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How to Know It's Time For a New Battery!

 

“If I only knew sooner.” Yep, we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, there are a few symptoms that may indicate your battery needs attention. Before it’s too late.

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    Slow engine crank:
    When you attempt to start the vehicle, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.

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    Check engine light:
    The check engine light sometimes appears when your battery power is weak.

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    Low battery fluid level:
    Car batteries typically have a part of the casing that’s translucent so you can always keep an eye on your battery’s fluid level. If the fluid level is below the lead plates : (energy conductor:) inside, it’s time to have the battery and charging system tested.

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    The swelling, bloating battery case:
    If your battery casing looks like this you can blame excessive heat for causing your battery case to swell, decreasing your battery life.

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    Battery leak:
    Leaking also causes the corrosion around the posts : (where the + and – cable connections are located.: ) The gunk may need to be removed; otherwise, your car may not start.

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    Old age:
    Your battery can last well beyond three years but, at the very least, have its current condition inspected on a yearly basis when it reaches the three year mark.

Top Questions and Answers.

How could a battery drain overnight?

Batteries can do a lot of things while we’re not looking. The most common way a battery will drain overnight is by leaving a light on or a power adapter plugged in, zapping all your battery power while you’re fast asleep.

Your battery can also drain overnight if there are faulty electrical components or wiring. If this might be the case, let us check it out so we can resolve the problem and get you rolling again.

We welcome you to visit us for expert service at Euro Mobil Autohouse for all your car needs! Please call or visit us today: 284 Glendale Ave, St Catharines, ON L2T 2L3
(289) 273-2327