Managing Your Car Messes

When you have a busy life, keeping your car in good condition can feel like quite the feat. I started thinking more seriously about what I could do to move forward and avoid issues with my vehicle, but it felt incredibly overwhelming. I began working towards managing the messes instead of trying to eradicate them altogether, and I felt like my efforts were really helping. Within a few weeks, my car was cleaner and more organized, even though there were still a few things laying around. My blog is here to help others to create a more organized space without overhauling your entire life.

Make Sure You Buy The Right Battery For Your Car


When your car battery doesn't work, your car simply won't start. The worst time for this to happen is when you are out on the road, so it's important to pay attention to when your battery is going bad so you can purchase a replacement. It's also important to know what to look for in a car battery.

Know the Cranking Amps

One of the features to consider is the cranking amps. Make sure that the cranking amps match the amps that are needed by your car. If you're not sure, check your vehicle's owner's manual.

Choose Between a Starting and Deep Cycle Battery

Understand the differences between a deep cycle battery and a starting battery. Whichever type you need is based on the type of car you're driving and your unique driving needs. A starting battery is designed to give a car the short boost necessary to get the engine running. If this type of battery is frequently drained, you may significantly reduce its life. 

Deep cycle batteries, on the other hand, are designed to supply power for an extended period of time. They are useful if you'll be using various electronics while in your car. If you simply use a starting battery and you turn off the engine, you may drain the starting battery and it'll no longer work. Deep cycle batteries are typically not designed for starting engines, but there are some that are designed for this purpose. Make sure to double-check.

Buy the Right Sized Battery with the Right Terminal Locations

Make sure that the battery is the right size for your vehicle. Make sure that it has the right terminal locations. Otherwise, you may be forced to return to the store for a different battery. Make sure to not choose the cheapest battery. The better the battery, the longer it will last and the less likely that it will be defective.

When you're not sure of what to do, the best option is to turn to an auto parts company who may be able to point you in the right direction. They might need to special order a battery for your car. Also, if your battery fails, make sure that the problem is the battery and not another part of your vehicle. If your vehicle is defective, you might need to turn to an auto parts dealer to sell your car for cash to purchase a new one.


19 February 2019