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Your Car Battery Just May Be The Cause of Your Problems

by Brian England on Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Have you ever said,  "Don't worry about the car battery; I can handle that," to your auto technician?

Recently, in just one week, I came across two cases where customers suggested that we "toss aside" their car battery as the cause of an issue because they perceived that it could not be causing the problem.

Well it seems that these two customers are in very good company.  In a study performed in the southwestern part of the U.S., it was found that car mechanics over looked a possible battery issue 50% of the time! 

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Topics: car battery, battery, auto battery maintenance, auto battery testing

Car Batteries. When to Change Them?

by Brian England on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

With the cold temperatures we have been having lately,  a lot of people worry that they will wake up in the morning, and their car won't start. The good news is that automotive technology has come a long way, and cars are a lot more reliable. We used to have cars lined up for battery service on cold days when the temperatures dropped to the single digits, but that's just not the case anymore. People are hopping into their cars, turning the key, and the cars are starting... even if they are a little hesitant at first.

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Topics: car battery, car battery problems, auto battery maintenance, auto battery testing

My Battery Died Right After a Maryland State Inspection. What Caused This?

by Brian England on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Recently a customer’s battery died the day after she picked up her car. She was convinced we had caused her battery to die. She told us her boyfriend knew about cars and told her,  "I suspect they cooked [overcharged] the battery."

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Topics: car battery, battery preventive maintenance, dead battery, battery, car battery problems, auto battery maintenance, auto battery testing

10 Common Q&A's: "Why Won't My Car Start; Is the Car Battery Dead?"

by Brian England on Tue, Dec 17, 2013

(This is part two of a two-part series around the questions/symptoms that car owners experience when they think they have a dead battery.  Here, in part two, we focus on understanding the causes of some of the symptoms related to a dead battery.)

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Topics: car battery, drained car battery, battery preventive maintenance, predictive checks, parasitic drain, programming a car battery, radio codes, jump start, clicks, dead car battery, charging

Think Your Car Battery is Going Dead? 10 Common Terms You Should Know

by Brian England on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

(This is part one of a two-part series around the questions/symptoms that car owners have when they think they have a dead car battery.  Here, in part one, we focus on understanding some of the terminology related to a car battery going dead.)

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Topics: car battery, drained car battery, engine won't turn over, battery preventive maintenance, predictive checks, parasitic drain, programming a car battery, radio codes, jump start, clicks, dead battery

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