With no battery, your car simply is not functional. Among the most inconvenient things in life is when your car battery suddenly dies unexpectedly!
But the good news is… there are several ways to know if your vehicle battery is on the verge of dying and needs to be replaced. In this article we’ll go over 7 hints your car battery is going to die and has to be replaced or reconditioned.
Before we get started discussing these 7 critical signs, it is important to remember that when experiencing issues with your car battery, be sure to check the battery connections and wires first because occasionally a faulty connection can seem to be a bigger problem.
1) Slow Cranking – When turning the key, if your vehicle turns over for more than normal or takes some time to”grab,” it often is because the battery charge is low. While the newcomer can be the culprit, most of the time the battery is to blame. If this is happening frequently, it’s a good sign your car battery is going bad and it may be time to replace your battery or recondition it.
2) Check Engine Light/Battery Warning Light – The check engine light is always a great indication of something off with your vehicle. The battery power being feeble will trip the check engine light. This is only going to light up if there’s an issue with the battery.
3) Age – A car battery lifespan, in perfect conditions, is about five years. If your battery is coming up on the five to six year indicate it is time to begin looking for a replacement or recondition it to give it new life.
4) Electrical Component Issues – One sure sign that your battery is starting to fade is if electrical components are struggling to operate (such as lights, windshield wipers, power locks, and windows).
This can damage other engine parts if not addressed quickly. If you become aware of this, you can either bring your battery into a store and have them look at it or you may use our reconditioning measures and do it yourself.
7) Multiple Jump starts Needed – if you are having to jump your battery to get your vehicle started over three times each week, it is time to replace the battery or recondition it. Excessive jumping can also damage other systems, so it is best to have the battery replaced or fix the battery yourself.
Regular maintenance is important to extend the life of your car battery (along with your vehicle). If your vehicle battery is showing any of those 7 signs, know that your battery needs to be replaced or repaired before your car no more runs.