When you own a vehicle, you will want to keep it in the best condition possible. Part of this includes bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. We can check the parts and components of the vehicle to ensure there is not wear and tear to them. Another thing we can inspect is the battery of your vehicle. If the terminals of the vehicle are loose, the proper connection may not be made. There might also be a build up of dirt or debris that causes poor connections between the battery and the vehicle. Cold temperatures can cause the battery to drain excessively when the vehicle is not running. Sometimes incomplete charging can occur, which will prevent the charge from building up in the battery. Another issue of the battery not charging could be that the charge is depleted when the electrical components are used extensively in the vehicle.
If the terminals on the battery are loose, it could result in poor connection to the rest of the vehicle. It could also cause them to get dirty, which can result in not enough charge being needed by the electrical system. You may notice an issue if you hear a click when trying to turn the key in your vehicle. Another factor of when a battery may start to fail is the temperature that the battery is exposed to. This is especially true if the temperature drops below zero degrees. If the temperature drops below this, it can drain quickly, even after the charge has been built up.
One of the fastest ways to drain a battery is to leave on the electrical components of your vehicle. Without the vehicle running, the battery cannot charge back up. This will then cause the battery to die completely. If the poor battery charge happens too often, then a new battery may be needed in order to replace the older one that would be damaged. Incomplete charging is a common problem with batteries. Make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the battery for you.