Friday, 13 July 2012

Car batteries & valuable Lessons

This week I learned 4 new things about cars.

I. If you ain't going to drive for longer than 2 weeks... only need to use a wrench, size 10 in my case, and loosen the negative(black) terminal form the car battery. Et voilà.
And if you're as lazy as me you will use a ratchet wrench/socket handle.
Also, don't forget to retighten it, before you want to drive again. Else your car won't work.

II. Had I known that earlier... car battery wouldn't have gotten exhausted to the point of no return.
Which means, I wouldn't have had to pay that guy from the Honda repair shop such a horendous price to put a new battery into my little baby.

III. Something that I...
..could have done myself actually.
It is so easy to change a car battery, that even a five year old could do it, if you held them high enough so they could actually a.) see what they do & b.) reach it so as to work.

IV. And if you don't... more than 25 km's per week, buying a car is utter idiocy.
'Cause no matter what, the batteries will die sooner or later again, because you won't be able to recharge them enough if you only drive a 'tiny bit' around.

That's all folks.

Have a nice weekend and look after your Cars.
No matter how old or ugly those poor Babes are.



  1. My principle in life is this - if you own something , let's say a car or a computer - learn all that you can about its basics and trouble shooting. So, before going to the repair shop, see whether you can fix the problem yourself. It could save you time , money and give you great satisfaction.

    1. Normally I do just that, but believe me I googled like a madman & only after giving up & getting it fixed from the auto mechanic did I find the right links.
      Later I tried searching it again in other ways... I found dozens of tutorials & how-to's, but too late. :(

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