With no battery, your car simply is not functional. One of the most inconvenient things in life is if 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 has to be replaced. In this article we will go over 7 signs your car battery is about to die and needs to be replaced or repaired.
Before we get started discussing these 7 critical signs, it is important to remember that if experiencing issues with your car battery, be sure to check the battery connections and wires first because sometimes a faulty connection can appear to be a larger problem.
1) Slow Cranking – When turning the key, in case 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 could be time to replace your battery or recondition it.
2) Assess Engine Light/Battery Warning Light – The check engine light is always a good indication of something off with your car or truck. The battery power being weak will trip the check engine light. Additionally, newer cars have a battery light, like the check engine light. This is only going to light up if there’s a problem with the battery.
3) Age – A car battery lifespan, in perfect conditions, is about five years.
4) Electrical Component Issues – One sure indication your battery is beginning to fade is if electrical components are fighting to operate (such as lights, windshield wipers, power locks, and windows).
This may damage other engine parts if not addressed immediately. If you become aware of this, you may either bring your own battery into a shop and have them look at it or you may use our reconditioning steps and do it yourself.
7) Multiple recoil begins Needed – if you are needing to jump your battery to get your car 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’s ideal 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 should be replaced or reconditioned before your car no more runs.