Tag: alternators

23 Posts

May 01, 1991

To use or not to use the headlights...

Dear Car Talk

Does driving a vehicle with the headlights on appreciably shorten the life of the battery and or alternator I am asking about additional hours logged during daylight hours Even though it's safer I think many people are reluctant to turn...

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Feb 01, 1991

Tom admits to overcharging

Dear Car Talk

I had a nearly new battery It went dead all of a sudden The mechanic said it was overcharged and sold me a new alternator It's been OK since then I've never heard of overcharging before A dollar rip-off Sam...

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Oct 01, 1989

What to do about a constantly draining battery...

Dear Car Talk

I have a Audi Turbo Diesel with miles which runs very well except for one thing If it is left parked for three or more days the battery runs down and it will not start without a jump I have...

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