Without a battery, your car simply isn’t functional. One of the most inconvenient things in life is when your car battery suddenly dies unexpectedly!
But the good news is… there are a number of ways to know if your car 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 repaired.
Before we get started discussing these 7 critical signs, it’s important to note that when experiencing problems with your car battery, be certain to check the battery connections and wires first because occasionally a faulty connection can seem to be a larger problem.
1) Slow Cranking – When turning the key, if your vehicle turns over for more than normal or takes some time to”catch,” it often is because the battery charge is low. While the starter can be the culprit, the majority of the time the battery is to blame. If this is happening frequently, it is a fantastic sign your car battery is going bad and it could be time to replace your battery or recondition it.
2) Check Engine Light/Battery Warning Light – The check engine light is always a good indication of something off with your vehicle. The battery power being feeble will trip the check engine light. If your check engine light is on, be sure to check the battery power level. Additionally, newer cars have a battery light, like the check engine light. This is only going to light up if there is a problem with the battery.
3) Age – A car battery lifespan, in perfect conditions, is about five decades.
4) Electrical Component Issues – One sure sign that your battery is starting to fade is if electric components are struggling to function (such as lighting, windshield wipers, power locks, and windows).
6) Smell – If you smell sulfur or rotten eggs under your hood, then this is often a symptom of leaking battery acid. This can damage other engine components if not addressed immediately. 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 needing to jump your battery to get your vehicle started more than 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 get the battery replaced or fix the battery yourself.
If your car battery is showing any of those 7 signs, know that your battery should be replaced or reconditioned before your car no more runs.