Car Battery Replacement
Proper car maintenance will help your vehicle continue to thrive even as the miles start to add up around Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway. This car-battery replacement guide will highlight the function of your car's battery, while also discussing warning signs suggesting your battery needs to be replaced.
So, keep reading to better understand this vital car part and if you have any more questions, you can contact Honda of Bay County!
What Does My Car Battery Do?
Your car battery plays a major role in starting your vehicle. Its purpose is to supply the necessary electrical current to the starter motor and also the ignition system. While doing this, it begins to start the engine as well.
Ultimately, the car battery jumpstarts your vehicle, directing power to all the necessary parts, and if your battery fails to perform its job, your vehicle won't be able to turn on.
How Long Will My Car Battery Last?
The lifespan of your car battery depends on a number of variables. How often you drive, the weather conditions you expose your vehicle to, and the type of vehicle you have will all play a role in determining the long-term health of your battery.
With that said, most estimates range between three and five years for an average battery. Once you've surpassed or approach this time frame, you should have your battery inspected, or replaced, to ensure your vehicle continues to perform at a high level.
Car Battery Failure Warning Signs
If you aren't sure how old your car battery is, there are a handful of warning signs that will let you know it's time to get a replacement. If any of these warning signs apply to your vehicle, it's a good idea to have a trained professional inspect your car.
- Slow Engine Crank: The engine cranks, or turns over, with the help of your car battery. If you turn your key, and you notice the engine is slow to turn over, your car battery is likely starting to wear down.
- Electrical Problems: Your battery is also responsible for electrical features like power windows, headlights, or the radio. If these aspects of your car start to malfunction, it could be traced back to your battery.
- Warning Light: The light on your dashboard will alert you if your car battery needs to be inspected.
- Warped Battery Case: Excessive heat or cold, or prolonged neglect, can warp the shape of your battery, causing it to swell or bulge before ultimately dying.
- Smell: If your battery has been overused, or is beginning to get old, it can often-times exude a strong odor, reminiscent of rotten eggs.
Get Your Car Battery Replaced
Replacing a car battery is a simple procedure at our dealership. Our modernized service center and highly-trained technicians will happily swap out your battery and get you back on the open road around Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway.
To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about automotive maintenance, just contact Honda of Bay County!