Tip & How-To about Dodge Grand Caravan
As you probably already know, your vehicle runs off your battery. Even though the alternator provides electricity, the main job is done by the battery. You want to always make sure you have a good battery and a battery charger in the car. Without power from the battery, you are not going anywhere if it goes bad. There are a few things you can do if you suspect a bad battery. You want to make sure you get the best charge possible. Make sure your terminals are properly cleaned. If they are not, you are not going to get a proper charge and your vehicle may not be getting the proper power supply to all your electrical parts. If they don't get the full charge they are suppost to get, they may not work correctly. If your car is not starting and you have no power source, it is to do with your power source. You want to make sure the terminals ends are tight and not loose. If they are loose, your not going to get a proper charge. It may be the reason your car will not start. You want to make sure they are not cracked or damage. If they are, you need to change them as soon as you can. They only cost a few dollars at most auto part stores. You want to make sure they are tight to the post as well. When the terminal ends are tight and your ends are tight to the post, you allow your vehicle to get the best possible charge that it can. You also want to inspect your wires to make sure none are damaged. Some batteries are located very close to the computer of your vehicle. Anytime you work on them, you want to make sure you are careful. You could easily cause a spark that can ruin your computer for good. Always remember that red is for your hot side and black is for your ground. Make sure you never mix them up. If you do mix them up, you can short out your engine and cause major damage. Make sure your battery has no moisture spots. If you see wet spots on your battery, more then likely, your battery is leaking acid. Always make sure you wear gloves around a leaking battery. The acid inside the battery can damage your skin. Always make sure your post are clean also. You can use a wire brush to clean the terminals and post. Make sure you disconnect the hot side of the battery first before you do any work on the battery.or wires. If your car is not starting and not cranking, it could be your battery, especially if you have no power inside the vehicle. I hope this has helped you. As always, thank you for reading and best wishes.
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