Car batteries play an important role in the functionality of your vehicle. Your car pulls energy from its battery to start and to power things like your lights, air conditioning, and radio. If you've noticed that your car is struggling to turn on, or if it starts and then shuts itself off briefly after, you can probably blame a drained or defective battery.
Replacing the battery in your car is not as simple as replacing the batteries in your remote, but it's still easy to know when your car's battery needs service. The service team at Asheboro CDJR has compiled a list of answers to common questions about car batteries and warning signs to look for when they are dying.
When does a car battery need to be changed?
The lifespan of your car battery varies greatly depending on where you live, how you drive, and what model of car you own. Car batteries can last anywhere from three to six years, but it's best to err on the side of caution and get a replacement every four years.
My battery warning light came on, should I be worried?
The light shaped like a battery on the dashboard lights up because the overall car charging system is not working correctly. This light may actually have nothing to do with the functionality of your car battery at all.
However, this light does mean your alternator is not generating enough energy to run your car and recharge your battery. Consult our maintenance team when you see this light so they can help you resolve the problem.
What drains car batteries?
The following are the three most common causes:
Are car battery chargers good?
Having a battery charger in your trunk in the case of an emergency can be great for a quick fix when you're in a rush, but if you find yourself using it consistently, you should have your battery checked out.
How can I tell when my car battery might be dying?
Here are four quick ways to tell if your battery is on its last legs:
If you have questions beyond those answered above, don't hesitate to contact us so that we can answer them. Our skilled team is fully prepared to provide you with fast, quality maintenance, and clear up details about all the services we provide.
Our dealership is conveniently located for access from our hometown in Asheboro, as well as High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. Stop in and see us today, or use our online service request for more convenient scheduling.