Here are six tips to use when diagnosing a vehicle with a dead battery.
Remember the good old days of battery and alternator testing? With just a multimeter you could test if the alternator was charging and if the battery had a decent state of charge. On most late-model vehicles, the battery and alternator are managed together to minimize the load on the engine to boost fuel economy.
Don’t limit yourself to just checking emissions controls – use your smoke machine to check numerous vehicle systems.
Beauty is more than skin deep. Here are 11 steps to help clean any car’s engine compartment.
BMW valve covers and intake manifolds made of plastic are susceptible to warpage and gasket failure.