Battery Service and Replacement
Together with the engine and the alternator, the car battery is one of the most vital components of your vehicle, and great battery health is essential to keep your car in great condition. Typically, batteries are so reliable and so simple that most drivers might forget they’re even there until it’s too late. If you pay attention to your car’s battery and conduct a few tests and observations along the way, you’ll reduce your risk of being stranded on the road.
Most batteries have a lifespan of 3-4 years, so as your battery starts approaching that age- you may begin to experience problems. Routine maintenance checks are the best way to keep an eye on the state of your battery, but here are a few faulty battery warning signs that should indicate that it’s time for a check up or for your battery to be replaced:
- Your car is slow to start, and the engine seems sluggish.
- Your ‘check engine’ light is on, which often signals a weak battery.
- Your battery is leaking.
- Your battery fluid level is low.
Without a healthy battery, your car won’t start, and there are few things more frustrating and stressful than being stranded with a flat car battery. Avoid this situation by getting your battery regularly serviced by the friendly and qualified professionals at In and Out Auto Care in Gladstone, OR. We’ll run all the appropriate tests to make sure your battery is operating at optimal efficiency, and if replacement is necessary we’ll do everything we can to have you back on the road as soon as possible.