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Tag: Car Batteries

Cleaning a Car Battery

Learn how to clean a car battery with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Car breakdowns are those events that always occur at the most inconvenient times. The good news is that you have the power of prevention on your side. One of the ways you can protect your vehicle is by keeping the your car battery clean and free of corrosion buildup. A good rule of thumb is(…)

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(…)

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(…)

My Car Will Not Start! Is it the Battery, Alternator or Starter?

A variety of possible catastrophic issues pass through your mind when your car will not start. But, before you panic, try to see if a faulty battery, alternator or starter is the problem. These three parts of a car closely work together, so it can be hard to tell which one has failed. Below, we’ll describe how to diagnose which of the three is faulty. Finding Out Why Your Car Will Not Start When you check these three, always start with the(…)

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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