Pumping gas into your car every few days or weeks can make you forget that one of the most important parts of your car is actually the battery. Sure, your car can’t run without fuel, but it can’t run without a battery either. If your battery ages and can’t keep up with the demands your vehicle puts on it, it will affect the performance of your vehicle. It may not be too noticeable at first, but it will become more obvious quickly. Continue reading the rest of this entry to learn why it is so important to replace your car battery.
Why is my Battery Running Low?
Most of the time a car battery will underperform simply because it is old. No battery is made to last forever. Even if you keep all the connections tight and clean away all corrosion, your battery will eventually run down. If your battery is only a year or so old and it starts giving you trouble, there may be other electrical problems. Take it to our service and parts department at Kelly Mazda as soon as you can to get them corrected before other electrical components like your starter or alternator get damaged.
Can’t I just Jump-Star my Car?
Jump-starting a car is like painting over cracks in a wooden ladder. It can be a quick solution to getting your car running, but it doesn’t fix the underlying problem. You can even use at-home chargers to try and get your battery up to max performance between uses, but it is also a temporary solution.
Why is it Better to Buy a New Battery?
A new battery, properly selected and connected will give you reliable performance for years, even in tough conditions. You’ll notice a difference right away, provided the problem doesn’t lie elsewhere. You don’t want to have to count on a weak battery if you need to get somewhere in the cold, late at night. Get your battery’s performance checked at every oil change so you can gauge when to get a replacement.
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