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Auto Videos for Hanover Park Drivers: Making a Battery Last Longer

Auto Videos for Hanover Park Drivers: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Hanover Park drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission can help maintain your battery. Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very dangerous to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined. Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge. Give us a call Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission 1005 Irving Park Rd Hanover Park, IL 60133

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Charge It In Hanover Park For Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our car owners in Hanover Park, IL: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs, and entertainment computers are keeping pickup batteries from maintaining a full charge. The longer a battery goes with a low charge, the sooner it'll die. It's clear that your Hanover Park auto owners need to recharge your batteries. This is the job of the alternator. The problem comes when the car's demand for electricity is high and we are driving in stop and go conditions or short trips around Hanover Park or Addison. The alternator just can't keep up. The result is shortened battery life. So what can we Hanover Park auto owners ... read more

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The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Auto Report: Battery Testing

The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Auto Report: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Hanover Park motorists and it's tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely. Your Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission tech can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for IL auto owners because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Give us a call Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission 1005 Irving Park RdHanover Park, IL 60133

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A New Battery In Hanover Park

Hello Hanover Park drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Hanover Park, here's some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines. The Elk Grove Village weather also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the pi ... read more

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