What is the Purpose of a Car Battery
A car battery is a small but significant component of your vehicle. It is connected to the car’s starting and charging system and as such provides the jolt of electricity required to power the vehicle and keep it going for the entire duration of the drive. Considering, it is evident that in order for the vehicle to start and operate smoothly, the car battery needs to be in an optimal condition.
When Do I Need a Car Battery Replacement
Car batteries last, on average, for about three years, but a multitude of factors can affect its lifespan and shorten it significantly, like not driving the car often enough or by making a lot of short trips that don’t allow the battery to charge sufficiently.
So how do you know that your car battery is slowly dying? Some of the most common indicators are:
- A slow starting engine
- A bad smell
- Dim lights
- Electrical issues
- Corroded connectors
- Check engine line is on
If you turn to Neysie Performance Centre professional as soon as you notice any of the issues, we can do use our car battery condition tester to see if it needs replacing. By determining the poor state of your battery early on, you can prevent finding yourself in an unpleasant situation – where you desperately need your car and it simply won’t start!