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Signs of a bad car battery

How to tell if you need a new car battery

When it comes to deciding what’s wrong with your vehicle, a lot of it is guesswork. After all, how are you supposed to tell what’s wrong with your vehicle if you’re not a trained mechanic? You could take your car to the shop, but you could first take a look yourself and see if it’s displaying one of the telltale signs of a bad battery. Find out how to tell if you need a new car battery here!

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Signs of a bad car battery

Some of the telltale signs that it may be time for a new car battery include the following:generic car engine

  • Car batteries won’t last forever, and by four years, they usually begin declining in quality. Check the manufacturing date on the battery to see how old it is.
  • Manufacturing defect. Humans make mistakes, including the humans that make car batteries. There could be a defect in your car battery, meaning that even if no damage has been done, it will not work.
  • Corroding car batteries are a clear sign that something has gone amiss. A buildup of moisture is the main cause for this, so try keeping your vehicle in a dry place to prevent the battery from corroding.
  • Constant exposure to cold weather can have more than just a temporary effect on your car not starting. If it continues to have a hard time starting even after it warms up outside, consider getting a new car battery.

While replacing your current car battery can be a nuisance, it’s not nearly as bad as some of the other damages that could be causing your car some problems. Car batteries aren’t all that expensive in comparison to other failing components of a vehicle. Get in touch with the team here at Hall Mazda to learn more or schedule maintenance service here on our website!