When you start your car, you want it to work. But that may not happen if your vehicle’s battery is dead. A dead battery can leave your car stuck in your garage or stranded in a parking lot. At best, a dead battery is inconvenient. In a worst-case scenario, it may cause you to be late for an important event or miss a flight. Fortunately, you can get battery testing & replacement near Green Acres when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in Post Falls. We’ll make sure your battery is healthy and offer a replacement if needed.
The battery under the hood of your car uses a lead-acid chemical reaction to supply the electricity needed to start the engine. It also initially powers the lights, the audio system, and accessories. Once the engine is running, the alternator supplies the energy to power the vehicle.
Like all batteries, car batteries eventually weaken and die. There won’t be any electricity available to start your vehicle. Don’t wait for your car’s battery to die before replacing it. In Green Acres, a battery test & replacement service like the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center can inspect your battery and replace it if it’s not charging to the correct level.
A typical car battery lasts from three to five years, so your battery should be replaced about once every three years to prevent it from dying. Check for signs that the battery needs to be replaced, particularly if you live somewhere where it gets very hot or very cold. Common warning signs of a weak battery include:
The engine is slow to start.
The battery indicator or check engine light comes on.
The battery case is swollen or damaged.
The battery fluid is leaking.
The weather has an impact on your car battery’s life. On very hot days, the water inside the battery can evaporate, resulting in decreased performance. If this happens, you may notice the car is difficult to start. If the water in the battery evaporates, it increases the possibility of corrosion, which is the leading cause of batteries leaking and failing.
Cold weather can also affect your car’s battery life. When the mercury on the thermometer drops below freezing, the battery must work harder to produce the energy needed to run the vehicle. Cold weather also thickens the engine oil, adding to the strain on the battery.
Here in the Green Acres area, it can be pretty hot in the summer, so it may be necessary to replace your vehicle’s battery more frequently than once every three years. At the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center, we offer many Service Specials on our website, including discounts on batteries and even free battery testing and inspection. We’ll inspect the battery for leaks and corrosion and check the cables and battery case to ensure your battery is in working condition.
Don’t wait. Contact the battery experts at the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center and schedule your battery inspection today. We look forward to assisting you!