Suppose your car doesn’t start because the battery died. In that case, you might find yourself unable to attend an important event or stranded in a parking lot waiting for road service to arrive. Your vehicle’s battery is one of its most important components. It makes sense to bring it to a certified service center like the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Department for battery testing & replacement in Cottonwood. We’ll check the battery, make sure it’s healthy, and offer a replacement if we find any issues.
Your Chevy’s battery supplies the electricity necessary to start the engine. The electricity is generated by a lead-acid chemical reaction inside the battery. In addition to firing up the engine, the battery provides the initial power to run the radio, the lights, and accessories, a task that’s eventually transferred to the alternator.
Batteries weaken and die over time. When your car’s battery is no longer able to hold a charge, it can’t create the electricity needed to start the vehicle. Don’t wait for the battery to die. If you live in Cottonwood, battery service is quick and easy when you visit the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll inspect the battery and replace it if it’s reached the end of its functional life.
Car batteries normally last three to five years. Replacing the battery every three years will help ensure it won’t die when you need to use your vehicle.
Pay attention to symptoms that the battery needs replacement, especially if you drive in very hot or cold locales. Some signs your battery is on its way out include:
The engine is slow to start.
Your vehicle’s battery indicator or check engine light comes on.
You see battery fluid leaking.
The battery case is swollen or damaged.
Weather can harm batteries. Summers can get pretty hot in the Cottonwood area, so you may need to replace your car’s battery more often than once every three years. When the temperature climbs, the water in the battery can evaporate. You’ll notice reduced performance, and the car will be hard to start. If the water evaporates, it can also lead to corrosion, a primary reason batteries leak and fail.
Frigid weather can also harm the battery. When the thermometer dips below freezing, the battery must work harder to produce electricity. Cold weather can also cause the engine oil to thicken, putting a greater strain on the battery.
At the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center, we offer many Service & Parts Specials on our website. You’ll find discounts on batteries and many other services. When you visit our dealership for battery service, our certified service technicians will inspect the battery to make sure there’s no corrosion or leaks. We’ll also check the battery case and cables to ensure the battery is working correctly.
Don’t put off your car’s battery service. Call us to schedule your battery inspection. Or use our website’s Service Appointment page and book your visit online. We hope to see you soon!