Knowledge is power when it comes to your car’s battery and electrical system. In fact, it’s your ride’s heart and soul. The last thing you want is to be left stranded with a dead battery. The more you know about your battery and electrical system, the less likely you’ll get stuck. Harris Auto Electric in Barrie, Ontario specializes in automotive electrical systems and automotive battery testing services.
On average, a battery will last 3 to 5 years, but driving habits and exposure to extreme elements can shorten the life of your car battery. Three years + battery age is considered an old timer: Your battery can last well beyond three years but, at the very least, have its current condition inspected on a yearly basis when it reaches the three year mark.
There are various indications and symptoms that your battery may need replacement, such as:
- Dim headlights: if your lights are not as bright as they used to be, this may be an indication of them not getting enough power from your battery.
- Clicking sound when turning the key to start your car: when you turn your key in the ignition and you only hear a ticking noise sd your car does not start at all, it is a sign your battery is either dying or completely dead.
- Slow engine crank: when you hear the engine of your car cranking slowly, it is very important you go in for an automotive battery testing. If your battery is close to dying, you may find your car with a slow crank.
Bring your vehicle to Harris Auto Electric in Barrie, Ontario for an automotive battery testing. Les, the owner, will first run a diagnostic test and then give you the best advice regarding the health of your battery.