If you’ve experienced the frustration that comes with a dead car battery, you understand the importance of proper battery care. At Winslow Ford, we offer battery testing and replacement services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Our team of certified service technicians will thoroughly inspect your car’s battery and replace it with a new one if necessary. Avoid being stranded with a dead battery — bring your vehicle to Winslow for battery testing & replacement at Winslow Ford.
Your car’s battery supplies electrical current to the vehicle. When the car is running, the battery is charged by the alternator, which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. When the vehicle is turned off, the battery provides the energy needed to power the car’s electrical systems, such as the headlights and the radio. Over time, the battery can lose its ability to hold a charge, which is why it needs to be replaced periodically.
A weak or dead battery is unable to generate enough power to start your car. If you live or work in the Winslow area and are experiencing issues with your vehicle’s battery, visit the Winslow Ford Service Center for assistance. The professionals at Winslow Ford provide reliable Winslow battery replacement service.
Batteries typically last from three to five years. This is why replacing your vehicle’s battery every three years is a good idea. Understanding the signs of a dying battery is key to replacing it before it fails completely. Some common symptoms of a battery that needs to be replaced include:
The car is slow to start.
The battery indicator light comes on.
You discover leaking battery fluid.
You notice the battery case is swollen or damaged.
If you notice any of these issues with your car’s battery, it’s time to replace it.
Temperature can have a significant impact on your car battery’s life. In hot weather, the water in the battery can evaporate, leading to diminished performance and difficulty starting the car. This can also make the battery more susceptible to corrosion, a common cause of dead and leaking batteries. To protect the battery from the effects of hot weather, it’s essential to check the fluid level regularly and keep your vehicle in a cool, shaded area when possible.
Cold weather can also affect your car battery’s life. When the temperature drops below freezing, the battery must work harder to produce the power needed to run the car. In addition, cold weather can cause the engine oil to thicken, putting even more strain on the battery.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your car’s battery, bring it in and have it inspected by a professional. The team at the Winslow Ford Service Center is here to help. We offer battery testing and replacement service to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
Call Winslow Ford to book a service appointment. We’re located at 840 Mike’s Pike St. in Winslow. Our service center has convenient operating hours to serve you. Check our website for our current hours and directions.