CAR BEFORE A ROAD TRIP 1. CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL AND OTHER FLUIDSEven though you can't prevent every car issue, checking the fluids in your vehicle is a great place to start. Your car's many fluids, including motor oil, coolant, transmission and power steering fluids, all
  •  WHY IS TIRE PRESSURE IMPORTANT? You're not imagining things — your tire pressure is shifting with the weather. As seasons change and temperatures fluctuate, you'll likely experience varying levels of PSI. If you’re not careful, this can lead to overinflation or underinflation of your tires. Combat inconvenient repair costs by
  • 5 UNMISTAKABLE SIGNS YOUR CAR BATTERY IS FAILING 1. DIM HEADLIGHTSIf your car battery is failing, it’s not going to be able to fully power your vehicle’s electrical components – including your headlights. If you notice that your headlights seem dim and weaker than usual, take note! Not only is
  • WHY DOES MY CAR BATTERY KEEP DYING? HOW DOES MY CAR BATTERY WORK?The primary purpose of your car battery is to start your car. How does a car battery do that? It provides electricity to the spark plugs, which ignite the fuel that produces internal combustion in the engine. That's
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Metals are naturally inclined to corrode, and the metal in your car battery terminals is no exception! In fact, corroded battery terminals are one of the most common causes of electrical problems and decreased battery performance in cars. But just because corrosion is common, it doesn’t mean you should settle for poor battery performance. Learn why battery corrosion happens, how to identify it, and what to do about corroded battery terminals.
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Getting stranded with a dead battery in an unfamiliar place is always inconvenient, but getting stranded with a dead battery in the middle of winter can be dangerous. Thankfully, batteries usually give us a few warning signs that they’re about to fail, so you can get a replacement battery before you’re stranded. Watch for these five telltale signs of a bad battery so you aren’t caught out in the cold!
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If you're jumpstarting your car for the umpteenth time and asking yourself, "Why does my car battery keep dying," then this blog post is for you! Get the inside scoop on how your car battery works, why it won’t hold a charge, and what you can do about it.