Winter can be rough on your car’s battery, and it’s not the best time of year to be stranded with a car that won’t start. If you notice the following signs, you most likely need a new car battery. Head to Wilson Chevrolet ASAP to have your battery tested and replaced.
If it takes longer than it used to for the engine to turn over, it may be time to replace your battery. This is a sign that the parts of your battery are starting to degrade, and you might be dealing with a dead battery soon.
Keep an eye on the battery terminals and look for signs of corrosion. Battery acid can leak from the inside of the battery and cause the connectors to corrode, which interferes with the battery’s ability to send power to the engine.
Swollen battery case
High heat can make the case of the battery swell, so check to see if your battery case looks misshapen or swollen. If your battery case is damaged, it’s definitely time to have the battery replaced.
You should replace your car battery about every three to five years, depending on how often you drive and what kind of vehicle you have. Check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends, and if your battery is more than three years old, consider having it tested.
For all your maintenance needs, contact Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.