Automotive Procare Can Inspect the Battery for You
Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important. Make sure to bring it in for regular maintenance inspections so that we can check the parts and components for you. If you ever notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure to contact us and schedule an appointment. One part that should be inspected regularly is the battery. We can test the battery to see the strength it has, and even charge it if it needs to.
To keep your vehicle running properly, the battery should be in good working order. In order for your vehicle to run, it needs a good working battery. The most important thing you can do for the battery is to drive your vehicle regularly. An idle battery can lose the charge and sulfate from the sulfuric acid inside the battery build up inside it. This weakens its ability to keep and maintain a charge. Even taking your vehicle out once a week will help keep the battery stay charged, and will prevent it from dying unexpectedly.
You will be able to notice issues of a bad battery. The most obvious one is a dead battery. Corrosion or stains on the battery means you have a leak somewhere on it. You can also look for buildup around the terminals as well. Another way you can tell the battery is bad is the smell. If you notice a rotten egg or sulfuric smell, it is the smell of the battery overheating. By noticing any of these things, you should take your vehicle in as soon as possible to have it looked at to know the exact reason.
There are a few easy tips you can do to help keep the battery lasting as long as possible. You can make sure everything in your vehicle is turned off. Leaving your lights, stereo, and other equipment on while your car is not running can drain the life of your battery. Turning all of these off when you are not driving is a good way to extend the life of you battery, and should be done at all times. By doing this, you can keep the battery charged and it will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.