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What Are the Signs of a Weak/Dying Battery?

What Are the Signs of a Weak/Dying Battery?

Similar to your phone or laptop battery, your car battery grows weak over years of use. Experts say that a vehicle battery will last anywhere between 3 to 5 years. However, overloading your battery with too many functions will also decrease its lifespan. On the other hand, if your battery is well cared for with regular cleanings, it can last up to 6 years. If you don't know how long you've had your battery, you also lookout for the signs of a weakened battery: Trouble Starting Car - If it takes slower for your engine to start, then it means that your car battery is not powerful enough to enable strong starts. You may also find yourself grabbing the jumper cables more often. Electrical Accessories Not Working - Besides starting the engine, the battery also supplies power to other parts of your car. These areas include your door locks, wipers, headlights, radio, and your windows. If you start noticing problems with any of those, it means your battery needs to be replaced soon ... read more

How to Tell If You Need Transmission Repairs

How to Tell If You Need Transmission Repairs

The transmission plays a vital role in many vehicles today; they are in charge of transferring power from the engine to the wheels on your automobile. Without a working transmission, the wheels simply wouldn't be able to turn. Thus, you can't go anywhere. Unfortunately, the transmission may require repairs as your vehicle ages. Here are some ways to spot transmission trouble. Check Engine Light On Some cars have a specific light that can pop up on the dash for transmission issues. In other vehicles, the check engine light may be a way of signifying transmission trouble. Either way, you should address the warning lights as soon as possible. Strange Behavior When in Neutral If you hear weird noises or extreme vibrations when you're parked or in neutral, it could mean that your car is lacking in transmission fluid. It can also indicate that one or more of your transmission system's critical components malfunction. Physical Evidence of a Leak Your transmission needs f ... read more

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