As vehicle owners, it is important to understand that your car battery does not last forever. On average, a car battery will only last between 4-6 years, depending on your driving habits and climate. Getting stranded without a working vehicle in the winter can be stressful and potential dangerous depending on where you find yourself. Having your car battery inspected before the winter months can ensure that your vehicle is ready for the colder weather and will be reliable on the road.
Summer heat can actually take a toll on your car's battery, because the heat can cause internal corrosion and lead to liquids evaporating, affect its overall charge. If this is the case, you may find yourself dealing with an almost dead battery once fall or winter rolls around. The good news is, a battery charge check is quick and easy to do. We just use a machine that hooks up to your vehicle's battery and checks the charge. This will tell us how much charge your battery has left and if its time to replace it.
Another indication of a bad battery is if you notice a large amount of acid build-up around the positive and negative terminal. This can show that your battery is old or has been in some serious heat.
If you need to have your battery tested before the winter months, don't hesitate to give us a call here at Bill's Auto Service and Towing today!