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Simple Guide on How to Test Your Battery

To safely check the charging power of the car battery, you are going to need a wire brush, work gloves, safety glasses, and a voltmeter. With the car engine and headlights off, open the hood and use the wire brush to carefully clean the contact points of the car battery. The voltmeter will have two cables, red and black. The red cable goes to the positive terminal of the car battery. The black cable goes to the other terminal.

With the voltmeter on, you should see a reading in the 12.4 range if the battery is still able to…

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Signs Your Ignition Needs Service

The ignition switch is one of the most important components to your fuel and ignition system. Of course, when you turn the key, you expect the car to go forward. However, there are a lot of reasons that the ignition could be the issue. You may also be getting the problem mixed up with issues caused by a battery or starter.

One of the first things to check is the key. Is it broken or worn down? Is the transponder working on your key? You may also want to see if it's the battery. If lights are flickering but…

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