Your vehicle is made up of numerous different parts, all of which work together to ensure your car is running at optimal performance. One of these parts is known as the battery.
In order to keep your car running throughout the New Bedford area it’s important to ensure its battery is in good working condition. Today, the team at Dartmouth Nissan is here to give you all the scoop on battery repair.
Keep reading to learn more!
What Does a Car Battery Do?
Prior to determining if your car’s battery needs to be repaired, it helps to understand its function. So, what exactly is a car battery?
We like to think of the battery as a living heart. Just as you need your heart in order to survive, so does your automobile rely on its battery to operate. Basically, the car battery provides the spark of electricity required to power all of the electrical components inside of your vehicle.
The role it plays is a pivotal one. If the battery isn’t working, the car won’t start. Car batteries generally last for about three years, however, mechanics recommend having them inspected yearly just to be safe.
Signs Your Battery Needs Repair
Now that you know the basics of a car battery, it’s time to discuss the warning signs that may indicate your battery needs repair. Here are some common symptoms:
- Slow engine crank: If you attempt to start your car and the engine takes longer than usual to turn on or appears sluggish, it may be time to replace or repair the battery.
- Low battery fluid level: Modern vehicles often feature a translucent battery casing to help drivers keep a better eye on fluid levels. If the fluid level is below the lead plates, we suggest getting it inspected.
- Check engine light: Most cars will display a check engine light on the dashboard when the battery power is weak. This icon typically comes in the shape of an automotive engine and can be either red, orange, or yellow.
How to Repair Your Vehicle’s Battery
While you can repair the battery of your automobile yourself, we recommend bringing your car into our service center.
Why? Well, for starters, our state-of-the-art service center is outfitted with specialized equipment designed specifically for battery repair and replacement. Furthermore, our professionally trained mechanics have years of experience under their belts. They’ve repaired countless batteries and have the know-how to get yours back in tip-top shape.
When you bring your car into our service center, our technicians will first examine the battery and determine the issue. If rust or corrosion is found, they’ll perform the required steps to clean out the gunk. Alternatively, if the battery appears to be too low on charge, we’ll swap it out for a new one.
Schedule a Car Battery Repair
Continue to drive the streets of New Bedford with confidence by scheduling a service appointment for a battery repair at Dartmouth Nissan today!
We look forward to assisting you!