Fall Car Care is important as the colder weather rolls into Baldwinsville and Central New York. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s battery. The cold temperatures weaken the battery by slowing down the chemical reactions inside it. This can make your battery harder to run. Frigid temperatures will also put strain your battery while trying to warm up a cold engine. Here are a few tips to help you maintain you car’s battery through the holiday and winter seasons.
1. Watch For Signs Of A Bad Battery
- Slow engine cranking
- Having to jump start your car frequently
- Dimming lights (headlights or interior lights)
- A Check Engine Light or Battery Light on your Dashboard
2. Have Your Battery Tested
At Lou’s Car Care, we can help you with the most accurate way to test your vehicle’s battery. Our experienced technicians use an electronic battery tester that gives us information on your battery’s condition and indicates if it needs to be replaced. We recommend having your battery checked often. You can have your battery checked at your next oil change service!
3. Clean Your Battery
Inspecting your car’s battery often can help you catch the early signs of corrosion. Our BG Battery Service includes an inspection and cleaning of your battery, terminals and cables. We also apply a sealant to the posts, terminals, and case to prevent corrosion.
4. Invest In A Battery Charger
A drained battery can happen anytime and for any number of reasons. Having a battery charger can save the day if your find yourself in this predicament. These charging devices can be stored in your trunk and are an excellent investment.
Having trouble with your battery? We can help! Lou’s Car Care is the right choice for your vehicle battery and starting system needs. Proudly serving Baldwinsville, NY and the surrounding communities since 1976. Call us or schedule your appointment online today!
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