Lowell's Auto Repair Services and Replaces Car Batteries
Car batteries are rechargeable batteries that power the electrical components of a car and provide the initial burst of power needed to start the engine. Most car batteries last between 3 to 5 years, depending on the quality of the battery and how often it is used.
To keep your car battery in good condition, it’s important to keep it clean and free of corrosion and to avoid leaving your car’s electrical components running when the engine is not running. Signs that indicate it may be time to replace your car battery include slow engine crank, a battery warning light on the dashboard, visible corrosion on the battery terminals or cables, a swollen battery case, or low battery fluid level.
When replacing your car battery, it’s important to choose a battery that is recommended for your specific make and model of car and from a reputable brand. High-quality batteries tend to have longer lifespans and better performance, while lower-quality batteries may need to be replaced more frequently and may not provide as much power.
When is it time to replace my battery?
There are several signs that indicate it may be time to replace your car battery:
Age: Most car batteries last between 3 to 5 years. If your battery is approaching this age range, or if you don’t know the age of your battery, it’s a good idea to have it checked by a professional mechanic.
Slow engine crank: If your engine is slow to start or cranks more slowly than usual, it may be a sign that your battery is losing its charge.
Warning light: If your car’s battery warning light is illuminated on the dashboard, it’s a sign that there is a problem with the battery or charging system.
Corrosion: If there is visible corrosion on the battery terminals or cables, it can interfere with the battery’s ability to charge or discharge properly.
Swollen battery case: If the battery case appears swollen or bloated, it may be a sign that the battery is overheating and needs to be replaced immediately.
Low battery fluid level: If you have a lead-acid battery, check the battery fluid level. If the level is low, it may indicate that the battery is no longer able to hold a charge and needs to be replaced.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have your battery checked by one of our professional mechanics as soon as possible to prevent the battery from failing completely and potentially leaving you stranded.