While it is possible to start a car battery up again after it runs out of juice, it is not possible to do this an infinite number of times. Car batteries are designed to last a long time, but they don’t last forever, and they will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, our team at Kevin’s Car Repair & Body Shop LLC will go over three signs that this time is approaching for your car battery so that you aren’t caught unawares and can instead get the problem taken care of before your dead battery strands you on the side of the road.
- The Engine is Slow to Start- One sign that you will need a battery replacement in the near future is your engine becoming slow to start. This happens because as the battery gets older, its components wear out, and the battery takes longer to build up enough charge to trigger the starter.
- Dim Lights- Another sign that you will most likely need a battery replacement soon is your car’s lights becoming dimmer. The battery powers all the lights on your vehicle, as well as things like your radio and dashboard computer. If any of the electrical systems in your car start to exhibit problems or diminished performance, we encourage you to give us a call.
- Corroded Connectors- A third sign that you need battery replacement can be found in the condition of the battery itself. Specifically, if the positive and negative connectors have corroded, then you should replace your battery as soon as possible.