Rooting Out a Stall

This is a great example of just how tricky it can be to resolve an intermittent electrical system issue. Robert from New York submitted this great case study, which illustrates many of the concepts we have seen emphasized by the experts since we started this blog: having a clear diagnostic…

Back to Basics: The Winter Edition

With the drop in temperatures, winter brings on a major increase in the incidence of starting and charging system issues. This is often due to the cold exposing battery weakness but can also be caused by a variety of other problems. This month, we’ll make our way around the horn…

Troubleshooting Starter and Alternator Failures

We have always stressed the interconnectedness of the three key components of the electrical system: the battery, starter and alternator. These three components are interdependent, with a root problem in any one often manifesting itself through a symptom in another. This month, we are highlighting several articles that focus primarily…