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How to Install a Car Battery

Installing a car battery is something that every car owner should know. It is not that difficult to install a car battery since it is something that every able person can do. So, how to install a car battery?

Step1. Boost charge the wet batteries to ensure top efficiency before installing.

Step2. Clean first the battery terminal posts thoroughly with a wire brush, remove any corrosion that already accumulates on the battery pole. Ensure that the terminal post is free from corrosion. If you can make the metal shine then it is better.

Step3. Turn off all lights and accessories that use electrical power. By doing so, it will minimize the possibility of sparks while installing the battery which may possibly cause short circuit.

Step4. Observe and inspect all the lights if there is one that fails to turn off because if there is one lights that always keep on, when the battery is replace with a new one it will possibly drain the new battery.

Step5. Carefully mark the polarity cable as positive o…

Car Tire Wear Patterns

Car Tire Wear on Inside Edge of Tire
This kind of tire wear indicates a problem with alignment. Wheel alignment defines how straight the wheel relative to the car frame, when defining how tilt the wheel is called Camber. There are types of camber namely positive, negative and no camber. When we say positive camber it means that the wheel is tilted away from the car frame, when we say negative camber it means that the wheel is tilted towards the car frame and no camber means the wheel is not tilted.

When the car tire wear mainly on the inside edge then it means that the wheel is too much tilted towards the car or have negative camber. Wheel alignment will correct the problem do this at once to avoid excessive tire wear.

How to Check Tire Pressure

Equipment: Tyre pressure gauge

The Tire thread life could reduce if the Tire pressure of your car is under what the car manufacturer specified on your car owner’s manual. Aside from reduce Tire life it is also believe that having lower Tire pressure could also reduce fuel economy and to prevent those from happening it is necessary to check the Tyre pressure of your car for at least every month. When checking for the Tire pressure, do it after running for about 1km.