A dead battery is typically obvious - you get into your vehicle and realize that it won’t start. You hear the ignition click, but it won’t start up. A typical car battery only lasts between 3-4 years, depending on your vehicle and other factors, so it may be time for a replacement. There can be other causes of a dead battery as well, such as leaving electrical components on for an extended period of time, like the lights or radio, which can cause your battery to die prematurely.
A car battery can die due to a number of different reasons, whether from the battery itself or the charging and starting system. If you ever suspect an issue with your car battery, you can always take your battery into your local auto repair shop for testing to see how much life it has left.
Warning signs that can point to a dying car battery include the following:
- Car starts up slow or takes multiple tries
- Problems with the radio
- Dim interior lights
- Failing power locks and/or windows
- Battery warning light is on
If you're experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we invite you into Dave's Automotive for a vehicle inspection at your earliest convenience. We highly suggest getting any of these warning signs looked at right away to avoid being stranded on the road with a dead battery. Our professionals will determine if your battery is nearing failure and help figure out what services are needed to restore your car's power and get you back on the road safely. Even if your battery is new, there could still be a problem with the starting or charging system or alternator that is preventing the battery from receiving the correct charge.
Getting into your car and finding that it won’t start can be extremely stressful, so detecting this problem early on and getting it taken care of will save you some trouble. If you suspect you need car battery repair, bring your vehicle into the experts here at Dave's Automotive today!