- Five Major Signs of Alternator Problems
Trying to figure out if your car is having battery or alternator problems can be a difficult task, especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. In the long list of questionable car issues that are the result of two similar components (starter or battery? brake pads or rotors? muffler or catalytic converter? etc.), the battery and alternator rank high – perhaps more common than any other pair of auto parts.
- Mechanics 101: What is an Alternator?
Ask a casual car enthusiast what an alternator is, and you’ll get one of the following five responses...
- Ever Wonder How to Recharge A/C? Keep Reading!
There’s nothing quite so annoying and uncomfortable as getting into your reliable old car on an especially hot day and finding that the air conditioning’s just not what it used to be. It’s easy to give up on it and assume that it would be too expensive or too difficult to fix, leaving you in a pretty bad place on hot days. Fortunately, getting the A/C up and running back to its comfortable old self isn’t all that hard. With an easy-to-find part and twenty minutes of tinkering, you can find yourself enjoying your drive time a whole lot more.
- Top 10 James Bond Cars of All-Time
Agent 007 isn’t your typical car enthusiast. For one, he travels a lot more than most. The most beautiful women are always hanging around Mr. Bond and he always delivers the perfect throwaway line after saving the world, deadpan humor and all. He really is the most interesting man in the world (sorry, beer commercial guy).
- 5 Reasons to Invest in the Best Muffler
You want the best for your car, right? If needed, you’ll put in the 89 or 93 octane fuel. You’re always on top of oil changes, and you regularly perform routine maintenance. When it comes to replacement parts, the same principle applies: given the choice of an average part and an exceptional one, superior quality and performance are preferable.
- BuyAutoParts.com #Fixaride Video Contest Winner Announced
When we announced our #FixARide contest a few weeks back, we had no idea how many people would give it a go. Our competition encouraged anyone in need of car repairs to plead their case as to why they deserved $750 in parts and repairs. As it turned out, we received more entries than originally anticipated. And for production value, creativity and salesmanship, each contestant brought something to the table. Thanks again to everyone who participated!
- The Ultimate Car Repair Cheat Sheet - Infographic
Take the guesswork out of your car repairs for good! Know the level of time commitment, cost of parts, and the tool kit necessary before you start your next project.
- The BuyAutoParts.com Ultimate Car A/C Buying Guide
Your car’s A/C system keeps everything cool inside, even if it’s scorching outside. When one component fails, the air conditioning system fails. That’s why it’s important to realize the major parts involved with your auto’s A/C. Our AC Compressor Buying Guide provides plenty of in-depth information on what to look for when buying an A/C compressor.
- How to Spot a Radiator Leak from a Mile Away
If your radiator has ever failed while driving, you probably already know the signs of a coolant system leak. Many times, a small leak becomes a major problem, which is followed by an overheated engine. And when your engine overheats, you’re officially out of luck – at that point, you should have one of the following: a mechanic friend, responsive roadside assistance or the technical know-how to fix the problem yourself. (BuyAutoParts.com can help with your new radiator; we have hundreds in stock, all at prices well below other vendors).
- Car Anatomy 101: The Muffler – Features, Function & Fundamental Importance
The muffler – it’s the last component of your exhaust system, yet first in the hearts of many “mod crazy” car enthusiasts. Always heard before seen (unless your muffler truly is whisper-quiet), the typical muffler does its job quietly and, quite literally, under the radar. So far under the radar, it’s barely above the road.