A Look Under the Hood: What’s Draining Your Battery Power

mechanicalWhile gas makes your car go, it’s electrical, not combustion-generated, energy that powers all the electronics in your car (and starts the combustion cycle). To power them up and keep them running, your vehicle relies on two main components—the battery and the alternator. If you’re having electrical issues, either component could be at fault. But, there are some easy diagnostics you can run in the driver’s seat to determine if it’s time to charge or replace your battery or troubleshoot the alternator.

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Electricity-Generating System

There’s a simple reason your vehicle needs both a battery and an alternator to power your electrical systems Continue reading A Look Under the Hood: What’s Draining Your Battery Power

Keep Your Car Owner’s Manuals Handy!

GettyImages-516410231When people buy a new car, very few of them sit down to read the owner’s manual that it comes with. Even used cars often have the owner’s manual in the glove compartment. It’s full of useful information, but do you really need an owner’s manual to drive your car safely? If you’re taking your car to a shop for oil changes and the like, do you need it at all?

Yes! And here are a few reasons why! Continue reading Keep Your Car Owner’s Manuals Handy!

Troubleshooting Guide: Could your Alternator be the Problem?

quanzAre you having issues with your car starting or running? Perhaps you have dimmed headlights or some flickering gauges. You might even notice a loud sound coming from under the hood that does not sound like the engine. Whatever the issues is with your vehicle, Quanz Auto Body in Albuquerque has expert technicians that can properly diagnose and repair your car no matter the make or model. Continue reading Troubleshooting Guide: Could your Alternator be the Problem?