Your Car’s Battery – Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) vs. Reserve Capacity (RC)
Our little slice of Arizona is considered a severe service area for a lot of automotive parts, not the least of which is your car’s battery. The constant heat and driving demands can test your battery to the limit. If you haven’t had to replace a car battery yet, you most likely will at some time in the future here in the Tempe/Phoenix area.
When it comes to choosing the right battery for your car or truck you need to consider the Reserve Capacity (RC) and Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). Listen to ACDelco’s Kurt Pursche explain the difference between RC and CCA and give you advice on which one is the more important item to focus on when you are deciding on your next car or truck battery.
When my check engine light comes on, I’m torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. How about you? How does it make you feel just thinking about it? It’s understandable of course, because that same check engine light could be coming on for anything, from serious damage to your transmission all the way down to just a loose gas cap.
It seems like the days when you changed your spark plugs every couple of years have ended. Why is that? Well, they really did wear out that often. A couple of things are different now. First, spark plugs are made of better materials that last longer, and they’re designed better. The second reason that spark plugs used to have to be changed was that they were fouled up with carbon deposits.