BATTERY REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Waking up to a dead battery is never ideal. Waking up to a dead battery that won’t even charge is even worse. The good thing about your car battery is that it powers so many electrical components daily that it can be easy to tell when the battery is fading and in need of a charge, which when charging, is also a good time to check the overall health of your battery. However, when worse comes to worst and you need a battery replacement, the team here at Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC provides a professional battery replacement service.
WHAT CAUSES A CAR BATTERY TO DIE?
There are many factors that can cause a battery to die, most are just inevitable:
- Leaving lights on overnight
- Bad charge/ alternator – you’ll notice this when your battery stops holding a charge
- Extreme weather – the cold weather tends to drain batteries faster
How to Keep Your Battery Healthy
The key things anyone can do to keep their battery healthy is by making sure when you turn off your car, EVERYTHING is off. Everything includes things like your interior and exterior lights. At some point, nearly every one of us has fallen victim to leaving a light or two on overnight. Another thing is making sure the terminals are clean and that there is no buildup in the way. By doing this you’re helping to make sure the charge is healthy, gets to the battery, and even make sure corrosion has no time to build up.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR BATTERY?
A standard battery has an average lifespan of about three to four years. For any additional questions, our team of professionals is here to answer them all and provide recommendations and let you know if it is time for a battery replacement. Our factory-trained technicians provide an in-depth diagnosis of your battery to determine the status of it. We do things like:
- Clean the battery terminals if they’re dirty
- Make sure there are no loose connections or corrosion buildup
- Tighten cables
Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC Service Center
At Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC, we are dedicated to getting you in and out so you can get back to doing the things you love most. Your battery shouldn’t be the thing to hold you back. Our certified technicians can quickly and accurately diagnose your vehicle, make the recommendations and get you back on the road ASAP. Drivers all around Midland, Ontario, Canada love us, book your appointment today!