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When checking the battery, you will want to ensure it is connected correctly and securely. Vibrations from traveling over rough roads could lead to a poorly secured battery. The battery could shake loose or damage the plates and other components around it. Also, extreme warm temperatures can also lead to the battery dying because of a shortened life. It is important to also adjust some driving habits you may have. Since starting the vehicle takes a huge jolt of electricity, the charging system has to help to replenish the battery. Short commutes or short trips cause the battery harm because it is unable to get fully charged. This can result in the battery not lasting as long as it should.

 

The most obvious sign of trouble is a dead battery. Sometimes the issue is with the electrical system or alternator. This can result in the battery providing less electricity than it should. If it has corrosion or stains on the battery, it could mean that you have a leak. Check for any buildup of debris or other dirt around the terminals as well. You may also notice an issue with the battery if you smell a foul odor. A smell of sulfur could mean that the battery is overheating.

 

When it comes time to replace the battery, it can be a fairly simple and quick procedure. Make sure to bring your vehicle in and we can help to advise you on what type of batteries you can choose from. Knowing the age of the battery is important. Once it becomes older, the battery will be more likely to go out. When you bring the vehicle in, we can inspect the battery for what condition it is in. We can also help to make sure it is as clean as possible and connected properly. Having an efficient battery can help your vehicle run correctly.