When you start your vehicle’s ignition, you want it to work. But if the battery’s dead, your car won’t start. If that happens, your vehicle will be stuck in the garage, or you may find yourself stranded in a parking lot. A dead battery may be inconvenient, but it might cause you to be late for an appointment. You might even miss a flight. Fortunately, if you live in Prescott Valley, battery testing & replacement service is fast and easy when you take your vehicle to the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll make sure your battery can hold a charge, and we’ll provide a replacement battery if necessary.
Your vehicle’s battery supplies the electricity to start the engine. When you start the car, the battery also powers the lights, the radio, and accessories. Once the vehicle starts, the alternator supplies the power to run the car.
Like all batteries, car batteries ultimately lose the ability to hold a charge. When this happens, the battery is unable to produce the electricity needed to start the vehicle. Don’t wait until you’re faced with a dead battery before buying a new car battery in Prescott Valley. The service technicians at Flagstaff Chevrolet will check the battery and replace it if it’s not functioning properly.
Most car batteries last from three to five years, so a good rule of thumb is to replace yours about every three years. Inspecting the battery for signs it needs to be replaced is important, especially in our area, where the weather gets very hot.
These are some of the warning signs that your battery is getting weak:
The engine is slow to start.
The battery indicator or check engine light comes on.
The battery case is swollen or damaged.
Battery fluid is leakin
The water inside the car’s battery can evaporate in hot weather, causing a drop in performance. You’ll notice the car is hard to start. This can lead to corrosion, the main reason car batteries leak and fail.
Conversely, cold weather can also have an impact on your car battery’s life. Temperatures below freezing cause the battery to work harder to produce the power to run the car. Cold temperatures also thicken the engine oil, putting even more of a strain on the battery.
Here in the Prescott Valley area, the summers get pretty hot, and winter temperatures can get cold, so you may have to replace your car’s battery more than once every three years.
At the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center, we offer many Service & Parts Specials on our website, with discounts on batteries and many other maintenance and repair services. We’ll inspect your vehicle’s battery for leaks and corrosion and check the cables and battery case to ensure the battery is in top working condition.
Contact the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center and schedule a battery inspection today. Visit us at 1118 W. Rte. 66 in Flagstaff for all your automotive needs. We look forward to helping you!