Replacing a Car Battery

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Nothing is worse than trying to turn on your car only to hear the engine churn and churn. One of the most common reasons for a car’s malfunction is a dead battery. You can’t drive a car without a working battery. However, having this issue fixed is easier than you might think. The following are some things that you should keep in mind if you need to replace a car battery.

What is that Noise? Automotive Sounds and How to Locate them

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When you hear your vehicle making strange sounds you definitely need to investigate. They aren’t going to go away on their own, and early intervention can prevent serious damage to your vehicle. Being able to identify some of the common noises and what they are is important. First, you need to know how to locate the sounds you hear. Turn off the radio and any other distractions so you can focus on what is going on with your vehicle.

How to Repair Rear Drum Brakes

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If your rear drum brakes are making a grinding noise, then they need to be replaced. Modern brake systems are designed so that they make a squealing sound when they become worn down. If this sound is ignored, then the next thing that you will hear is a grinding metal sound. This sound is indicative of the fact that the pads are completely worn down and replaced. Ignoring this sound can cause damage to the components in your brake system. Replacing rear drum brakes is a task that can be easily accomplished by just about anyone. But it does require careful attention to detail and the right tools. Here is a list of the tools that you are going to need to get the job done correctly.

Diagnosing the Reason your Car won’t Start

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There can be several reasons why your car won’t start. However, there are many ways you can start to troubleshoot the situation and then identify the problem. If you turn your ignition and nothing happens then the engine isn’t going to crank. This more than likely indicates some type of electrical problem. The first place to look will be the battery as your connection may not be doing the job correctly.

How to Remove and Inspect Your Car’s Spark Plugs

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Removing and inspecting your car’s spark plugs doesn’t have to be a complicated process. This is best done when your engine is completely cool though. You don’t want to risk burning yourself on a hot engine. The other reason is that metal will expand when it is hot. That will make the spark plug in place very tightly and you don’t want to break it off in the head when you try to remove it.