Bad Battery Warning Signs and Symptoms

Bad Battery Warning Signs, we’ve all been there before. We have somewhere we have to be, the car won't start and we're stuck. To prevent getting stranded ever again, learn to recognize these warning signs and symptoms that could indicate your battery may need to be replaced soon:

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Can Automotive Batteries Get Old

This date tells you when the battery was shipped from the factory to a local wholesale distributor. The additional numbers indicate where it was made. Car batteries usually last from three to five years. But it's important to look out for signs or warnings that your batteries get old, like, a slow engine crank or low battery fluid....

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Automotive Batteries Inside and Out

The average car battery lasts 3 to 5 years, but extreme temperatures, weather, and even driving habits can shorten the lifespan of your battery. We offer a battery check-up with every visit to our store. This is a quick diagnostic where we check the temperature your battery can be expected to fail. This also provides you some idea how...

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Engine Knocking Making Loud Noise

Don't hesitate to come to Bullitt Automotive at the first sign of engine knocking. If you're hearing engine noises like knocking, tapping or clicking, or if your engine stalls sometimes, bring your car in and our certified technicians will figure out what's going on under the hood. Keep your engine performance and engine efficiency strong by tackling the small...

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Smart Sensors in Late Model Cars

Clusters are now used on a smaller scale for smart sensors. For instance, a typical pressure sensor has a component that sends out varying voltage, depending on the pressure placed on it. Typically, the voltage output is not constant, it can vary with the temperature, and it is a low-level voltage, which means it needs amplification.

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ECU Components in Automobiles

Before today's emission laws, you could build a car engine with no microprocessors. However, we now have stricter emissions laws, so sophisticated controlling mechanisms (ECU Components and Engine Controls) were necessary to control the air/fuel mixture in order for the catalytic converter to reduce the pollution from our exhaust. (Look at How Catalytic Converters Work for further explanation.)

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Automotive Electrical Design

All the different modules send this information onto the communications bus and, several times a second, the ECU sends out information containing a header and the data. The header is simply a number that identifies the data as either a speed or temperature reading while the data is the actual speed or temperature. Another module on the instrument panel...

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Steps Completing Wheel Alignment

Steps completing wheel alignment? Vehicle alignment requires bringing a car’s suspension into the correct configuration by adjusting components in order for the wheels to be aligned with one another as well as the road. This process is performed by an knowledgeable and experienced mechanic and a special alignment machine.

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Wheel Alignment Symptoms and Solutions

Keeping your tires properly aligned is the easiest way to make them last longer. In a perfect world, tires would wear evenly across the tread. But if you notice excessive or lopsided wear on your wheels, you may need an alignment check. When your tires are not pointing the right direction, they not only wear down faster but they...

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