Though majority of 21st century women know how to drive a car, they may not know the technical aspects behind it. Yes, they may fancy and know a lot about the car interior, but they most likely have low to zero interest in the inner workings of the car. Statistics reveal that this is the reason they end up spending more money on repairs than men do.
Hence, it really pays to have some basic knowledge about the car because it won’t only save your time, but also your money. The tips in the succeeding paragraphs may come in handy.
The most common problem encountered by drivers is a car that doesn’t start. This means that the battery is dead. Say, for instance, this happened to you in a highway, you are still lucky because you can ask help from someone to recharge your battery using jumper cables.
If the battery does not take a charge, this could mean that a good connection is not being made. In this case, clean the terminals to fix the issue. However, if this doesn’t work, or if the battery doesn’t hold a charge, you need to get a new one. It is wise to have a skilled auto mechanic test your battery to confirm that it really needs replacement.
Now, if you continually lose power, particularly while utilizing accessories such as headlights, or air conditioning, then the issue may be with the alternator. It is critical to have this fixed as soon as possible as a malfunctioning alternator can destroy the battery, and this means you will be spending money for two repairs.
Friendly Tip: Always ensure that you have a portable battery charger or a set of jumper cables in your vehicle.
*Information could vary based on the actual issue with the vehicle. It is always advised to bring your car directly to your local service center for proper advice.