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A Quick Check on Your Battery
With the warmer weather quickly approaching, it might be time that you start thinking ahead when it comes to your car. Your car is a great investment, and we know you want to keep it going for as long as possible. The battery inside your car is very important because it powers all the electrical systems, such as the headlights and the entertainment system. Most importantly, it is the way your car powers itself.
When you think about your car battery, you probably don't consider changing it out periodically because we are accustomed to giving it a couple of years before doing so. However, sometimes things happen, and we need to get a new battery faster than anticipated. The cause of this can be for several reasons, but most of the time, it is because of harsh weather conditions that could have caused faster than usual drainage.
How To Inspect Your Car's Battery
Doing a car battery inspection is an easy task to do on your own most of the time. We recommend considering the following tips when performing a battery inspection on your car.
Check The Battery Case: When inspecting your car battery, one of the easiest ways to check the wear and tear on it is to take a quick look at the battery case and see if it is free of corrosion. We recommend that you wipe off any dust or build-up that might have happened because of harsh weather conditions. If there are any cracks or if there is oozing at the top of the battery case, you should consider a battery change.
Check The Brackets: Checking the brackets of your car's battery will also tell you a lot about the status of your battery. If the brackets seem to be highly corroded, they might need to be replaced. If the brackets are not holding the battery tightly, it might also shorten the battery life and damage other essential components.
Tighten Loose Cables: Tightening loose cables might be an obvious tip. However, plugging cables in and out can sometimes solve electrical problems. Tightening any loose cables is an easy way to ensure that your cables are not the issue of your battery problem.
Listen To Your Car: If your car has battery issues, it might try to tell you by making unusual noises. If you hear clicking when you turn the ignition, this is a sign your battery might be dying.
Doing some quick and easy inspections of your car's battery can save you money and headaches in the future. If you want expert opinions when it comes to your car's battery, trust LK's Auto Repair to do the work for you! Here at LK's Auto Repair, we strive to offer the high end of auto repair and will continue to do so for as long as we remain open to the Bremerton public. If you need service or a check-up on your automobile, please click here to schedule an appointment to get your car right again!