Car batteries are the silent drivers in your vehicle. It does not appear to be much, but once it goes down, all hells break loose. The most common thing heard at this point is: “If I had known earlier”. Well, with our comprehensive guide, we at Splendour Auto Care guarantee that your car will never catch you unawares again. Schedule an appointment online or call today and get a free battery inspection at Splendour Autocare Center.
Car batteries are the silent drivers in your vehicle. It does not appear to be much, but once it goes down, all hells break loose. The most common thing heard at this point is: “If I had known earlier”. Well, with our comprehensive guide, we at Splendour Auto Care guarantee that your car will never catch you unawares again.
Yes, your battery does indeed give you warning signs before it’s too late. It is up to you to understand what they are and act accordingly.
· Slow Start
If your car is taking time to start up, it is a common indication of battery problems on the horizon.
· Battery Leak
Batteries are essentially filled with corrosive materials. This means that they do get corroded with age. So, either it may start leaking battery fluid, or jam the positive and the negative connectors, causing your car to not start up.
· Check Engine
The “Check Engine” light may come up in case your battery power is weak. Do not panic.
· Bloated Battery Case
Batteries get old, and with age, it may bloat up. The same can also happen due to excessive heat around the battery, in which case, you should have a complete check of your vehicle done.
· Low Fluid
This can be easily identified since battery cases are usually translucent. In case you see the battery fluid has gone below the plates, it is time to have the battery looked at.
At Splendour Auto Care, we have heard a lot of different stories when it comes to batteries: from being drained overnight to battery dying out in cold weathers. Not to worry, all of these are very logical and can happen to anyone. For example, a battery may be drained in a few hours if you leave the light or the innocent looking power adaptor plugged in. Alternatively, it might be because of a faulty wiring. As for the weather, extreme weathers can adversely affect the battery life as well. Do not wait till the winter to replace your old battery. You should also avoid short trips. These deplete battery life quite fast because here, the battery does not get enough time to charge to its full capacity before being discharged.
Should You Replace it?
For an average battery, more than 3 years is pushing the boundaries. At the very least, you should have your battery checked annually to avoid the hassle of finding a dead car one day. Still not sure whether your car needs a battery makeover? Give your car a professional thorough check-up at the Splendour Auto Care Center. Call us at 043215485 or visit us directly to see the difference.