The colder weather can have an affect on your battery. This will be noticed when you go to start your vehicle. When the battery is starting to fail, you will then notice that the vehicle is not as easy to turn over and start. Slow cranking can be a result of a poor battery, starter, or alternator. Most commonly, this will happen when it gets too cold outside. The colder temperatures will then start to slow down the battery and the power it can provide. If you are unsure of when the vehicle should be inspected, make sure to bring it in and we can check it. With proper maintenance, you can increase the longevity of your vehicle, and how it operates.
Issues with the Battery
When you hear an odd noise or sound from your vehicle, always make sure you bring it in for us to inspect it. This way we can inspect it for what might be making the sound or issue for your vehicle. It will increase the speed of which it will be fixed and repaired as well. Odd noises can occur from anything under the hood, the brakes, or even the steering.
Battery Terminal Inspection
Check to ensure the terminals are connected fully. If one is not, it can cause an issue with the vehicle starting. Make sure the terminals are clean and free of debris. Any issues with the terminals like rust or corrosion should be inspected as well. If you notice damage or corrosion to the terminals, make sure it is cleaned off as soon as possible. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the battery for you.
Also, you may notice an issue with the battery, depending on what the age of it is. A battery that is older will start to show signs of strain when you are trying to start the vehicle. If you are not sure the age of the battery, chances are that it needs to be replaced. We can also test the battery to see how it is charging. Then we can recommend if you need a new battery.