We’ve all been there. You get into your car and turn the ignition and…nothing happens. Your battery is dead. Car batteries are an integral part to the electrical system in your car; they provide the jolt of electricity that start the electrical components in your car. So it’s really important and the last thing you want is to get stuck somewhere with a dead battery.
What you always need to remember is that car batteries have a finite lifespan. They usually last 3-5 years, depending on the type of battery, usage, maintenance and seasonal temperatures. So no matter how well you take car of your car and battery, you will have to replace it.
5 Warning Signs That Your Battery Is Dying
- Slow Engine Crank — if you start your car and the cranking of the engine is slow or takes longer than normal to start.
- Check Engine Light — Sometimes the check engine light comes on if your battery power is weak.
- Low Battery Fluid Level — Car batteries have a part of the casing that’s translucent so you can see how your battery’s fluid level. If the fluid level is low, you might want to check the batter and charging system tested.
- Leaking Battery — If you smell rotten eggs or a sulfur odor near your battery, the battery is leaking. Leaking causes corrosion around the edges and will be removed.
- An Old Battery — If your battery is over three years old, get it checked on a regular basis.
Pay attention to these signs so you don’t end up stranded with a dead battery!
If you’re worried about your battery, our technicians will test your vehicle’s battery and charging systems to make sure they’re running properly. We can also install a new battery if you need it. Find out more here.
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