In order to have a proper working vehicle, your battery needs to be in good working order as well. Having clean connections and a fully charged battery is a benefit for you as well as your vehicle.
Without the battery, power cannot be supplied to the areas of your vehicle that need it in order to run properly. If the battery is dead, your vehicle will not even start.
There are some signs to be on the lookout for to tell when your battery is starting to wear out. If you vehicle is getting harder and slower to start, it may be a sign that you will need a new battery soon. Testing a battery is a simple procedure that can be done during your regularly scheduled maintenance inspection.
If your vehicle is having any issues starting it may be an indication a new battery will be needed soon. The temperature can react with the chemicals in the battery and it may result in a battery that loses its charge or fails completely. So coming into winter it is important to have your battery checked.
A simple way to help maintain your battery is to make sure that the battery and all of its components are clean and clear. A battery that is starting to show signs of corrosion may need to be replaced in the near future. dirt and debris can start to gather and form in tight spaces of the battery and may eventually start to cause issues.
You should also make sure the battery is holding its charge properly and efficiently. If your vehicle is slow to start or does not start at all, it is a good idea to have the battery tested. You can also have a battery that is overcharged, in which case, it will not work as well or efficiently as it should be. Sometimes an overcharged battery will act like one that is losing its charge, and wear out. Also, make sure the terminals are clean as this
will help with charging e battery. If you notice that the battery is losing its charge, bring it in so we can determine what the issue with the battery might be.
If you are planning on making a trip, having a properly operating electrical system is important for you and your vehicle.
Scott and Adam, Bribie Car Care