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Battery Corrosion Can Make Good Parts Look Bad

My wife called across the kitchen to me “our friend at church says her car’s alternator died, can you go save her?” Once word gets out that you are a “Car Guy” this kind of thing is normal. Luckily my wife understands that my mechanical gift must be shared, so the project begins. A quick phone call to the young lady nets the year/make/model of the car (a 2006 Toyota Matrix) and the suspected problem. The car was electrically dead at the moment, but the previous night she noticed that the headlights were growing increasingly dimmer as she drove. Sounds like a classic case of a dead alternator (or voltage regulator, but they are almost all internal today). Continue reading Battery Corrosion Can Make Good Parts Look Bad

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Welcome to Ask My Car Guys – If you have car questions, we have car answers!

We are launching our website in tandem with the Dream Big Grow Here small business competition in our area.  Since we are still developing the site you will notice that features will go live as we get them up and running.  Our first order of business is a form for you to submit the automotive question(s) you would like answered.  We will put a new post on the front page as soon as the form is live.

But now, help us fund our dream by voting for us in the Dream Big, Grow Here contest.

On the website below, select “Services and Hospitality” for contest.  For Sort by select “Dreamer”.  For Search enter Ask My Car.  When the page loads, scroll down until you see our dream. You will have to prove you are real person by logging into facebook (Click the log in to Facebook button).  Then you can vote. Sometimes it takes the voting website a few minutes to respond, so please be patient.  You can vote once a day this week.   The contest ends at 5pm CST with the category vote winner automatically advancing to the next round.  I am including a hyperlink to the Dream Big site in case you have trouble accessing the web page below.

Thank you in advance!