Should you replace your car battery? Car batteries may seem like they last forever, but over time, they do get weaker and lose charge. It's a good idea to replace a car battery every few years (5 years at most) so that you'll get the most optimum performance out of it. Before making an appointment, consider the factors below that would warrant a battery replacement.
Signs that the car battery needs to be replaced:
If you're not experienced with cars, you probably don't know when the battery needs to be replaced, as it rarely shows issues early on. But your battery will need to be replaced if it does the following:
Car Takes Longer to Start
This is almost a tale sign that the battery does need to be replaced. Sometimes it's cold weather (or hot) that would make it harder to start because the battery almost gets drained, but if it's all the time, it's time to look into getting a new battery.
A car with a good battery should not have any power fluctuations. If there is light dimming, you'll know it's time to replace the battery. In fact, you can check if the battery is on its way out by revving the car with the headlights on. If the headlights are getting brighter as you rev, the battery is definitely close to dying in the near future.
If you're finding that you require a jump start every time you try to start your car, that's when you'll want to consider getting a new battery.
By now, you know what to look for when your car requires a new battery. If you need a new battery and require a replacement, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Craig's Car Care in Allen, TX today!