When to Get Your Car’s Battery Changed

A car battery is one of the most important parts of a car. It supplies electrical current to the starter motor, ignition system, and other electrical accessories when the engine is not running. A car battery also helps to keep the car’s lights, radio, and other accessories working when the engine is turned off. We’ve all been there-that sinking feeling when you turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens. If your car won’t start, it may be time to change your battery.

When to Change Your Battery

There are several signs that indicate it may be time to change your car battery:

  • The engine cranks slowly when you try to start the car
  • The headlights dim when idling or starting the engine
  • The check engine light is on
  • You hear a clicking noise when trying to start the car

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to bring your car in for service or change your battery yourself. Keep in mind that extreme weather-hot or cold-can also affect your battery’s performance, so if it’s been a particularly hot or cold summer or winter, that could be why your battery is acting up. Hot temperatures cause the liquid inside the battery to evaporate quicker, which can lead to corrosion and shortened battery life. Cold temperatures make it harder for the battery to create an electrical current, which can also lead to slow starting or no start at all. If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, it’s a good idea to have your battery checked regularly.

A dead battery can be frustrating, especially when it is unexpected. Luckily, we are here to help and will get you back on the road in no time. If you are experiencing issues with your car’s battery, don’t hesitate to bring your car in.

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