Most of us take it for granted that our car will start when we turn it on. But your car won’t start if the battery is dead, and you may find yourself stranded in a parking lot or stuck at home. At best, a dead battery is inconvenient. In a worst-case scenario, you could be late for an important appointment. Fortunately, if you live in Flagstaff, battery testing & replacement is quick and easy when you visit Flagstaff Chevrolet. We’ll make sure your battery is healthy and provide you with a replacement if necessary.
Your Chevy’s battery relies on a lead-acid chemical reaction to supply the electricity needed to start the car’s engine. The battery initially powers the lights, the radio and other accessories. Once the engine starts, the alternator supplies the power to run the vehicle.
Like other types of batteries, your Chevy’s battery runs down over time. When this happens, it’s unable to create the electricity needed to start the car. Don’t wait until the battery dies before replacing it with a new car battery in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center’s expert service technicians can test your battery and replace it if it’s not charged to the proper level.
A typical car battery lasts from three to five years, so you should replace your battery at approximately three-year intervals to prevent it from dying. Check the battery and look for signs it needs to be replaced, especially if you live in an area where it gets very hot or very cold. Common warning signs that your battery is weak include an engine that’s slow to start, a battery light or check engine light that comes on, leaking battery fluid, and a swollen or damaged battery case.
Your car battery’s life is affected by the weather. On very hot days, the water in the battery can evaporate, resulting in decreased performance. If this happens, you may notice the car is difficult to start. When the water in the battery evaporates, it also increases the likelihood of corrosion, which is the primary reason batteries leak and fail.
While heat can affect your car’s battery life, so can the cold. When temperatures drop, the battery must work harder to produce the energy needed to run the car. When the weather is very cold, it also causes the engine’s oil to thicken, which puts even more strain on the battery.
Here in the Flagstaff area, we experience hot summers and cold winters, so you may find that you need to replace your Chevrolet’s battery more often than once every three years. At the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center, we offer many service specials on our website, including discounts on batteries and installation and even free battery testing. We’ll inspect the battery for leaks and corrosion and check the cables and battery case to ensure the battery is in working condition.
Don’t wait. Contact the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center at 888-495-0038 and schedule your battery service. We look forward to assisting you!