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Average Car Battery Life

Average Car Battery Life

In theory, the life of a car battery is determined by a variety of factors, many of which rarely come to full fruition. Under normal circumstances, a car battery has a lifespan of about four years. For a car battery to make it to this average life, it’s under the...
Change Your Windshield Wipers

Change Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers degrade over time. They chatter, they tear and, as a result, leave a streaky wipe behind. The trick is changing your wipers as soon as they don’t clear the windshield well. As they age, wiper blades will leave behind streaks, indicating that it is...
Do Not Service your Own Vehicle without the Proper Know-How

Do Not Service your Own Vehicle without the Proper Know-How

The cool thing about cars these days is that they’re very computerized. There is a computer that monitors various sensors inside the car and uses those sensors to regulate things like idle speed, spark plugs, and fuel injectors, to name a few. If something goes wrong,...
Check Your Coolant warning light

Check Your Coolant warning light

This is normally the coolant level warning light. If this comes on it means that the level of coolant in your radiator is low and needs topping up. DO NOT OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT! The coolant system is pressurised and it could easily release...

Check Your ABS Light

If you’ve got an ABS-equipped car, you also have a second light – the ABS light. If it comes on, get it seen to as soon as possible. It means the ABS computer has diagnosed that something is amiss in the system. It could be something as simple as dirt in...
Check Your Lights

Check Your Lights

ONE INDICATOR OR BLINKER IS FLASHING FASTER THAN THE OTHER negative battery terminal When you indicate one way and the blinker flashes quicker than when you indicate the other way, it means one of the bulbs has blown. An auto parts store will be able to tell you what...