The battery of your vehicle should be inspected several times during the year. One way to notice if it is wearing out is on how it starts. If the vehicle is difficult to start or turn over, it may be from that. Make sure to schedule an appointment with us so we can inspect under the hood. This will include the starter, battery, and alternator of it. If you ignore the starting issue, it will become worse. So you will want to make sure you have an appointment as soon as possible.
Any slow start can be caused by the battery. In the winter, the colder temperatures can drain the battery power more often. If the battery does not turn over, then your vehicle will not start. Take some extra minutes to make sure you let the vehicle warm up some. This gets the engine running, and the oil warmed up. It will also help the vehicle as a whole be warmed up. Driving the vehicle when you just start it can cause damage to some parts. It will cause strain on moving parts as well.
Age of the Battery
You should replace it every five years or so. If you are not sure what the age of it is, chances are, you should replace it. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can test the charge of the battery as well. This will help determine how well the battery can work. It can also tell how reliable the battery will be for you in colder temperatures. We can test it and advise you on the options to have it fully efficient. We can also recommend what type of battery would be right for your vehicle this winter when you will be driving. Having it inspected will help the vehicle be reliable.