Your car’s alternator is the component responsible for charging the battery, which also acts as the source of electricity while the engine is running. If this vital system stops working, the car’s battery will soon drain all its charge and you end up with a ‘dead battery’. Try anything, cranking the engine, pushing the car in gear to start it, but nothing can be done without an external source if the battery is dead. A car’s engine needs constant flow of electricity
Alloy wheels are an essential criterion to the way in which your vehicle appeals to the naked eye. It is a medium through which an individual can spruce up his or her own set of wheels thereby making the overall look of their machine very attractive. One such enhancement is the use of chrome alloy wheels which are becoming a craze for consumers in our country. Though they might look flashy due to their shine and design but unfortunately not many of us are aware that they are one of the most diff
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Every driver at some point or the other has experienced a lack of braking on their vehicle; either the vehicle takes long to stop or in unfortunate situations doesn’t stop at all. Part of this experience depends on your car tyres and one part on the brakes. As important it is to have good tyres, it is equally important to make sure your car brakes are in optimal condition. But how do you know that you car brakes are wearing out and that it’s time to replace them? The most sure shot w
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Most car owners do not pay much attention to their tires and this is a grave error. Tires are one of the most essential parts in an automobile as they make the most contact with the road. Neglecting tires mean overlooking safety issues, incurring added expenses and compromising ride comfort. In our latest India Tire Customer Satisfaction Index Study, we found three important findings that should translate into important questions every car owner should ask themselves regarding their tires.
An engine to the car is much like the heart to the body. The engine then understandably, needs utmost attention and care. Inadequate engine care by car owners leads to a quicker wear out with the vehicle failing to complete its estimated life span.
For those of us who have pets (I mean like dogs, cats, giraffes etc. not goldfish!), one of the niggling issues when driving down on a holiday with them is, how do I stop my car from smelling like a combination of wet pet fur, drool and pedigree? The second most googled query, what do I do to keep my pet pooch occupied during a seven hour drive?
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When it comes to consumables or medicines, everyone makes it a point to check their expiry date. And that is undoubtedly a wise thing to do. However, do people pay as much attention to their cars and employ the aforementioned advice in relevance to the life of their car too? The answer, surisingly, is a big fat no. In the modern times of today, cars, along with technology, have evolved into such passionate creations that their definition surpasses the mundane description of them being ju
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After months of hard work you have finally accumulated enough cash for that month long vacation abroad. You decide to take your whole family on the trip to make it a memorable experience. Good for you. What are you going to do about your car though? Whatever your reasons may be, you have to find a safe spot your vehicle and make sure you store it in such a way as to prevent any kind of damage. You cant simply leave it out for a whole month and expect to come back to find it in the exact same con
Remember that mini heart attack you get when your 'Check engine' lights on? Yes, we all fear that light and rightly so. The check engine light usually signifies costly engine repairs that will put a hole in your wallet. However, in many cases the engine check light will be illuminatd due to minor problems in the engine that can be easily fixed by a visit to the service centre. We at CarDekho bring you some pointers on how to handle the dreaded check engine light and deciphering what it m
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Tyres aren’t just an integral part of car maintenance but also important from a safety view point. The tyres are the only contact point of your car with the road. So if you go wrong with your tyre maintenance you may end up going nowhere. It isn’t just about performance, but also about your safety. Today, tyres are amongst the most neglected spares of a car. Hence, we at CarDekho take up this initiative and bring to you a guide on how to maintain your tyres.
It’s a lovely Saturday night with clouds thundering rain down to earth; there’s a strong wind blowing with lightning streaking across the sky to give you those beautiful flashes of nature in its ethereal beauty. You decide the time is perfect for a long drive on the roads. Just you and your thoughts punctuated by the music you like. You’re on the drive thoroughly enjoying yourself and that’s when it happens; the dreaded tyre puncture! To make matters worse, you don't have
Facing trouble while starting your car? Chances are there’s a problem with your battery. The battery is a very crucial and common area of trouble when it comes to car maintenance; therefore it is of utmost importance to take proper care of your battery. We at CarDekho bring you, our privileged readers some pointers on car battery maintenance.
In India cars are one of the most precious possessions for one and all. They are a symbol of pride, they are the objects of envy of our neighbors and these are possessions that we show off. Since they are such valuable and loved treasures we don’t leave any stone unturned to keep them safe and secure. Starting from the advice of experts to opinions and experiences of our friends and relatives, we listen to all tips to keep our cars hale and hearty. We bring to you certain basic rules that
You walk into a car showroom and take a quick glance around. What’s the first thing most people notice about the cars at a cursory glance? That’s right, the vehicles paint job. A few years down the line however a car will lose its shine due to natural wear. Here’s a few tips courtesy of CarDekho, on how you can prolong the time it takes for your paint to wear out and keep your car as shiny as when you drove it out of the showroom.