According to the December 2011 issue of Consumer Reports, the longest-lasting battery brand is the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery. This is based on a study of AA batteries.Continue Reading
Consumer Reports tested AA batteries using high-draining digital cameras and low-draining flashlights. Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries took the most photos before dying (1,266 photos). The quickest-to-die battery tested was the Walgreens Supercell alkaline, which took only 133 photos. The longest-lasting alkaline battery brand was Duracell Ultra Advanced, and the longest-lasting rechargeable battery was Duracell Precharged.
As a whole, lithium batteries lasted longer than alkaline, but they also cost more than alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries are the most environmentally friendly choice.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
Tips for replacing a tractor solenoid include disconnecting the battery first to prevent shock, drawing a diagram of wire connections before removing the solenoid, and noting the serial number, model number and brand of the tractor to help find the replacement solenoid. Assemble the necessary tools before starting the project.Full Answer >
According to Consumer Reports magazine, car battery brand is not necessarily an indicator of whether a battery is harmful to particular vehicles. Motorists are advised to check their owner's manual for the recommended size battery and refer to ratings for one suiting their needs and budget -regardless of brand.Full Answer >
To replace a headlight socket, first disconnect the negative terminal from the battery using a socket wrench. Disconnect the existing socket from the headlight assembly, remove the bulb, and cut the wires going to the socket before splicing them with new wires according to their color codes and wrapping them in electrical tape. Secure the new socket in the assembly, and reconnect the negative terminal.Full Answer >
Problems with a car's electrical wiring can manifest as equipment malfunctions, blown fuses, burning smells or unusual battery drain depending on the wires affected and the actual problem. A piece of electrically powered equipment may also cease to function entirely if there is a wiring problem that affects it.Full Answer >