Some people are worried that when the lithium-ion electric car batteries reach the end of their automotive life cycle, these green vehicles will create a massive wave of new litter. According to Green Car Reports, this concern has been raised over upcoming vehicles like the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius Read on! →

You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →

If you’re a gearhead or just someone looking for a vehicular project, you might be thinking about converting your car to electric. Electric car conversion is a project that some say could save you money and carbon footprint. There are advantages and disadvantages of electric car conversion to consider. What is electric car conversion? Rather Read on! →

Worldwide maker of consumer electronics General Electric has announced a new electric car charging station called WattStation. The charger reportedly reduces the amount of time it takes to charge a 24 kWh battery by two thirds. The WattStation is going to be available both commercially and for home use. Technology behind the WattStation The WattStation Read on! →

It’s a sound (or rather, lack of a sound) that everyone dreads. Turn your ignition switch, and hear just a click-click. It could mean that you just left the lights on overnight, or it could mean that your battery is dying. Knowing when to replace your car battery can help cut down on these unfortunately Read on! →

To facilitate long vehicle life, a car owner needs to keep up with basic maintenance. There are obviously many facets to auto maintenance, so rather than tackle them all here, let’s take a look at some key vehicle systems that contribute toward comfort and function: air conditioning, auto battery, radiator and power steering. Basic maintenance Read on! →

Basic maintenance tips like these aren’t difficult to follow, and they’re essential if you’re hoping to enjoy maximum life from your vehicle. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Basic maintenance tips: Radiator While air conditioning keeps you cool, what about the engine? That’s where the radiator comes into play. Without proper Read on! →