Tips for Avoiding a Dead Car Battery
There are a lot of things you have to think about while maintaining your new Ford car, truck or SUV. We don’t want to worry you, but it’s a fact of life that things can – and probably will – go wrong at one point or another. But you can avoid most of these problems by following a few simple tips. Take your vehicle’s battery, for instance. There’s nothing more devastating than getting in your car, turning the key and having nothing happen. And we don’t mean having nothing wrong happen, we mean having absolutely nothing happen because you’re car’s battery is dead. Luckily for you, you can avoid a dead car battery by following these simple tips.
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The first thing you’re going to always want to know when dealing with your car’s battery is how old it is. The older the battery, the more likely it is to die on you. Most batteries can last three to five years, so make sure to always keep track of just how old your battery is. Aside from that, you’re also going to want to always keep an eye out for signs of a dying battery. These include slow engine cranking when you turn the key, dimmed headlights when your engine isn’t running and corrosion around the battery terminals. Now, some people may not want to – or know how to – do these things. Luckily for those people, most oil changes, including the ones here at the Brandon Ford Service Department, include a battery test. If the test shows your battery is getting toward the end of its life, it’s best to replace it right away so you don’t run the risk of being stranded at some point.
If you have any questions about maintaining your car’s battery, please contact the certified technicians here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.