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How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

How To Check Your Vehicle's Battery

Photo by Daniel @ bestjumpstarterreview.com on Unsplash How to check your vehicle’s battery Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work or school, and your vehicle won’t start? A dead or damaged battery can cause it. Having your vehicle break down in the middle of the road due to a dead or damaged battery can be another nightmare.   Even if jump-starting your vehicle may get you to your work or school, the best option is to replace your battery before other significant issues arise. For this reason, it is helpful to know when your battery needs to be replaced, and in this month’s blog, we will share some tips on how you can check your vehicle’s battery.  Signs to know when to replace your ve ... read more

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Romantic Drives in San Diego

Romantic Drives in San Diego

Before you know it, Valentine’s Day will be here, and you might find yourself in desperate need of a few ideas on how you can spend and celebrate the day with your loved one. The team at Convoy Auto Repair is here to help, as we think a romantic drive along the beautiful California coast is the perfect way to spend your day. Here are some of the most lovely and romantic drives in San Diego and Southern California:   Sunrise Scenic Byway: The name of this 24-mile road trip through East San Diego County says it all. Bask in the glow of the sun, while you travel through Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in the Cleveland National Forest. Ortega Highway Mountain Escape: During the winter months, you will find yourself transported to a winter wonderland, as you drive past canyons, forests, hillsides, and even boulders dusted with a light blanket of snow. Rim of the World Scenic Byway: If the name alone isn’t enough to p ... read more

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How an Alternator Works

How an Alternator Works

Here at Convoy, we have covered many different battery-related topics including battery basics and how often a battery should be changed. However, the battery is actually only one aspect within your vehicle’s charging system and it’s not even the most important. The most important part of this system is the alternator. Image: Product Engineering The alternator is a mechanical device attached to the engine that runs off your vehicle’s serpentine belt. While the motor is running, the alternator spins, which converts mechanical energy into electrical power that powers all electric features like the lights, radio, and more. All batteries have a full charge output of around 12 volts which is plenty ... read more

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