Suspect a Failing Battery? Run to The Nearest Service Center!

Suspect a Failing Battery? Run to The Nearest Service Center!


Did you know? A car battery's average lifespan is around five years but improper maintenance can cut it down to much less. 


That's why you should always be on the lookout for some telltale signs that your batteries might need some attention. 


They may seem like common things, but they are often neglected, leading to a level of damage that you could have easily avoided if you had been careful about the maintenance of your battery.


Let's jump straight to the signs of a failing battery:


The Engine Doesn't Sound Like Itself:


As a driver, you are probably accustomed to the sound of your vehicle. 


When you turn the key and notice that your motor cranks more slowly or sluggishly than usual, sounding different than it normally does, it indicates that your battery is nearing the end of its life.


The Headlights Are Dimming:


If your car battery fails, it will be unable to properly power your vehicle's electrical components, including your headlights. 


Take note if your headlights appear dull and dimmer than usual! Not only is the diminished light a safety problem, but it also indicates that your car's battery is nearly dead.


Jump Starts Are Becoming a Ritual:


Jumpstarting can temporarily bring a dead battery back to life, but it is not a long-term solution and shouldn't be a frequent requirement. Batteries lose their capacity to maintain a charge as they age. 


If you have an aging battery that doesn't keep a charge as well as it used to, it's time for a replacement. However, if you have a new battery that needs regular jump starts, you should take it to a mechanic right away.


The Car Isn't Starting Until You Press the Accelerator:


A car should need nothing more than turning the key to start up. If you need to give the car some gas to help it start, your battery is possibly going to die soon. 


While pressing the accelerator is a good way to start it in emergencies, it shouldn't be the usual way. So if that's becoming your normal way to start the car, get it inspected as soon as you can.


Conclusion:


A failing battery may not appear to be a critical safety problem, but a completely dead battery is. To make sure your car doesn't reach that critical point in the first place, bring it to our service center as soon as you notice any of the above signs.


At Sutherlin Nissan serving Cape Coral, FL, our experienced team of licensed Nissan technicians will go above and beyond to guarantee that your battery is working properly.


Schedule a service with us today!

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