Battery Archives - Page 4 of 8 - Brake & Front End
The Parts House Trains Battery Specialists, Launches New ACDelco Trucks

Florida warehouse distributor The Parts House (TPH) recently formed a team of trained specialists who will operate a new fleet of ACDelco battery trucks across Florida, according to Bill Lewis, regional vice president of TPH.

Tech Feature: Parasitic Draw Hunting With A Voltmeter

In the past, I’ve always hunted down parasitic draws with my multimeter set on the amperage scale in series with the battery cable, along with jumper leads to open and close the connection, so I could watch for the amperage drop. I also needed to know what a safe level was in order to see the actual draw (or lack of). Some techs use a dead-man switch attached to the battery post instead of jumper wires. For me, it’s whatever I have handy at the time, and time is money so the quicker I can get to the source of the problem, the better that is for my bottom line.

Johnson Controls Announces Price Increase For Lead-Acid Batteries

The company said this action is necessary to support increasing manufacturing costs and ongoing investments in health and safety and environmental projects.

Mighty Auto Parts Launches Battery Testing Video

Studies show that one in 11 properly tested batteries will need to be replaced. This educational video shows why battery testing is an essential step during service and maintenance and how to incorporate it into the inspection process.

ODYSSEY Battery By EnerSys Named Official Battery Sponsor Of Brian Deegan

EnerSys announced that its ODYSSEY battery brand will be the official battery of Brian Deegan, short course off-road truck and rally car racer, freestyle motocross rider and pioneer in action sports.

Diagnostic Solutions: Starter & Battery Diagnostics

Import Specialist Contributor Gary Goms says that early 1900s inventor Charles F. Kettering’s electric self-starter transformed the automobile from a temperamental novelty item into a practical means of transportation.

ACDelco Powers Up Its Fleet Battery Portfolio

ACDelco has released two new fleet battery part numbers in its continuing effort to provide fleet servicers a broader variety of battery choices.

ODYSSEY Battery Search App Now Available

EnerSys, manufacturer of the ODYSSEY battery, has just introduced the new ODYSSEY Battery Search App, a free download for Android and Apple mobile devices.

Memory Lane: Nuts, Bolts And Screws – Finishing A Chevy Restoration Project

Gary Goms discusses the mechanical challenges of restoring a truck that he began maintaining when he went to work in a gas station – back in 1957!

EnerSys Rebrands Line As ODYSSEY Extreme Series Batteries

EnerSys has rebranded its existing line of ODYSSEY batteries as ODYSSEY Extreme Series batteries to differentiate between the existing product line and a new line of batteries that is in development for the consumer market.

ACDelco Introduces Replacement Battery For Chevy Spark

ACDelco has introduced a replacement battery for the Chevrolet Spark mini car, a global vehicle that recently went on sale in the U.S.

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards

In total, the Administration’s national program to improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce U.S. oil consumption by 12 billion barrels.