The battery of your vehicle should be checked on a regular basis. If the battery is getting old, it should be replaced as soon as possible. The battery can be easily forgotten, until it is needed. There can be some signs to look for if the battery starts to wear out. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the battery for you. That way you can help to ensure the vehicle will be as reliable as possible for when you might need to use it.


Having the chemical reaction disrupted can affect how the battery will work. 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 cold 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.


If you suspect that the battery is starting to go out, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. Sometimes the issue is with the electrical system or alternator. This can result in the battery providing less electricity than it should. We can inspect the vehicle and battery to make sure it is operating the best it can be. It is also recommended to inspect the battery itself.


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. No matter what issue you notice, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.