How To Spot a Failing Alternator
When you try the ignition key, instead of the engine firing up, what you will hear is a series of rapid clicks. “My battery is gone!” Or is your case worse than that? You can even have a similar experience with a newly bought battery if you miss the warning signals of a failing alternator. Here are some tips to look out for and see if you have a failing alternator.
How To Avoid Corrosion On Battery Terminals
Following on from our post on Maintaining Your Car Battery, here we focus on how to avoid corrosion on battery terminals. Car batteries are used to start a car and power the electronic aspects of the vehicle. They supply power that is used to ignite the fuel before your engine starts up. But when the battery terminals get rusty, there won’t be proper flow of power which makes your car useless for the moment.
Key Steps to Maintaining Your Car Battery
The battery of your vehicle are more prone to failure during extreme winter conditions. Below we will look into the main causes of a flat battery and give you some useful tips on maintaining your car battery during winter.
How To Check Your Car Battery
If you ever need to test your car battery just follow these easy steps whilst using a car battery tester and you can ensure that your car is running smoothly and be confident if you need to test a car battery again in the future.
A good tip to begin is to test your car battery roughly 12 hours after your engine was switched off. This ensures that your battery has settled and can provide a more accurate reading when testing.