New Car Battery Service and Replacement in Calgary, AB
Car Battery Service at Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC
Your car battery is an important and integral part of your vehicle and must be in good working condition in order for it to do what it’s designed to. If you want to make sure your car battery in Calgary, AB is ready for winter driving, please visit us at Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC, today, to let us help you find a new one or service it. The right battery is essential to its ability to provide your vehicle with the power it needs. If your car battery is starting to fade, it’s time to have it looked at, serviced or maybe even replaced.
Why Does a Car Battery Need to Be Serviced?
As a car battery ages, it can be more difficult to start your vehicle in cold weather and between long periods of not driving it as its ability to recharge starts to fade. As the condition of your car battery starts to deteriorate, it will fail to provide your vehicle with the electricity it needs to power the electrical components in your vehicle, including windshield wipers, headlights, heating and cooling systems, power steering, defroster and much more. When your car battery fails, you will also be unable to start your vehicle, which could leave you stranded in cold weather.
How Long Does a Car Battery Last?
A car battery does not last forever and will need to be replaced or serviced in order for it to continue to supply your vehicle with the power it needs to operate and function properly. When you buy a new car battery, it should last anywhere from three to five years, depending on weather, humidity levels, driving conditions and habits, and a few other factors. If you don’t know how old your current car battery is, you can look at the battery to find its manufacturing date.
How to Determine If You Need a New Car Battery?
As your vehicle and car battery age, there are many things that can go wrong, including having difficulty starting your vehicle in cold weather. If you’re already experiencing difficulties when starting your vehicle, it’s time to have your car battery replaced with a new one. There are other symptoms and signs of a failing car battery, and below you’ll see some of them to look out for. If you notice any of them, schedule an appointment with the service department at Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC and let us take care of the problems by servicing your battery or by replacing it with a new car battery. View the signs of a bad below.
- Vehicle does not start
- Battery is past its warranty
- Corrosion around the battery terminals
- Been longer than five years since you last replaced your car battery
- Electrical systems are not working properly