How do I know if my car needs a new starter motor?
If you are having trouble getting your vehicle to turn over but your battery is in good condition this could indicate a starter motor problem.
How can I tell if there is a problem with my alternator?
If you notice the battery light coming on while you are driving, this would indicate an issue with the alternator.
When I start my car, there is a clicking sound, what is this?
This noise is often the result of a dirty or corroded battery terminal. Battery terminals should be kept clean and you can also apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to them to prevent corrosion.
Can I jump-start my vehicle so the electrics don't get damaged?
Yes, it is possible to jump start a vehicle safely without damaging the electronics, however modern cars have complex computer systems and unless you are sure that the battery is flat and the problem is not due to a electric fault or an internal battery fault then it is best to call the experts to diagnose your problem and ensure you will not sustain any damage to your electric system.
Do you still have to top up your car battery with water?
Yes, if you notice the fluid level in your car battery is low, it should be topped up with water to maintain the electrolyte levels in the battery. If you need to top up your battery frequently, this could indicate faulty wiring or alternator problems.