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Are you a car lover? A petrol head? Or completely motor mad? Then you will love the QX Components blog. Covering insider info from across the motoring industry, we have complete guides to starter motors, installation guides for alternators and even data led studies into the current state of Britain’s roads.

Starter Motors

How to Test a Starter Motor (Step-By-Step Case Study)

David Taylor

28th Feb 2018

Starter motors are a common component in the majority of cars and their main function is to help start the engine. Due to this key role in the ignition process, if the starter m...

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Alternators

The Complete Guide to Testing Your Car Alternator

David Taylor

28th Feb 2018

It’s Monday morning and you’re running late for work. There’s no time for tea and toast so you just grab your car keys and go. You put the key in the ignition- and nothing...

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Alternators

The Most Common Signs and Causes of Alternator Problems

David Taylor

09th Jan 2018

It may be a small component, but the alternator plays one of the most critical roles in the operation of your car.

Not only does the alternator supply all the electric...

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Alternators

How Does an Alternator Work?

David Taylor

09th Jan 2018

What gives a headlight their lights? What gives a radio its music? And what gives the precious heater (especially at this time of year) its heat?

To most people, the ...

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Starter Motors

The Most Common Signs and Causes of Starter Motor Failure

David Taylor

15th Dec 2017

    The demand for modern starter motors to be powerful, yet smaller for weight and fitment presents a problem. Starter motors are more likely to fail.
    But how do you kno...
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Starter Motors

How Does a Starter Motor Work?

David Taylor

15th Dec 2017

    To many people, starting a car may seem like pure magic. Turn the key, the engine starts and off you drive. Magic. However, turning on a car involves a lot more engineering tha...
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Driving Study

Where Do You Find Britain’s Worst Drivers?

David Taylor

01st Dec 2017

Driving is one of the pleasures of life. Open road. Pedal to the floor. The hum of a well-oiled engine. Truly one of life’s pure delights. Or, at least it would be, were it not f...
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