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Interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver

This month, we feature a guest interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver. Gonzo is an ASE Master mechanic, author, instructor, and writer for several automotive trade publications, including his popular Gonzo’s Toolbox series of articles. He owned and operated Superior Auto Electric in Tulsa, OK for

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Q&A Related to Jump Starter Health

­ We get a lot of phone calls, email inquiries, Facebook posts and blog comments related to jump starter health. After “Where can I go to buy your products?,” it is probably the question most frequently asked of us. Sometimes, the question is very specific,

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Our Favorite Movie Cars

It has been a long, tough winter for most parts of North America, so we thought that we’d lighten things up in this month’s newsletter. We’re counting down our favorite movie vehicles (and one mostly TV vehicle). We know these lists are subjective in nature,

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What You Need to Know About Batteries

Last month, we said, it all starts with the battery. We thought that, in light of the frigid temps that are wreaking havoc on batteries across North America, we’d delve deep into the world of batteries, setting it straight and debunking myths with the help

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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

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Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?

Vehicle owners have a lot to worry about: increasing fuel prices… aggressive drivers… the cost of keeping a vehicle on the road… red light cameras… enormous potholes… even dibs when it snows. For most drivers, animal attacks of any kind would be at the bottom

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Sort Out the Many Jump Starting Options

Over the last five years, the number and variety of jump starting options has expanded amazingly. Choices have proliferated. Lithium… Ultracapacitor… Lead Acid… the number of options when it comes to the power supply inside the jump starter have never been so numerous. That’s great

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Charging System Diagnostic Resources

Photo by Jason Young This month, we return to alternator/charging system diagnosis, a topic that seems to get more difficult with each successive model year. We have addressed this topic in several articles over the last few years, including this guest article from our friend and

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Getting the Most from Your Jump Starter

Editor’s Note: We are revisiting the most popular article among all the articles we have published on this blog. It is also one of the most useful article we have ever published. This time of year, we have many, many new newsletter recipients who have

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