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What Does the Hybrid System Warning Light Mean?

Did your car just warn you to “Check Hybrid System?” Discover what your hybrid system malfunction light means, why it’s on, and what you can do to fix it!


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Batteries

What Does the Hybrid System Warning Light Mean?

Did your car just warn you to “Check Hybrid System?” Discover what your hybrid system malfunction light means, why it’s on, and what you can do to fix it!


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How to Charge a Car Battery
Batteries

How to Charge a Car Battery

Got a dead battery and a doctors appointment to get to? Learn how to charge a car battery with a charger or jumper cables, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Batteries

7 Electric Car Charging Tips to Power Up Your Ride

One of the top ways to prolong the life of your electric vehicle’s battery is through your charging habits. This guide can help optimize your battery and more!


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Batteries

Everything You Need to Know About Car Batteries


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Batteries

Car Won't Start With New Battery? 10 Potential Causes

Discover the most common causes for why your car won't start with a new battery. Learn how to solve these issues and surprising culprits that could be at play.


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Charged and Ready: EV Road Trip Planning for the Holidays

As holiday plans beckon, don’t let range anxiety stop you from taking your electric vehicle on a ride. Here’s how to plan a successful, long-distance EV road trip.


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Car battery overheating
Batteries

Hot Battery Blues: Signs of Overheating and How to Cool Things Down

Learn how to spot car battery overheating in time and how to cool it down. Prevention is the best cure, but you may need a replacement if the damage has occurred.


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Batteries

Bad Alternator vs. Bad Battery: What's the Difference?

Think you may have a problem with your car's battery or alternator but aren’t sure which one's the issue? Learn how both work and how to tell if they've failed.


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low battery warning in the electric car
Batteries

How to Jumpstart a Hybrid Vehicle

What should you do if your HEV battery dies? Actually… can you jump a hybrid car battery in the first place? Learn everything you need to know in this guide.


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removing a car battery
Batteries

Get Charged: How to Disconnect and Connect a Car Battery

Are you ready to take car battery maintenance into your own hands? Learn how to connect, disconnect, and jump-start a car battery with this detailed guide.


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Batteries

How to Help Extend the Life of Your Car Battery—For Free!

Battery maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. Staying proactive can help you maximize the life of your battery and wallet! Put these simple tips to the test.


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Batteries

How to Help Prevent 4 Common Cold Weather Battery Issues

Batteries can be affected by cold weather, but did you know these problems can often be prevented? Read on to learn how you can help avoid winter battery issues.


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Batteries

What to Look For in a Car Battery

It's battery replacement time — but do you know what to look for when purchasing a new one? Use this battery buying guide to make the right choice for your car.


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7 Things That Can Drain Your Car Battery
Batteries

7 Things That Can Drain Your Car Battery

Jumping for jumper cables every time you start your car? If your battery is always dying, check for these sneaky things that may be draining its juice.


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Batteries

How to Know When to Replace Your Car Battery

Don’t find yourself stranded with a dead battery! Learn about the signs of a weak car battery and what factors might be affecting your battery’s lifespan.


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What To Do When Dashboard Battery Light Comes On
Batteries

What To Do When Dashboard Battery Light Comes On

Why is my battery light on? What can I do about it? Firestone Complete Auto Care has the answers you want, plus some DIY car battery troubleshooting tips.

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guy wearing a brown coat checking a car battery in winter
Batteries

Top 3 Things That Can Drain Car Batteries in Winter

Don't let a dead battery halt holiday travels. Learn about the top three things that can drain car batteries in winter, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Batteries

How to Test a Car Battery at Home (with No Equipment)

Worried your car battery is failing? Find out how you can test a car battery at home without special equipment, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Does Heat Drain Car Batteries?
Batteries

Does Heat Drain Car Batteries?

High temperatures can drain us all, and your car battery isnt immune. Check out how heat affects your battery and how you can help it survive summer!

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How to Clean Battery Terminals with Stuff You Already Have
Batteries

How to Clean Battery Terminals with Stuff You Already Have

Weak battery? Car won't start? Learn how to clean battery terminals to keep your car and engine running strong, from Firestone Complete Auto Care!


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Why Do Car Batteries Die in the Winter?
Batteries

Why Car Batteries Die in Winter

Stumped about your car battery life in cold weather? Get the answers you need from Firestone Complete Auto Care to get through the season strong.

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Woman with a car with a battery problem
Batteries

Car Battery Problems: When is it Time for a New Battery?

We've all experienced a car that won't start. Read on to find out what the issue might be and if it may be time to get your car battery replaced.

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The Right Way to Jumpstart a Dead Battery
Batteries

The Right Way to Jumpstart a Dead Car Battery

Reviving your car battery doesnt need to be filled with sparks and stress. Charge a dead car battery in 10 steps, from Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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How to Choose the Best Battery for Your Car
Batteries

How to Choose the Best Battery for Your Car

Get help choosing the right battery for your car with this handy guide, from your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Stop by for a battery test today!


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Batteries,Driving

Top Reasons Your Car Isn't Starting

Learn more about the top 5 reasons your car won't start and what you may be able to do to bring it back to life ASAP, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Batteries

Car Battery Recycling: Why It's Important & How You Can Help

Find out why car battery recycling is important, how it works, & how you can join forces with Firestone Complete Auto Care to take care of the environment.

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Gloved hand cleaning car battery terminal with green cloth
Batteries

The Do's & Don't's of Car Battery Safety

From jump starting a car battery to cleaning the battery's terminals, learn the do's and don't's of car battery safety from Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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Two gloved hands attaching jumper cables onto dead car battery, while snow falls gently
Batteries

How Climate Impacts Your Battery

Find out hot & cold temperatures affect your car battery & why choosing the right battery for your climate is important, from Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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Hand on car battery, checking terminal connections
Batteries

Battery 101: How Does A Car Battery Work?

Learn everything you need to know about how car batteries work with this step-by-step outline & visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free battery test!


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SOS! Warning Signs Your Battery May Be Dying
Batteries

SOS! Warning Signs Your Battery May Be Dying

Don't let a dead battery catch you by surprise. Find out what tends to drain your battery & remember these key signs your battery may be on its way out!


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Hood of a black car on a frosty, cold morning
Batteries

Tricks for Keeping Your Car Battery Charged in Cold Temperatures

Fact: Your battery is more likely to fail you in the winter. Here's how to keep it charged in the cold, plus when to head to Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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Headlamp replacement at Firestone Complete Auto Care
Batteries

Battery Service at Firestone Complete Auto Care

Having battery problems? Could be time for a new battery. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free car battery test and replacement today!


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Hands using nut pliers on car battery connection
Batteries

Know Your Car's Battery

There are a few things you can do to help extend your car battery life. Read on to learn how to prevent a dead battery.

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A car’s electrical system
Batteries

Your Car's Electrical System

Your car's electrical system is a vital component in getting you from point A to point B. Read on to learn how your starter, alternator & battery work together.


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jump-starting-a-car
Batteries

Jumpstarting a Car and Other Battery Tips

Need to know how to use jumper cables for the most proper method for jump starting a car? Take a look at this handy guide that teaches you how to do just that.

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