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How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery

There may be instances that your car’s battery got discharged because you haven’t used it for a long time. You may have accidentally left a light on which caused your car battery to drain.

​I purchased both a portable jump starter and a car battery charger. It is better to have these tools for emergency purposes.

 Also, someone might be in need of them and I could lend them a helping hand. In fact, I bought a car battery charger for my wife, too, and taught her how to use it. I also recommend to my customers to get one, especially when they have cars that they don’t use for a long time or when it’s winter season.

There are two ways to restore your car’s battery charge. You can either jump start it and drive it for a few minutes if you need to use it right away. Otherwise, you may use a car battery charger to recharge if you don’t plan to use your vehicle yet.

Using a car charger takes longer. So, if you need to use your car, a jump start is the best option. So, how long does it take to charge a car battery anyway? Will you have enough time if you have an appointment in a few hours?

Let’s explore the timelines and see how long the process takes. We’ll also discuss some factors related to charging your car’s battery.

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how to disable airbag system

Tips on How to Disable Airbag System

Airbags are meant to provide safety in cases of collision. It prevents the driver and passenger from injuries such as head and neck injuries during accidents. The airbag system was installed for a purpose so vehicle owners should not disable them.

However, there are instances wherein you need to know how to disable airbag system.

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how to customize your car

Tips on How to Customize Your Car

I have this 5-year-old car that I am thinking of customizing. When I bought it, I thought that it had all the things that I needed. But I realized that as I use it every day, there are things that I want to upgrade or change to make it look and feel better.

I’m not into car racing or displaying my car in car shows, but I would like to have the perks when it comes to my car. You know - great sound system, amazing mag wheels, maybe a few designs on the hood.

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Car Shuts off While Idling

Car Shuts off While Idling: What is the Problem and How to Solve It?

The car shuts off while idling, doesn’t it? Now, this can be quite irritating to deal with whenever you stop at a red signal. It is when your vehicle decides to stall out randomly. So this time, it’s you that’s keeping the line of cars on hold at the traffic signal.

If it happens on a regular basis, then you have to take it as a warning sign. There’s something wrong with the engine. It doesn’t have the ability to control the idle speed anymore. And when something like this happens, you wonder what the cause might be, right?

So it’s time to find what’s causing the car to shut off while idling!

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best LED headlights

How to Choose the Best LED Headlights

Choosing the best headlights is crucial to a better driving experience especially at night. For people who have difficulty driving at night, quality headlights are a must. LED simply means “light-emitting diode.”

As the name suggests, two lead semiconductors emit light when activated by a suitable voltage. In the olden days, people made use of oil lamps or torches in carriages. Imagine the difficulty they experienced back then!

However, in our modern world, with the addition of fueled vehicles, we have upgraded to a variety of headlamps that make driving much easier. LED headlights aren’t just a luxury accessory, but they are essential to safe driving.

Most car owners try different types of LED headlights until they find one that works best for them. Even a skilled driver cannot drive well if the headlights are not visually helpful.

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Best Radar Detector Under 200

Best Radar Detector Under 200 For Every Car Owner On A Budget

I think every driver should be mindful of their speed when it comes to ensure safety on the road. This is when a radar detector becomes handy. It helps not only in monitoring your speed, but it sure does help you not get in trouble in getting a traffic ticket.

There are a lot of these products out there and many of these companies claim that they sell the best. However, not all of them could really deliver a good quality, which is why you need a good product review first before purchasing one.

I have here the best radar detector under 200 for all of you car owners who are on a budget.

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BMW driving assistant plus

What You Need to Know About the BMW Driving Assistant Plus

Safety is everyone’s top concern when driving. In our modern age, many innovations have been placed to ensure everyone’s safety. One of the innovations, the BMW Driving Assistant Plus, aims to avoid road accidents and collisions. While the features are pricey, think of it as a safety investment.

BMW driving assistant plus

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy safe and worry-free driving?

BMW came up with this safety feature that acts as an assistant driver and warns the driver of any danger. Traffic jams are also less stressful because of its autopilot feature.

The BMW is equipped with infrared monitoring, surround view cameras, and remote control that helps in smoother and safer driving.

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best oil for diesel engines

How to Choose the Best Oil for Diesel Engines

Cars can be the bane of our life or the answer to our prayers. That is why car owners go the extra mile when it comes to maintenance to extend the lifespan of their vehicle. Regular servicing and maintenance are a chore, but it is necessary for the preservation of your vehicle.

One of the things that you need to invest on is engine oil. Engine oil for your diesel engine helps the engines run smoothly. Diesel engine oil should not be confused with diesel fuel.

Diesel oil contains more additives because diesel engines are subjected to harsher conditions. Diesel oil also absorbs more carbon than gasoline oil.

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tail lights not working but brake lights are

4 Simple Reasons Why Brake Lights Work and Tail Lights Don’t

Have you ever been pulled over by a police officer because you were driving at night with the tail lights off? I’m sure you would reason that you see the brake lights working and you had no idea that the tail lights were off. If you don’t drive at night, most likely it takes a long time before you notice that your tail lights aren’t working.

Tail lights are crucial in safe driving. Even though your brake lights function properly, people driving behind you may not see your car as you’re moving. Some accidents are caused by cars with very dim or no tail lights at all.

tail lights not working but brake lights are

Car''s tail light and brake light.

This is most dangerous during heavy rains or snow, or on sparsely-lit highways. Drivers behind may ram you because they did not clearly see your car. This is why police officers flag drivers who are without functioning lights.

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how long can a car idle

Have you Ever Wondered How Long Can a Car Idle?

As you turn on your car’s engine and wait for your mom or sister to finish putting on make-up, you wonder if you’re wasting your gas while warming up your car.

You get caught in this dilemma whether you should just shut off the engine or let it run along with the air conditioner so you can save on gas. This process is called idling.

Idling is when the engine is running, but the car is not in motion. One example of idling is when your car is waiting at a traffic light.

how long can a car idle

Car Idling.

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