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Battery/Starting System TSB Roundup

                      This month, we survey OEM TSBs for known problems in vehicle charging and starting systems.  Our roundup encounters a variety of issues on several different makes and models: – The potential for shorting out

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Battery Service Safety

As we enter back-to-school season, it is a great time for a refresher on battery safety. Vehicle batteries store a tremendous amount of power and we all would do well to respect that power and avoid accidentally unleashing it. Here, we address the six most

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Temperature Compensation – Why it Matters

                    You may have heard about temperature compensation as it relates to battery charging. In this article, we cover the theory behind the need for battery charging temperature compensation and the real world benefits of this

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Troubleshooting Tips from the Pros

It’s that time again!  Time to turn to the automotive diagnostic experts. The guys who have spent years sorting out tricky, misleading and often contradictory signals, error codes and driver experiences to get to the bottom of vehicle problems and now share their experiences with

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Is the Sun Setting on DIY Auto Repair?

While testing a new generation of our BA327 Digital Battery and System Tester last week, we ran our new prototypes though their paces on a wide variety of vehicles at our corporate offices. The prototype performed well, which was great. The fifth vehicle we tested

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Diesel Vehicle Growth and Jump Starting

Recently released data shows a significant increase in registrations of clean diesel cars and SUVs from 2010 to 2012. Additionally, continued growth of clean diesel registration is expected over the next several years to raise total share of passenger vehicles from the current 3% to

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How much power do I need?

Power Inverters are used in a wide variety of situations to drive tool, equipment and appliances when access to AC power is not readily available. This could include powering electronics within a vehicle, powering grills and portable stereos at a tailgate or on a campout,

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Matching Your Jump Starter to Your Vehicle

Clore Automotive offers a complete range of jump starters that cater to a wide variety of vehicle sizes and types. Unsure about which one of our jump starters is right for your vehicle? We have made a quick reference guide that shows which units are

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Diagnosing Common Electrical System Issues

In this article, the fifth in a series identifying resources related to specific vehicle electrical applications, we have pulled together a number of reference articles related to overcoming difficult-to-diagnose electrical system issues. This article is a follow-up of sorts to the first article in this

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