Automotive Battery Service Near Smithville
Battery Service at Victory Chevrolet of Smithville
If you’ve driven with the same battery in your vehicle for more than a couple of years, you may want to start thinking about scheduling a battery check. Unfortunately, a battery is a part of your vehicle that needs to be replaced after a few years of use. Since your battery can’t last forever, you’ll want to stay informed about its condition, so you’ll never be caught off guard when it fails. If you live or work near Kansas City or Independence, you can get your vehicle’s battery inspected or replaced by the highly-trained technicians at Victory Chevrolet of Smithville. To learn more or to schedule battery service, give us a call or stop by our service center in Smithville, MO.
How Do You Know If You Need Battery Service?
If your battery is worn down or damaged, you’ll likely notice some problems with your vehicle. Once you learn the different signs of a battery problem, you’ll be better equipped to handle the situation if it happens to you. Learning these signs will also provide you with some insight into when you should schedule battery service. Signs of a damaged or dying battery include:
- Your interior lights flicker and/or your headlights are dim
- A jump-start is unsuccessful
- Your battery keeps dying after multiple jump-starts
- Your check engine light comes on
- You notice electrical problems
- You turn the key to start your vehicle and you notice a clicking sound: In this case, your battery could be dead, and your vehicle may not start at all, or the engine may start after a few tries.
If you think your battery may be old or damaged, schedule a battery check as soon as you can so you won’t end up stranded with a vehicle that won’t start.
Benefits of Routine Battery Checks
You can take the guesswork out of knowing when to replace your battery by stopping in for routine battery checks. Getting your battery tested is a quick and simple process that can be completed while your vehicle is already in the shop for its other needs such as its routine tire maintenance. Just ask the technician if they could check your battery and they’ll let you know if it needs to be replaced.
Common Reasons Why Car Batteries Fail
So, why do car batteries die? There could be a few different answers to this question. Oftentimes, technicians find that a vehicle’s battery has failed simply because it’s old and needs to be swapped for a new one. It’s normal for your vehicle to need a new battery every three or four years because batteries deteriorate over time. Other factors that can cause a battery to die include corrosion, lights being left on, an alternator problem, or a defective fuse or serpentine belt. Our technicians at Victory Chevrolet of Smithville can help you get to the bottom of why your battery failed and provide you with tips on how to get the most use out of your battery as possible.
If you’d like to schedule battery service at Victory Chevrolet of Smithville, give us a call or schedule online today.