Don’t want to get caught out with a flat battery on a cold and dreary morning? We help keep you fully charged. our car battery is an important element of your car, it is a source of energy to start your ignition and it provides power to car accessories.
Other than your car battery being dead and not being able to start your car, the other signs your battery is on the way out include; corrosion and stains around the battery terminals and age.
Short trip driving or infrequent car use generally give a battery less time to re-charge, making it more likely to go flat.
Today’s high-tech vehicles make more electrical demands than ever before, and your car’s battery helps meet those demands in a variety of ways. The car battery supplies electrical current for the starter motor to crank the engine, and it provides power to electrical accessories when the engine is off. During vehicle operation, when electrical loads exceed charging system capacity, the battery steps in to provide any needed extra current. And throughout all this, the car battery acts as a voltage stabilizer for the entire electrical system.
Do-it-yourself preventive maintenance can play an important role in maximizing the life of your battery. It is also important to have an automotive service professional, such as those found at our Approved Auto Repair facilities, test your vehicle’s battery, starting and charging systems annually. Early detection of weak components can save you time, money and inconvenience.
The last thing you need is a car that won’t start because the battery is dead. You can avoid that expensive service or tow charge (and the worry of being stranded!) by carrying out a 10-minute seasonal battery check along with a few maintenance tips.
In addition to a set of wrenches, you’ll only need a post cleaner or side terminal, a hydrometer and a cable puller, all available at our auto parts stores. Keep in mind that you can skip the battery service if you make sure the mechanic does it during periodic servicing, but you’ll want to keep up with the regular maintenance.