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The Top 4 Things That Will Drain Your Battery

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides

You’ve probably been there. You’re in hurry, you jump in your car, you turn the key and nothing happens. No starter noise, no lights, no nothing

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Audi Unveils its new Self-driving R8 e-tron in Shanghai

May 25, 2015 • Audi, Autos News, Supercars

Yes, now you can reply to important emails, update your blog or upload selfies on Facebook while you are on road driving your car and this is

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Ballin’ On A Budget: The Cheapest And Best Luxury Cars To Buy

January 20, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides, Top Autos

If you are a car lover, you want the best and most beautiful cars on the market. The thought of driving around in a Bentley or BMW is enough to send

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The Top 4 Things That Will Drain Your Battery

You’ve probably been there. You’re in hurry, you jump in your car, you turn the key and nothing happens. No starter noise, no lights, no nothing –drat, your battery is dead.  It’s not much fun but it’s a rite-of-passage for most car owners. It seems to happen to everyone at some point in their automotive driving life. Unfortunately, finding out why this happened isn’t always so straight forward. We asked Reedman-Toll of Langhorne, a local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Langhorne, PA, what they thought and they suggested 4  things.

Human error

Human error is probably the number one reason that batteries go dead overnight. It happens to everyone. You come home from work, plenty tired and you accidently leave the headlights on, or the truck open, or the map light on. The result is a flat dead battery the next day. What a bummer. Fortunately many new cars warn you if you’ve left your lights on, but usually don’t have alerts for other components.

Parasitic drain

All vehicles have a little parasitic power drain. This is a tiny amount of power that is needed to power your clock, radio presets, security alarm, etc. The manufacturers of these devices design them so there parasitic power drain is very small. These devices shouldn’t be a problem. Problems occur when there is an electrical problem. This can be any number of things. A short circuit because a wire over heated, a mouse nibbled on a wire under the hood, a wire’s insulation melted off, or many other things. This sort of drain can be measured and a professional mechanic will be able to fix it.

Bad alternator

If your charging system isn’t working properly, your car battery can drain even while you’re driving. The alternator in your car is designed to charge your battery but it may not be working properly.  Sometimes alternators work less than 100%. In fact, this is not uncommon on an older car. Diagnosing this isn’t difficult. It just requires measuring the voltage across the battery while the engine is running. (It should read approximately 14 volts.) If you have an underperforming alternator, the best solution is to replace it with a new or rebuilt one.

Old battery

If your battery is old, it might not hold a full charge. Batteries generally last 4 to 5 years so if your battery is that old and you find it going dead often, you likely need to replace it. The general symptom is either a dead battery but more often it is one with a low charge. When you turn the key, the engine cranks slowly and then stops. This is especially common during cold weather when a car engine needs lots of power to turn over.

Conclusion

Having a battery that won’t hold a charge is frustrating, and figuring out what’s causing the problem can be tricky. Assuming that the cause of the battery drain is not human error, you probably want to have a professional mechanic look at it so it gets taken care of quickly.

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Be Careful of Cheap Tires

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 393

Given a choice, most car owners’ would like a set of “A-list” tires on their car. You know, brands like Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Yokohama and others. Problem is that these A-listers are often priced twice what the B-listers are, and many of us end up going B purely for financial

4 Reasons Why You Should Always Park Your Car in the Shade

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 272

In Germany, there is an odd word that is associated with parking your car in the shade. The word is Schattenparker and it’s a derisive term that denotes weakness.  We aren’t making this up. The term Schattenparker is a noun that describes someone who is cowardly or wimpy because they prefer to

What to know about brake rotors and pads

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 276

It doesn’t get all the coverage that things like engines, turbos and hot exhaust systems do but the brakes on your car are performance items too.  Think about it, after you have invested in all the performance upgrades to make your car go fast, what good is it if it doesn’t stop fast! With

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How “suicide doors” survived

January 30, 2017 • Autos Articles • Views: 256

Porsche recently made news by announcing that they are working on the Mission E, an extremely high performance electric car (EV) with dozens of state-of-the-art features. One feature that is decidedly not state-of-the-art, though, is the rear “suicide doors.”  For those who aren’t familiar

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Your Autobody Checklist

January 30, 2017 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 276

Autobody Checklist Here’s something you don’t hear very often: “I had a accident with my car but it was cheap to fix.” No matter how minor any accident is, it always seems to be expensive to repair. Sometimes very expensive.  We asked Ada Dodge of Ada, a local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

A good cell phone never lets you down on road

December 21, 2016 • Autos Articles • Views: 1236

Are you hoping to enter the New Year in style as well as in good financial shape? The time is now to start contemplating the ways you come in strong and take on the upcoming year with style, savings and enjoying the many perks of a new cell phone plan. The cell phones not only …

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Tips to have a safe vehicle ride in wintry conditions

December 7, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 946

How to stay safe when driving in wintry conditions New research published by comparison website confused.com has revealed that a quarter of motorists have either been involved in an accident or had a near-miss behind the wheel in poor conditions. Amanda Stretton, the motoring editor at

Street Food Van trend highlighted by Van Monster

September 6, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides, Info Graphic • Views: 1209

The popularity of the street food is going up since few years. The term street food has an increase of about 80 per cent in its search volume between 2014 and 2016. The food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation says that according to their recent surveys, around 2.5 billion people eat

Keep the wheels of your car in check

August 18, 2016 • Auto Tips and Guides • Views: 3500

If someone calls the current times in which we live a time of hastiness and obsession, then I’m sure that a lot of people would agree with this statement, wholeheartedly. Life has become so fast paced it seems that if you stop to take a breath or to appreciate your surroundings, you are going to