Tag: Cars and Automobiles

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Will AutoZone install a new battery?

How much to replace a car battery? Depending on power, size, and quality, prices for a replacement car battery range from about $45 to $250. Your local dealership, auto parts store or automotive service center can check your current battery or hook you up with a new car battery. Click to see full answer Will…
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Which member of The Repair Shop died?

What made the moment so poignant was that Mike, who was a professional speedway racer in the 70s, was battling terminal cancer while the refurbishment was happening and unfortunately died before the big reveal. Click to see full answer How did Suzie Fletcher lose weight? Super-slimmer Susie Fletcher has shrunk from 21st to 13st in…
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What are tailgates used for?

Why Do Trucks Have Tailgates? The reason your truck has a tailgate is quite simple. It's to prevent the cargo in your truck bed from falling out. Click to see full answer Why do trucks tailgate? As you can see, the first two reasons truckers tailgate are simply to bring the driver back to reality…
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Can you sell a car with expired MOT?

Many people believe that there is a two-week grace period for lapsed MOTs – which can allow drivers a leeway period to get their vehicle booked in for their MOT test. Unfortunately, despite popular belief, the 'MOT grace period' is actually a myth. Click to see full answer Can you drive after MOT expires? You…
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How long should you wait to buff a car after painting?

The last thing you want to do is wax your car as soon as the new paint dries. If you apply wax too soon, it will interrupt the curing process, which can weaken the paint and make it easier to scratch or damage. Instead, wait 60 to 90 days before waxing. Click to see full…
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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 is a Thatcham Category 1?

To meet Thatcham's standards they must be reliable and durable, resistant to attack and finally have a secure key replacement procedure. Category 5 is the top of the line 21st century solution for tracking your vehicle. Click to see full answer What is the difference between Thatcham Category 5 and 6? The Thatcham category 5…
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