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Consider the following scenario. You’re going to be late for work. When you finally get to your vehicle and put the key in the ignition, you discover that your battery has died. It’s a powerful, sinking sensation. We understand because we’ve been there. You’re undoubtedly left wondering how you might have a dead battery when you didn’t forget to switch off your lights or electrical system, not to mention how you’ll get to work.
First and foremost. Before assuming your battery is dead, double-check that it is securely fastened in your car and that all wires and connections are clean and securely attached. If a battery has ceased operating due to a faulty connection, it may still have life remaining in it. Read our step-by-step instructions here if you need assistance jump-starting your car.
Warning Signs of a Dead or Weakened Battery
A widespread misperception about current automotive batteries is that they would provide enough notice before failing. While it is true that automobiles used to start slowly before eventually dying, most contemporary batteries have evolved to run at maximum capacity until they can no longer. So though it’s excellent that batteries now last longer than they used to, you should be on the lookout for tiny signals that it’s on its way out.
The following are some common indicators that your battery is soon to die:
- Slower Engine Cranking
- Clicking Sound When You Turn the Key
- Terminal Corrosion
- Long Time Since Last Replaced
- Electric Functions Have Been Reduced (sluggish power windows, dimming headlights, etc.)
Additional Starting Issues
It’s also worth noting that the battery may not be the only problem if your vehicle won’t start. Starting issues might potentially indicate a faulty starter or alternator.
Your starter is the component that starts your engine. When a starter malfunctions, the engine may struggle to start or may not start at all. Electrical or mechanical failure, as well as the complete failure of the starter, might cause problems.
In addition, the alternator is responsible for two critical functions in the operation of your car. It does two things: first, it recharges your battery while your vehicle is operating, and second, it enables your battery to power essential electrical components like headlights and wipers. As a result, an alternator that has been damaged might produce abnormal electrical functioning or even prohibit the starting of your engine.
Your motor can start if you have a defective alternator (rather than a dead battery), but it will die fast and often since your alternator is no longer retaining a charge. We can assist you if you are unsure what is causing your initial issues.
What Can J&T Automotive Do For You?
Starting issues, such as batteries, starters, and alternators, are well-known to our skilled car specialists. As your automotive service partner, the best approach to assist you is, to begin with, a thorough evaluation of your vehicle. Our examination will pinpoint the source of your issue.
We’ll provide you with the best, most cost-effective option once we know what we face. Then, we’ll guide you through the whole repair process, keeping you updated on costs, components required, and repair turnaround time.
Service Your Battery, Starter, or Alternator Today to Avoid Being Stranded!
Don’t leave yourself stuck by depending on a kind stranger to starting your automobile. If you’ve realized your battery is on its way out, let us get you a new, quality battery, so you can go where you need to go dependably.