When you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it in the best condition possible. One part to inspect is the battery. The alternator will charge the battery allowing it to work properly. The battery provides electricity to start the engine, ignite the fuel, and operate the lights and heater. If you notice an issue with the electrical components, make sure to schedule an appointment. We can inspect the vehicle and the battery for any issues.
Battery problems are one of the leading causes of vehicle breakdowns. When a battery is not used for a long period of time it loses electrical charge, eventually leading to a discharged battery. By periodically using or starting your vehicle, you are able to reduce the chance of the battery losing charge.
You can help to prolong the life of the battery by doing some simple tasks. Turn off all of the electronics and other devices such as, headlights, radio, heater and GPS device before turning off your vehicle. This helps the battery to remain charged, and not run the risk of damaging the electrical system if you start your vehicle with these items turned on. You should have one of our auto technicians clean the battery regularly to avoid corrosion and deposits, which can interrupt the flow of the batteries electrical current. Also check for any loose cables on your battery and inspect the brackets thoroughly. Damaged brackets can allow the battery to move and vibrate and can cause damage to surrounding parts. If you plan on not driving your vehicle for a few weeks you should disconnect the battery, that way its energy is not being drained as quickly. If you notice any issues with the battery, make sure to schedule an appointment with us so we can inspect the vehicle and battery for you.