Charging a Car Battery

When one discovers he or she has a dead battery when trying to ignite a car, It is a bit disappointing, but they are several ways of charging it.

Knowing how dead is your car battery

A good battery will show 12.4-12.7 volts when measured across a voltmeter. In case it is below, the car battery may not restart this; you will encounter some problems.

If one car battery is above 12 volts

If one vehicle is above 12 volts, it is best to recharge. The best solution is by driving your car around and switching off all…

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Tire Tread and Pressure Tips

We at Hendrick MINI understand you need good tire tread and pressure to get around Charlotte. You need good tires before you take long trips to prevent flats and blowouts. Tires without the correct inflation wear faster, and extra tread wear may cause accidents. Learn some tread and tire pressure tips to get the most from your tires.

Your owner's manual should tell you the proper tread depth and tire pressure. Tires need good tread to remove water. Measure tread using a tread gauge from a parts store, or check for tread using a quarter by inserting it in…

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What is Car Wax?

When you invest time and money in an automobile, it makes sense to go the extra mile to take care of that vehicle. To make the exterior really shine, car wax is a product that you can affordably buy and use regularly. Its recommended that you wax your vehicle once every four months. If it's the middle of winter, you may have to put off waxing your vehicle until the temperature outside is optimal for application.

To add a layer of protection to the outside of your vehicle, choose a wax product that will be easy to apply

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How to Replace a Flat

If you own a vehicle, there will likely come a day when you have a flat tire. This might come along at the most inopportune of moments, but replacing the tire will be necessary before you can get on your way. Here are some tips to help the process go more smoothly.

Make sure that you have turned your car off and put on the emergency brake. Many accidents occur when drivers neglect this step. You will have a lot of things going through your mind at the moment, but this is a critical first step as you begin to…

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The Basics of Car Wax

You don't have to spend a ton of money on products for your vehicle, but there are a few items that you should make sure to purchase. There are a number of different car wax types that can really provide a great layer of protection for your automobiles surface. Whether you choose a natural option or something chemical-based, make sure you take a little time to figure out what the best option will be for your specific vehicle.

Some people like a product that's really easy to apply. There are spray-on car waxes that you apply by spray…

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Fuel System Service Makes Sense

Fuel injectors allow fuel to enter the engine. They cannot spray fuel when dirty or clogged. Therefore, it makes sense to schedule a fuel injector cleaning service. The manufacturer provides recommendations for when to do so. However, if you notice problems with sputtering, stalling, low fuel economy, and other issues, a fuel injector cleaning might be necessary.

Other issues may contribute to issues with the fuel system. Changing the fuel filter may address some concerns. However, when there’s a problem with the fuel pump, the vehicle could suffer from dangerous malfunctions. 

 

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What Are Gaskets and What Do They Do?

A gasket is a critical part of your vehicle that should not be ignored. However, you may not even be sure what a gasket is or what it looks like. Here is an overview of what a gasket can do for your vehicle.

What Are Gaskets?
A gasket is a seal that is designed to protect your vehicle's engine and other critical components of your vehicle. The gasket will protect your engine's components from foreign liquids, dirt, dust, and other materials.

How Many Gaskets Are In My Vehicle?
There are hundreds of gaskets in your vehicle. These gaskets…

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How to Charge a Car Battery

The process of charging a car battery can only be hooking up the car charger if you want it.You must understand which terminal to remove first if, for sure, you have to remove the battery. Then it would be best if you followed the terminal to hook on the charger and how long should you charge a car battery.

Preparing yourself to charge

Before we get into how to charge a car battery, we need to prepare ourselves. It is easy to get a better shock if the battery does not have some juice

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Infotainment Systems Explained

An infotainment system is a vehicle's interactive source of information and entertainment. The word first appeared in 1980 when scientists in the UK broke the monotony of professional conferences with intermittent comedy skits. Today, infotainment systems are widespread, user friendly, convenient and among our Hendrick MINI team's favorite tech features.

Anatomy of the Infotainment System

Late-model infotainment systems adhere to a basic design and format. They are a tiny computer with screen recessed into the dash. They have QNX, Linux or Android operating systems.

 

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Glare May Cause Problems, What Can You Do About It?

You don’t get to choose when glare becomes impactful in your drive or not, but you can choose how you react to it. There is absolutely no reason for you to panic. This would only cause you to make poor choices that could negatively impact your drive.

Instead of doing that, look at the road signs and conditions and use them as a barometer of how you should react to what is going out on the road. You should pull your sun visor down to make it easier to see where you are going. You should also try to…

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