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VIDEO: Power Distribution From Alternator To Battery

Andrew Markel explains how the battery’s power from the alternator is distributed to the other electrical components.

VIDEO: Choosing The Right Battery For The Right Customer

Andrew Markel explains the specifications to look for when shopping for batteries in order to match it to the customer’s usage case.

Ford F350 TSB: P1633 KAM Voltage Too Low From Bad Battery Terminal

Faulty battery terminals aren’t always easy to spot with a visual inspection. Follow this Real Fix to see how a bad battery terminal causes a P1633 code.

Impact Of Summer Heat On Batteries

Summer temperatures can be a nightmare for car batteries. As a technician, you need to be able to spot the telltale warning signs of weakened batteries and sell your customers on the need for service.

Too Often, We Focus On An Automotive ‘Problem’ As A Single Part

When presented with a “dead” battery, a customer often blames the battery for the vehicle’s failure to start.

13 Alternator And Battery Testing And Diagnostic Tips

If only battery voltage is present at the battery on a running engine, does this mean the alternator is “bad?” No, it does not. That only means that the alternator is not charging, but does not reveal why. Therefore, it does not prove a faulty ­alternator.

AGM Batteries And Testing

Two of the greatest changes we’ve seen in starting/charging systems during the past few model years have been the expanded use of the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery as standard equipment and the accelerating pricing structures of both AGM and conventional flooded-cell batteries.

Hybrid HVAC Systems Quick Quiz

Do you understand how the HVAC system carries out its job in the complex world of the hybrid vehicle? This quiz on Hybrid HVAC systems test your knowledge on the use of proper testing equipment, and what to look for when dealing with HVAC problems.

TPMS Quick Quiz

Since 2007, tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) systems are required on all vehicles in the US. Take our five question quiz to challenge your understanding of the new techniques and latest information on these systems.

MACS A/C Quick Quiz

A/C systems are constantly being updated with new technology and service procedures. Find out if you’re up to speed on the latest in mobile A/C systems with this five question quiz.

Civic Hybrid – Dead Battery Tip Clip

Craig VanBatenburg talks about the Gen 2 Civic Hybrids and how with a dead 12v battey you will be unable to communicate with the vehicle using your scan tool. He talks about the codes problems associated, the problems that you might see and how to get communications to your scan tool again.