It is tough when your car’s battery dies. It is even more inconvenient if you were in the middle of a busy street when it happened. Be proactive about your vehicle’s maintenance, and pay attention to the signs you car’s battery is about to die.
Difficult Engine Crank
When you go to turn on your vehicle, you expect to turn the key and it starts without issue. If you have to attempt to start the car multiple times until it goes, then the most likely culprit is your battery dying. In some cases, the starter is the culprit, but it is good to get your battery checked just in case.
Numerous electric accessories can be found throughout a car. These include:
- Windshield wipers
- Dashboard lights
When any of these components are fading in and out, it could be a sign your battery is unable to provide them with sufficient power.
For the most part, a majority of batteries will last for about five years. Others can last longer depending on the model of the car. However, if your battery is getting older, then it may be best to replace it before it dies completely.
As long as you are mindful about how your car is performing, you will have little to fear. When you do require car maintenance, contact or visit Clutch & Brake Xchange Inc.