Yearly Archives: 2021

How To: Jump Start Your Car

How To: Jump Start Your Car

If your battery is dead, meaning that when you attempt to start your car, there is a low whining sound, the quickest way to get it going again is to perform a jump start. This simple technique only requires a few minutes of your time. Jump starting your car doesn't require a lot of equipment; a set of jumper cables and another running vehicle is all that is needed. Keep a pair of jumper cables in your vehicle, don't think that someone else will have cables. Jumper cables wind up quickly and can be stored out of sight under a seat or in the trunk. When you purchase new cables, look for ones that are around four to six gauge in size and at least twenty feet in length. Sturdy cables with heavy-duty clamps are more effective and provide a better grip and a better connection. It is not always possible to get the two vehicles right next to each other, so it is a good idea to have longer cables on hand; this way, you are prepared for less than ideal circumstances. Handling Jum ... read more

Why is There Smoke Coming from Underneath My Car's Hood?

Why is There Smoke Coming from Underneath My Car's Hood?

It is common for a car to smoke when you start it after it sits out for the night. Although it might indicate minor car troubles, smoke underneath the car hood might indicate significant car troubles that should be addressed with urgency. In most cases, drivers notice the smoke when suiting in idle at a stoplight or turning off the engine while parked. The amount, color, and smell of the smoke vary depending on the reason for the smoking. What are some of the possible reasons for a smoking car? Oil Spillage Oil spillage outside the engine might trigger smoking underneath the hood. When filling the gas tank, oil might oil outside onto the crankcase. Although the spillage might not lead to any significant harm, it causing smoking with a harsh oily smell, which burns off eventually without any damage. However, m if the spills are regular without cleaning up, some plastic or rubber parts might break down due to being submerged in the oil for long durations. A Leaking Coolant A leakage ... read more