Here’s hot news about your car battery that may seem surprising: It’s not so much the cold that gets it down as it is high heat. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. That’s why it’s a good idea to check your battery as the seasons change from… Continue reading Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior
The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a six-point winter maintenance check of areas that have direct impact on winter driving. “Harsh winter weather can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A vehicle that is properly prepared for the elements can help… Continue reading Avoid Surprise, Winterize
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Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.… Continue reading Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips
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Although we never suspect it would happen to us, vehicle breakdowns do happen and can really put you in a bind if you’re not prepared. It’s recommended to, at a minimum, keep jumper cables, a quart of motor oil and a small tool kit. It’s also a good idea to keep triangle reflectors or flares… Continue reading Do you have an emergency kit?
As part of regular car maintenance, and for safety, make sure all of your car’s lights are working. It’s important for you to see, as well as be seen, during autumn’s longer and darker nights. Many electrical issues and ignition problems stem from loose or corroded battery connections. If you notice battery corrosion, clean both… Continue reading Check Battery Terminals and Lights