Is your car experiencing problems starting up in the mornings or dim headlights? This might mean that you have a bad battery. Having a good battery is important as this is the part that starts the engine and gets the car moving. Furthermore, long-term car battery problems can lead to a bad alternator or starter which can place stress upon the engine.
Car batteries are not meant to last forever. The typical car battery only lasts three or four years. After five or six years, the battery starts to corrode and becomes completely unreliable. Fortunately, there are a few warning signs that your battery is in need of a replacement.
These are the first signs of a battery in need of replacement. The battery supplies energy to the engine which allows it to start. Once the battery starts dying, the engine will take longer to obtain this energy, therefore taking more time to start.
If the dome lights and radio do not turn on when you enter your car and the headlights are dim, this usually means that you have a dead battery. This can happen if you leave the dome lights on overnight, experience extreme weather conditions, or have an old battery that has corroded. In many cases, a jump start can charge the battery and give you some extra time before you have to take your car into the shop.
If you turn the key and the engine will not start, this can be a battery issue. If the starter sounds labored and chugs slowly or it makes some noise then stops completely, this is a sign of a battery issue. However, if the starter sounds normal and the car still will not start, it’s most likely a fuel or spark issue.
When a battery is completely dead, the car won’t start at all. You will not hear or feel the car starting when you turn the key to the ignition. If the battery dies completely, you will need a replacement as this signifies corroded wiring.
Here at Mr. Muffler, we have decades of experience in dealing with faulty car batteries and other car services. No one ever wants to have to deal with a bad battery. So if you are having car battery problems, come to Mr. Muffler and take advantage of our deals on car batteries and other services. Contact us today, we look forward to hearing from you!