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How to Tell If Your Car Battery Is About to Die

How to Tell If Your Car Battery Is About to Die

No one wants to end up on the side of the road with a dead vehicle. When a battery dies, your only course of action is to get a new one. However, be mindful of when that component is about to die, so you can get ahead of the issue.

OLD AGE

Most car batteries last about five years. While that does not mean you have to automatically get a new battery after five years, it does mean you should get your car checked out once you hit that milestone. Routine check-ups will allow a professional to give you advice on when you should get a new battery.

ELECTRIC PROBLEMS

Your battery does more than simply power your vehicle. It is also responsible for giving all other devices enough juice to operate. If you have problems with any of the following parts, then the culprit could be the battery.

  • Windshield wipers
  • Power windows
  • Radio
  • Headlights
  • Dashboard lights

SLOW CRANK

When you turn on your car, it should start up right away. If it stalls or takes a couple tries to turn on, then your battery might be on its last legs.Sometimes there is no way to help it, and you will end up on the side of the road with a dead battery. When that happens, call Empire Towing at 503-389-8869 to find great towing services.