BY ALLEN L PHILLIPS The lead acid battery has been a common component of cars since the introduction of starter motors early in the last century. Early batteries were 6 volts with most manufacturers switching to 12 volt batteries in the 1950’s as electrical systems became more demanding (think radios). Since that time there has been occasional speculation about changing to 18 or 24 volt systems as manufacturers contemplated the potential electrical demands of future cars. But today, cars are still being built with 12 volt systems using the tried and true lead acid batteries. Lead acid batteries contain a series of lead plates suspended in acid, hence the name “lead acid battery”. An obvious and common problem with these batteries is leakage, usually around the battery posts, which can corrode the battery terminals leading to a reduction in available electrical power to start the car. Additionally, the power demands of newer cars with GPS, backup ... read more
DEL MAR AUTOMOTIVE Del Mar Automotive will be closed both Mondays before Christmas and New Years as well as both those holidays and we will close at noon on Friday December 21st. So we will be closed from noon on Friday, December 21st through December 25th. We will be open Wednesday, December 26th through Friday, December 28th. We will be closed Saturday, December 29th through Tuesday, January 1st. We will reopen on January 2nd, 2019. Thank you all for our continued success as we move into our 27th year.We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Todd, Al, Steve, Joshua and Chris.