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All batteries have the possibility of being overcharged. Overcharging a battery means you charge it past the intended capability of the battery. Most chargers do not monitor the battery level as you charge it. Therefore, it is possible to overcharge. Overcharging a battery can permanently damage the battery, resulting in the need to replace it. Overcharged batteries will degrade to the point of consistently losing charge regardless of how long you run your car or…

Do you hear an annoying wine or hiss when you are listening to your music in your car? This is a common issue and can be super annoying. When engine noise gets in the way of your music experience, it can be a real drag. There are several reasons why you may be experiencing this common issue. It is usually something fairly straightforward like bad wiring or a loose ground connection, but it may also…

The struggles and difficulties car drivers contend with when they park illegally or the car breaks down with a technical fault include the high possibility of such car(s) being towed by the authorities. On the flip side as well, when you get stuck on certain parkways or toll roads, towing services make you use their expensive car towing. Oh no! No matter how hard you try, the truth is that you cannot entirely rule out…

The drivetrain in a vehicle sends power from the transmission to the wheels. There are several different types. These are rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, 4 wheel drive, and all-wheel drive. These are often seen as acronyms: RWD, FWD, 4WD (or 4×4), and AWD. There are 4 ways to determine if you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle: Look up your vehicle using your VIN number. You can look under the car. If you do not see an…

You’re driving your car home from work one evening and all of a sudden the engine jerks and sputters when you’re on the freeway. Your first thought probably is: Will I get home? The next thought is: What’s the problem with the car? A jerking or sputtering engine when the car is moving at high speed is one indication that you may have a bad fuel pump. Will you be able to get home in…

Everyone depends on their car for many things. For many people, their car or truck is how they get to work or even how they transport their family. Can you imagine the trouble it would cause if your car stopped running in the morning? A gas leak in your car could actually cause that problem when you least expect it. Today we will discuss how to know when you have a fuel leak, what to…

You will normally just need to release the hood inside the car and then use the lever to free the hood to be opened. However, if you don’t have a lever or the lever in your car is broken, you will need an alternative approach. To open car hood without lever, you will need to trip the latch and then you might need to use a long and thin screwdriver to poke under the hood…

Cold weather can be hard on any item that has to live outside. Not all of us can keep our car in a garage, and there might be an occasion where the cold weather will lead to issues with your car door or car doors not working properly. You will probably take your car doors for granted while they are working correctly, but if they stop working properly you will be likely to notice immediately.…

The automobile is a pride and joy of technology. Those metal masters of the road have almost everything you could ask for and right at your fingertips. Each year’s new model has something better: safety locks on doors, Internet portals, streaming technology; you name, and it is probably there on your dashboard. Despite all this new being normal on four wheels, most drivers are still asking a question as old as Henry Ford: There are…

If you recently filled your gas tank and you can smell gas when you start your car, it may take a little while for the smell of gas to go away. Most of the time, this smell shows up because you were at a gas station getting fuel. If you can smell gas every time you start your engine, though, then that’s usually a sign of a problem. It is generally not safe to drive…