Keeping your vehicle in efficient condition is important. One of the most important parts of your vehicle is the battery. Without the battery, your vehicle will not even start. Having a regular maintenance check can be beneficial to determine when the battery may need to be replaced. There are some signs you might notice if your battery is starting to lose power. If these happen, bring your vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. Sometimes your battery will just need to be charged. Other times the battery may need to be replaced, because with time and age, the battery has worn out. One of the most obvious signs is if the battery light illuminates on the dashboard. Most vehicles have a light on the dashboard that will turn on as the battery is becoming faulty or going bad. The battery warning light does not always indicate a battery that is dying. It does however appear when there is a problem with the battery.
You can also notice if there is an issue based on the electrical system of your vehicle. This includes the headlights, radio, fuel injection system, and the heating or air conditioning system. When the battery starts to go dead, all of these things will lessen in function when the vehicle is running. The more electrical items that are running the harder it will be to start your vehicle. It will also be hard to keep your vehicle running, as it may start to stall out. If you notice the headlights starting to become weaker, chances are the battery may be starting to drain. If your vehicle does not start, or even has trouble starting, this may be related to the battery starting to go bad. When you turn the ignition to start the vehicle, you may hear a noise that sound like clicking or ticking. This can be a strong indication that the battery has been drained. By bringing in your vehicle, we can inspect it over.
Anytime you notice an issue with the battery, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you need to drive. If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance, we can also recommend the correct schedule for you.