Tag: Car Care

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What happens if you use a higher CCA battery?

Generally speaking, it is easier to start an engine in a warm environment than in a cold one. The rating refers to the number of amps a 12-volt battery can deliver at 0°F for 30 seconds while maintaining a voltage of at least 7.2 volts. The higher the CCA rating, the greater the starting power…
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Is it better to wax or polish your car?

The Quick Answer. You should always wax a car as soon as possible after it has been polished. Polishing will remove all paint protection on your car, so waxing afterwards will add a layer of protection to shield your car's paint from UV damage, dirt, tree sap, acid rain etc. Click to see full answer…
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Should 6 year old replace car battery?

Batteries can become worn down in as little as three years After three years, it's normally time to install a replacement. After four or five years, most car batteries will be almost completely unreliable. Old car batteries can present a number of safety and reliability issues. Click to see full answer Can a battery last…
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Is it safe to hose down your engine bay?

On the majority of modern cars, it is completely safe to spray the engine bay with water. Today's vehicles have covered air boxes and weather-proof wiring connectors throughout the engine bay. Avoid spraying things like the alternator, intake, or sensors with high-pressure water. Click to see full answer Is it safe to wash car engine…
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What does the date on a battery mean?

The first character will be a number from zero through nine that corresponds to the last digit in the year in which the battery was manufactured. For example, a five would mean 2015. The second character is a letter that refers to the month the battery was made. Click to see full answer How do…
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Is car wax good for your car?

By not waxing your car on a regular basis, you are giving these corrosive substances a better chance of damaging the clear coat (the finish on top that seals the paint) and exposing the paint below. In addition, you're making it harder to clean the car. Click to see full answer How often should I…
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Do you need primer on filler?

Do not proceed to Primer Filler stage until filled area is even. Adding body filler AFTER primer filler should be avoided to prevent possible adhesion, staining and shrinkage concerns. Click to see full answer Do you need to prime over filler? Make sure that all filled areas are rubbed down smooth and level. You will…
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What is plastic piece under car?

The engine splash shield, also known as the skid plate, lower engine cover, or engine splash guard, is a panel located underneath your vehicle's engine to protect it from debris on the road. Click to see full answer What is the plastic underneath my car? This plastic panel—known as the engine splash shield, the skid…
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How long is a new car toxic?

What's worrying is that research by CSIRO suggest that the toxics in new cars remain for up to six months and longer. A new car that was tested had high levels of air toxic emissions (up to 64,000 micrograms per cubic metre). Click to see full answer How long is VOC on new car? Levels…
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How do you know if a battery will fit your car?

As several people have stated, no, a larger battery will not harm your alternator (or other electrical components), provided that it is putting out the correct voltage. Click to see full answer Will the wrong size battery damage a car? If you use the wrong size battery, this could cause changes in the flow of…
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