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What happened to my car battery?

Yesterday my car started fine, but today the engine wouldn't crank even once. What caused my car battery to fail so suddenly and without warning? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on May 26, 2010 - 18 answers

 

Info about used hybrid cars and their hybrid-battery life

Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 22, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I prevent my car battery from being stolen?

I live in a busy downtown area with street cleaning every other night. As such, I am required to move the car each night, and sometimes end up parking it on a street that is notorious for car theft/etc. Lately, somebody has been somehow popping my hood, wrenching off the battery cover, and stealing my car battery. [more inside]
posted by prior on Sep 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Do I really have to shut off the ac in the car?

My girlfriend swears that you have to shut off the AC and then the fan and then the car. Otherwise, you kill the battery AND hurt the AC. Is any of this true? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Sep 20, 2008 - 31 answers

Turn the radio off, you may be wasting my gas!

Do electrical devices running on your car's electrical system affect gas mileage? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Feb 7, 2008 - 18 answers

NYC car battery replacement?

I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird in NYC/upper Manhattan. I suspect my battery is dead. Where can I get it replaced? [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I expect more problems from my older car?

My old car didn't start up this morning - but is it likely to refuse to again? [more inside]
posted by ruddhist on Oct 24, 2005 - 15 answers

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