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The Importance of Servicing Your Car Battery & Cables
The battery and its cables are the beating heart and veins of your automobile. Without a healthy battery, your car is no longer reliable. Even worse, it may even decide not to run completely. That is why performing routine car battery service is so important for your automobile.
Servicing your car battery and cables is just as vital as the other routine maintenance you perform on your car. Keep on reading to learn more about the sign and symptoms that your car battery needs service, and to learn about the professionals who can help you.
Servicing Your Car Battery & Cables
We’ve all seen the pair of people on the side of the road, or in the grocery store parking lot jumping the battery of a car that won’t start. Often we even think, ‘Gee, I’m glad that’s not me’. However, hardly do we take the preventative steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to us.
Why is This Service Important?
Hiring a professional to perform routine service on your car battery and its cables is important because without a charged battery and properly attached cables, your car simply will not start.
Ideally, servicing your car battery should be performed every single time that other routine service is performed on your car. So for most folks, that’s about every 6,000 miles when they get their oil changed.
How Do I Know my Battery Needs Service?
With a watchful eye, you can monitor the status of your car battery, and avoid any unwanted surprises. There are a few signs and symptoms that your car is due for battery service:
- Visible deposits or corrosion on the battery itself or battery terminals
- Signs of wear and tear on the battery cables
- Your battery is unable to hold a long-term charge
- Your car simply will not start
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule service. And if you’re outside your regularly scheduled service, don’t worry. Your car battery and its cables are important enough to schedule their own appointment.
What Does The Service Entail?
If you have noticed any of the sign or symptoms from above, it may be time to schedule service for your car battery. Typically, car battery service entails:
- An inspection of the battery, battery cables and terminals
- A comprehensive cleaning of the battery surfaces and terminals
- An open circuit voltage and load test
- Treatment of the battery terminals to prevent against future corrosion
Contact Us With Additional Question or Comments
Taking care of your car can feel like a lot. That’s why at Prieto Automotive, we are committed to providing professional guidance and service to all of our customers for whatever their needs may be.
Whether you’ve got questions about how to best maintain your car, or are interested in purchasing a vehicle, don’t be afraid to contact us. We will dispatch one of our automotive experts to answer any question or concern you might have.