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Car Battery Tips

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In many ways the battery in your car is one of the most important components. If it is not working properly it doesn't start. This is a page about car battery tips.
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November 30, 2006

To improve your automobile battery post and cable life, make a mixture of baking soda and water. Pour this mixture over your battery cables if they have a build up. Let set for a few minutes and rinse off with water.

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December 23, 2018

My car battery drains down every three days. What could be wrong?

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December 23, 20180 found this helpful

I had that happen a few cars ago and it was the alternator

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Alternater

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Take it up to the parts store and have them check For FREE BEST ANSWER!

Step 1
CHECK ALTERNATOR

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Take your car to a near by auto parts store (Auto Zone, NAPA, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts) as any of them will check it for you.

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It is probably your alternator but best to have it checked before it does further damage to your battery.

Can you replace a new alternator? If not, talk to friends/family about a trusted mechanic. If no one like that maybe one of the auto stores will supply you a couple of names.
Sorry but according to the make/year of your car - alternators/service are usually very expensive.

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December 24, 20180 found this helpful

Hopefully it is the least expensive fix, which is a loose cable or corrosion on the terminals. We just went through this with one of our family cars. The sweet gal--that was nice surprise--from AAA did her magic and it has been fine since.

Wishing you an easy a fix as we had!

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