The battery is dependent on three main components to work efficiently. The battery relies on the alternator, starter, and the battery terminals. The battery should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure it is clean and free of any debris or corrosion. An old battery can affect the vehicle in negative ways that could slowly add up to a costly repair bill. That is why at the first sign of an issue, bring your vehicle in so we can inspect the battery and the connecting components. The battery will need to work harder as the temperatures get colder, so it is important to have it in an optimal condition now.
If you try and start your vehicle and it does not start, it may be the battery. Another way to tell the battery is the issue is if the vehicle does not even crank, or that the lights do not illuminate. If the vehicle does not have enough power to work the lights, crank, or turn over, it may be a combination of the battery and alternator issue.
If your vehicle starts fine, but then dies after awhile, there could be an irregular problem. This is a sign that the battery terminals are loose, broken, corroded, or calcified. Inspect the battery to see if you notice anything. The connections should have a firm secure fit onto the battery posts. Even if the terminals are slightly loose, it could still cause a big enough problem to affect the vehicle negatively.