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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Car Battery


Your battery needs to be in good working condition to start your vehicle. It's also responsible for supplying power to all the electronic components throughout the car (radio, lights, power windows, electric power steering, etc.). If your battery drains or is growing weaker, you will likely notice some significant signs. The lifespan of the average car battery is 5 to 7 years. After that several years, it will need to be replaced. Depending on your vehicle and other usage factors, it may last longer or die quicker.

 

Sometimes, a jump start, using jumper cables, is all you need to get it running again. Still, all car batteries ultimately begin to lose their charging potential, and eventually, they will need to be replaced with newer and more efficient ones.

 

Top Signs of a Dying Battery

  • Trouble Starting Car. The first telltale sign that you have problems with your battery is when you start to encounter problems firing up your car.
  • Flickering/Dimming Lights. Another typical symptom of a failing battery is that the lights may appear dimmer than usual or they might flicker when you start the car.
  • Dashboard Warning Light. Most vehicles will have a specific light, that looks like an outlined shape of a battery, to warn you when there is a persisting issue with the battery. 
  • Corrosion. Another approach you can try is to physically look at the car's battery. If there is corrosion around the connecting points or any leaking fluid, you should get the battery replaced immediately.

If you notice signs of a declining or failing battery, bring your car into KAMS Auto Service Center for a comprehensive vehicle inspection, including a battery test. If the battery needs to be replaced, our team of certified technicians are happy to do it for you. Do not hesitate to give us a call at (770) 956-4060 or visit our shop today in Acworth, GA.

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