Do you know the signs that your car battery needs to be serviced? Here are signs that your battery will need to be seen by an auto professional.
according to an article at familyhandyman.com, “When a Car Battery is Ready to Fail”
- Your headlights look dim at idle and then brighten when you rev the engine.
- The starter turns slowly, barely starting the car. But you may have alternator wiring problems that prevent the battery from fully charging. If that’s the case, schedule a service appointment. Check your fan belt. If it’s loose, frayed, cracked or glazed, have it serviced or replaced.
A low battery can also be caused by:
- Frequent short trips.
- Too many accessories left on or added.
- Look for a purchase date chart on the battery (it may be handwritten). The battery case will also have a decal stating its expected life, such as 60 or 84 months. If it’s near the end of this expected service life, replace it.” To read the entire article click here.