Tips for maintaining the perfect car battery! You wake up in the morning rushing to your vehicle to get to work, school, class, or even a meeting but realize that you have been cursed with the dead battery syndrome, Your car won’t turn on because your battery doesn’t have juice in it. Sounds horrifying, doesn’t it? But it does not need to be. With proper maintenance, you will never have to deal with a dead battery and call for a service that offers mobile car battery replacement.
Since the battery controls the flow of electricity in the vehicle it is extremely crucial to keep it in good condition. Most cars now a day are electronically generated as a result a dead battery can lead to more problems than simply hard starting your vehicle. The ignition, fuel injection, alternator, and transmission are all electronically controlled and can be harmed or damaged if the battery dies or does not generate enough volts. So what to do?
If your battery is new or in good condition, checking it twice a year will save you a lot of trouble and time. If you live in extreme cold or hot temperatures, check the battery late fall and late spring since those weather conditions wear of the battery. How? Simple. Most cars have battery indicators built nowadays. Technology is great! You want to make sure that your car indicates that the battery has between 13.7 to 14.7 volts when it is running and about 12.6 volts when it is turned off. Use a multimeter just to make sure the battery has enough juice. Next, make sure to clean your battery with a brush. Dirt or corrosion can be conductive over time and that can drain your battery. Make sure to clean the terminals and the battery itself. You can use battery cleaner fluids that can be purchased online and from automotive shops.
Batteries are meant to be charged, used, and recharged regularly as a result leaving the vehicle unused can also drain the battery. If you plan to leave your vehicle while you are out of town, ask a friend or family member to regularly turn your car on to recharge the battery. Even let them take the vehicle for a quick spin. If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere you might consider a Mobile Car Battery Replacement service.
It is also extremely important to bear in mind that no battery lasts forever. Typically, if conditioned and used well, car batteries last 3-5 years. Consider getting a battery test along with your oil change the next time AutoTech serves you. If you change your oil on your own, invest in a sophisticated multimeter to test your battery on your own. Lastly, most batteries have stickers that indicate their production date. Check to see the month and year of production and act accordingly. And if it is the time to purchase a new battery ask us, AutoTech, for assistance. If you decide to be independent and do it on your own, make sure to purchase a battery that is no longer than a month old! This will result in an optimal battery condition. The next time you need a Mobile Car Battery Replacement call AutoTech Mobile Mechanics of South Florida.