Are you worried you might need a car battery replacement? In general, car batteries are designed to last approximately four years. There are several factors that will impact the lifespan of your battery, however. Frequent short trips and extreme temperatures can cause your battery to fail sooner, while proper car maintenance can help it last longer. There are also several warning signs that can indicate when your battery is on its last leg. Paying attention to these indicators ensures you have plenty to time to take your vehicle to an auto specialist before you lose power completely. Here’s what you should look for.
1. Slower Engine Crank
Have you noticed that your engine is sluggish or takes longer than normal to start? This may be a sign that your car battery is failing. See an auto technician right away to have it tested.
2. Check Engine Light
Your check engine light can activate due to a number of different issues. One of the most common is when there’s an issue with your car engine. Your local auto shop can check this for you.
3. Swelling Battery Case
Another sign that your car battery may fail soon is swelling in the casing. This is most often due to extreme temperatures. Have your auto technician check this for you.
Need Assistance with Your Car Battery?
Are you having trouble with your car battery? Don’t wait until your battery is completely dead. If you’re noticing the signs now, bring your vehicle in to Classic Motorsports today. One of our highly-trained and experienced technicians can assess the condition of your battery and provide an honest recommendation as to how you should proceed. We offer a wide assortment of other services as well. Visit our website to learn more about our company or call (425) 348–4110 to speak with one of our technicians today.
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