There are many factors that affect the useful life of a car battery. It can be as long as six years or as short as two years depending on maintenance, weather conditions (temperature and humidity) and car usage, among other factors. A good car battery is one that is able to recharge and can hold charge without self-draining when not in use. This article highlights important signs of impending battery failure and a few maintenance tips that will extend your battery life as long as possible. [Read More]
How to Conduct an Initial Appraisal of a Used Car for Sale
There's no question about it; you can definitely find a bargain if you buy a used car from a private source. However, you need to exercise a great deal of care at the same time, or you may well come away with a lemon. While most sellers are honest and want to do the right thing, you cannot always rely on this either, so you do need to make sure that you inspect the vehicle very carefully before you shake hands. [Read More]
Why Is Your New Vehicle's Transfer Case So Important?
If you've recently taken ownership of a vehicle with a four-wheel-drive transmission for the first time, you may be getting used to its idiosyncrasies and learning more about the way it works. You may realise that it is significantly different to your previous, two-wheel-drive vehicle and want to get the most out of your ownership by looking after the vehicle correctly. However, you may have questions when it comes to the way that the engine distributes its power and how it's possible to turn all four wheels at once. [Read More]
Car Batteries: Is It Time To Replace Your Battery?
Your car's battery functions much like a heart. This component is vital to providing adequate power for your vehicle to not only start but to stay running. In the event that it starts to malfunction, it is prudent for you to seek out repairs to find out whether the situation is salvageable or if you need a replacement battery. Below are some of the signs to look out for what would indicate it may be time to retire your car battery and get a new one. [Read More]