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How To Install A Car Battery

If you ever wondered how to install a car battery, or if you want to do it yourself, we have a quick step-by-step process to help you. You only need a few basic tools, and it may only take about fifteen minutes to do. Learning how to install a car battery is a great start if you’re a beginning DIY auto repair mechanic. Before we show you how to install a(…)

Frozen Battery Questions Answered

It’s bad enough when your car or truck doesn’t start, but when you find out your battery is frozen solid, now that’s brutal. When your battery freezes, it usually needs to be replaced. Also a frozen battery is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. When the liquid inside the battery freezes, it can break the electrical connections inside and bend the plates. This lowers the battery’s output, often far enough that the(…)

Battery Charger: What’s the Best?

Automotive batteries are used for a lot of things. Almost anything with an engine has some sort of battery. And once in a while, those batteries need to be charged. And that’s why there are a lot of different kinds of battery chargers. If you have a car or truck, you do need one. To get the right one, keep in mind what you need it for. If you only use it(…)

How Often Should I Test My Car Battery?

The car battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Without it, you won’t go anywhere. Your battery will eventually let you down and leave you stranded if you don’t take care of it. There are a lot of things that can cause your battery to fail, and many of them are gradual and easy to miss. So, you need to check your battery regularly. Most manufacturers recommend(…)

How To Clean Battery Corrosion

If your car or truck is having a hard time starting, or if it’s not starting at all, check your battery for corrosion. Battery corrosion is a natural part of using a lead acid battery. When the battery gets hot enough, or while it gets charged as you drive, gas from the acid escapes through the vents or through joints or cracks in the case. The gas reacts with the(…)

AGM Battery vs. Traditional Flooded Battery

An AGM battery has many advantages over a traditional flooded battery. It has more power, longer life, a slower discharge rate, a faster charge rate, is more durable, and can be mounted in any position. Nearly all of these advantages come from one fundamental difference in the way manufacturers build these two different types of battery: AGM battery technology. What is AGM battery technology? A traditional lead acid battery is(…)

10 Vehicle Checks for a Road Trip

Getting ready for a road trip? Follow these ten vehicle checks before you hit the road! You can find all of the products mentioned in this article at our store locations. Vehicle Checks for a Safe Road Trip Tire Check  Have all tires inspected for wear. If your tires tread is low or there are any signs of the wear bars, consider getting them replaced. If your tires are still(…)

Automotive Batteries at Blain’s Farm & Fleet

If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t think about replacing your car battery very often. This can get us in to trouble. We usually don’t think about our batteries at all until they stop working. Don’t get stranded on the side of the road. Replace your battery every four to five years, and have it checked at least twice a year. In the United States, the average life span(…)


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