Maintaining your vehicle’s battery is important especially during winter months – what to do about it
That large and heavy rectangular looking black box under the hood of your vehicle or in your truck is the battery. There might be other places vehicle manufacturers place the battery, but in the majority of cases it’s under the hood. The battery serves two primary purposes. First, it is the primary source of power […]
If you’re in the northeast, you’re probably due for a snowstorm this weekend. Get ready for a couple of days cozying up by the fire, the TV, or relaxing with a good book.If your idea of a snowstorm involves more than being house-bound, don’t hit the roads unless you’re prepared. If you haven’t already prepared, stock […]
It’s not always necessary to jump start your battery, especially if you take preventive measures to keep your battery charged when you’re not frequently using your car or during cold weather months. Needless to say, there’s some confusion out there about what the different methods are. In particular, confusion reigns supreme about the difference between […]
If you’ve ever had your car battery die on you, you know the pain of regret—regret that you didn’t do more to give it the long and happy life it deserved. But life gets in the way, and not everyone makes time to pay that all-important welfare check to make sure everything’s going okay under […]
Many of us have not used our motor vehicles at all since the Work-From-Home (WFH) order was enforced by employers due to COVID-19. Some of you may have used your vehicle only a few times. The good news is we are no longer sitting in traffic, spending our cash on gas, parking fees and general […]
Think about treating your car’s health similarly to how you treat your own health. No one enjoys going to the doctor (or the repair shop), but preventative maintenance is the key to longevity. If you give your car the attention it needs when it’s giving you signs that something isn’t quite right, then you’ll avoid […]
Those living in seasonal climes know that the days of perfectly crisp air and turning autumn leaves will soon come to a swift end, only to be replaced by violent, frigid temps. Breaking down by the side of the road is a nuisance even in clear, warm weather. Getting stuck on the side of a […]
As the fall weather rolls in, your car battery may be losing its zest for life. The dead of winter is inconveniently the peak online-search season for car batteries — just the time of year you don’t want to be stranded. There’s no better time than the present to have your vehicle’s battery tested (and […]
Thinking about getting a green car but concerned about hybrid car battery costs? Good news: we’ve broken down the expected costs to help with your decision. Hybrid Battery Cost Short Answer A hybrid-car battery costs around $3,000-$5,000 for the most common hybrid, the Toyota Prius. Plug-In Batteries The larger battery pack used in plug-in hybrids costs proportionally more. The […]
Car battery brands are not all the same, and a poor-quality battery will not last as long as a higher-quality one. But, bottom-line, it’s more complicated than ‘what’s the best car battery?’ Background Most car batteries sold here in the USA come from only a handful of sources. Most of them are private-labeled to an assortment […]
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